Intel Quad-Cores In November

Intel had already announced plans to introduce its quad-core chips in Q4, 2006 and now we have the first firm dates as Hewlett-Packard will be the first vendor to offer the chip on November 13.

The Hewlett-Packard workstations will be the first computers to run on Intel's quad-core processors, now known as Xeon 5300. This early introduction of the quad core chip is even more impressive when considering that rival AMD will not feature a quad-core processor until Q2, 2007. AMD claims that its native quad-core design is superior to Intel's technique of connecting two dual-cores in one chip. Those claims however, cannot be verified until both processors can be compared in real-world conditions.

Intel's quad-core processors will not be available for mainstream desktops until Q1 2007 when the Core 2 Quad chip is launched. Gamers will also get their own quad-core version in the shape of the Core 2 Extreme, a processor expected to ship soon.

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Intel Quad-Cores In November

while it is not native quad core it almost doubles the performance of core2 duo that is leading at the moment. Naitive or not, hard to beat for AMD. I also saw intels roadmap, seems they will be always 10-25nm superior to AMD... what can i say, they got the capital

Intel Quad-Cores In November

I havent seen any benchmarks for games using quad cores yet,ive seen apps benchs and quad core seems the way to go with these.I was thinking that if the games use only 2 cores then maybe the other 2 cores would be running the os? Maybe im wrong but its just a thought.

Intel Quad-Cores In November

Alan Wake is a creation to force people to support not only Quad core but also Direct X 10 and Windows Vista (the latter two being connected by force).Don't buy this game. It's a scam to take people's money and force immediate change in the market; forcing us to buy new PC's, new mobos, new graphics cards, a new OS and new software. It's a total scam. Don't fall for it.

Intel Quad-Cores In November

Um, have you's guys actually seen Alan Wake in motion? Theres been two showings of it, and its f**king amazing. If it takes Quad Cores to render those landscapes, then I'll go get Quad Core. Yous can do whatever you want.

Intel Quad-Cores In November

Uhh... the video in Alan Wake has nothing to do with DirectX 10 or how many cores you have, if it requires that much power or such an elaborate API than the programmers really aren't up to scratch on optimization techniques.

Intel Quad-Cores In November

Yes I do, I've been a lead programmer for games across the midwest US for about 15 years now. You're a kid right? Obviously not old enough to remember naything from the demoscene, the ability to create these effects have been in the hands of any skiled programmers for years, any PS3.0 capable video card carries more than enough pwer to produce those scenes."Sorry, you don't know crap"

Intel Quad-Cores In November

You call me an idiot, you say your in the pc games industry as a programmer, yet you offer no real techical knowledge about the subject at hand, which was that Alan Wake can't be maxxed out without Quad Cores. So offer us all some real insight mate, or just STFU.

Intel Quad-Cores In November

Umm.. Whats so good about the graphics in Alan Wake again? They look pretty sub-par to me.The terrain is chunky and the textures are too repetetive, not even mentioning the trees. No better than Oblivion, Gothic 3 looks much better and still has all the other Bells and wHistles Alan Wake has.

Intel Quad-Cores In November

well i can say that you made a good purchase unless you wish to pay $900 for the base quad core cpu?Oh and they are no faster in games atm,just the same speed but apps is another story as some of em make use of the extra cores.

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