View Full Version : Intel unveils powerful new computer chip

07-27-2006, 09:29 PM
I'll be holding out on that upgrade, til this processor is available:

Core 2 Duo (http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/15139710.htm)

07-27-2006, 09:40 PM
Well, by the time BoB comes out this will be bargain bin stuff as they have pushed the p-3 as far as it will go.
This chip is a stop gap until the quad chips come out next year.
Wait for those chips until you upgrade for BoB http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

07-28-2006, 01:28 AM
But will be Bob optimized for dual or quad cores CPU?

07-28-2006, 05:05 AM
I have considered upgrading my AMD Athlon 64 3500+ to a 4000 and my NV6800 Ultra PCIe to a 7900GT, but with Windows Vista coming next year and DX10, I'm thinking I'll wait a bit. Current video cards are not DX10 capable and the dual core CPU technology is improving and will likely be the way of the future. Big things are happening in computer technology once again and in a just a few years, I think sims and games will be optimized for dual core CPU's.

07-28-2006, 05:10 AM
Originally posted by alert_1:
But will be Bob optimized for dual or quad cores CPU?

Il-2 performance gain is incredible on Core2 Duo CPUs. It gained much higher increase then any other game tested on Core 2 Duo. I can't remember where I saw it...I think it was anand or tom's hw. They repeated the test several times because they just couldn't believe Il-2 results http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

TgD Thunderbolt56
07-28-2006, 06:54 AM
there are a couple links in this thread from a week or so ago that actually use PF as a test platform:



07-28-2006, 10:44 AM
The firingsquad site uses IL-2 as one of its benchmarks. I have a 6700 on its way but there are no SLI Nvidia 590 motherboards released yet. Should be some in august.

07-28-2006, 10:46 AM
Intel Core 2 Duo

I was reading you can overclock those babys to 4 GHZ! (with proper cooling, of course)
Source: http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=2795&p=18