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Nehalem- New Intel CPU (X58 chipset)

b1lk1

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Why would you or anyone else expect any major gains? Couple this with the fact that the intial 6 month release will most likely be high end only, and the un-overclockable mid range to follow I am just not understanding the Nehalem hype.
 

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Not that bad, but they seem a little too close to the level of our current gens.
I think most people would agree, but this is the "Rumor Mill" section and this is completely new design of a a cpu and chipset.

I dont mean anything harsh, performance is so far not that great but man this is an intresting new devolpment.
 

Battery

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this looks really interesting:
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/intel-nehalem-overclock,5573.html

i also dug up this, dono how reliable it is tho... intel nehalem will support overclock

i'm gonna be building myself a new calculator in October so i'll let you all know how that works out for me (still trying to find some really good, low latency ddr3 ram but all i find are 7's!)

now whats all this i hear about triple channel ram? does that mean i can get three dual channel kits or two triple channel kits (and would you care to explain how triple channel would work 'cause i'm quite baffled and skeptical of triple channel ram). let me reinterate: is it three dual-channels or two triple-channels (assuming 6 dimms)

everyone's bitching about the whole non-overclockability of the lower nehalems, the 2.66gh bloomfield is gonna be $284 us (cheaper than the 9450 i was planning on getting and unlocked!). the TH article i gave at the top shows that nehalem (presumable bloomfields) are very overclockable and have qpi, which in itself should be reason enough for getting a bloomfield rather than a lowly lynnfield. theres also the possibility that the whole oc-lock was just a rumour that everyone went ape-shit over and spread faster than army propaganda.
 

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Yeah, but at those speeds and those latencies, you might as well run DDR2.

I'm looking at 1600MHz+ for the DDR3 before you get the bandwidth advantages (on current chipsets, of course, who knows what we'll see with tri-channel)
 

Battery

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yea i wanted to get fast ram but the specs on the x58's say their max supported speed is 1333 - ya think it'll support 1666 cards? i havent had much experience with ram as my current computer is er... old (see signature). it has only 2 ddr dimms.

offtopic sidenote (well BARELY related and i dont care to start a new thread on this): i've been looking up solid state drives and i'm wondering what the difference is between these two:
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=31290&vpn=OCZSSD2-1C64G&manufacture=OCZ%20Technology
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=29398&vpn=OCZSSD2-1S64G&manufacture=OCZ Technology
same size, same company, $700 difference.
 

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Kingston , ive always been fond of them. Performance or not. They have ALWAYS been ultra stable, affordable, and sometimes smoking fast
 

zlojack

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yea i wanted to get fast ram but the specs on the x58's say their max supported speed is 1333 - ya think it'll support 1666 cards? i havent had much experience with ram as my current computer is er... old (see signature). it has only 2 ddr dimms.

offtopic sidenote (well BARELY related and i dont care to start a new thread on this): i've been looking up solid state drives and i'm wondering what the difference is between these two:
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=31290&vpn=OCZSSD2-1C64G&manufacture=OCZ Technology
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=29398&vpn=OCZSSD2-1S64G&manufacture=OCZ Technology
same size, same company, $700 difference.
(Sorry for OT)

Wow! That price almost makes going to SSD for OS and programs worth thinking about. Two of those babies in RAID0! S-s-s-smokin!
 

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