I'd look at a Xeon 5620 to be honest, 50% more cache and 32nm.
Actually, socket 2011 will be for both 22 and 32nm chips, but it'll be an enthusiast/workstation socket with PCIe 3.
I'm currently running a Q6600 (G0) at 3.4Ghz (378*9) on an "Asus p5k
deluxe Wifi AP". On hand, I have a Gigabyte "ga-ep45-ud3p".
I'm considering upgrading sideways to the gigabyte board, as it's a
P45 chipset. Would it be a significant upgrade worth the rebuild? I'd
get a newer, supposedly better OCing chipset and PCIe 2.0 with crossfire
capability; however, the p5k was a higher-end board upon release.
I've definitely planned my next full-system upgrade for socket 2011 Q3
next year, so I'm hoping this would give me a little more use from my
Q6600 and DDR2. I'm also planning on and have budgeted for the Intel G3
SSD for Q3 this year. What are the thoughts on the Q6600 vs. the Q9550?
I'm running eyefinity, so I'm not all that CPU limited in games, but I
am considering switching to an AMD hexacore (I edit/rip/encode a fair
bit) with 6g/s sata for the SSD.
I would love a review of these cards when they come out. Perhaps grouped together under one large review.
I'd love to see HH do a review of the 32nm intel quad core. This is the lowest end part quad core 32nm, and fills a comparable position to the 930.
It is a tad slower than the 930, built on 32nm, and has 12mb of cache. It also supports dual CPU configs, AES instructions, TEP, and other workstation class features like ECC.
It works in most 1366 mobos, and retails for 380$, compared to 290$ for the 930.
I'd love for the review to:
I've not seen a review for this part anywhere else, so it'd be an awesome first.
Nice man :)
Here is a very hot AMD cpu combo/mobo combo at microcenter, go for the X4 630
However, if I were you I'd wait ~10 days for the new AMD parts to drop, it may push prices down.
You'll also need to budget for a case, power supply, hard drive, cd-rom drive, and ram.
Hey, if you go with a VGA adaptor, know that they only support up to about ~1920*1200 at 60 FPS, and some not even that.
I just hooked up my 3 dell 2007WFPs (back from a pricing error: 600$ panel for ~140) to a 5850 via a VGA adaptor, and sometimes it'll say that it can't get 60FPS through it and will cannibalize a DVI link to convert to VGA, disconnecting my other DVI monitor. Sometimes.
Just be warned, my screens are 1680*1050.
Wow! I just installed that and am plainly impressed by the entire experience. Intuitive, compatible, fluid.
It's exactly what I've been looking for. But free. :)
An important point to add is that by the time Christmas rolls around they have an updated version ready for release a month later.