Originally posted by: Cookie Monster
Is it me or the quad FX setup draws similiar power consumptions?
For whatever it was worth in terms of the article's authors idea of "max load"...yes it appears you could put 8 Core2 cores to work for you at the same electricity bill as putting 4 Athlon64 cores to work for you.
I personally found that to be eye-opening because the chips are both 65nm, both clocked at 3GHz but AMD's chips are SOI (supposed to give some
I don't care much for the idea of running FB-DIMMS...but on the other hand if I am going to pack more than 4 GB of ram into a computer then I realize about the only thing I'd do with it is turn it into a ramdrive and run my HDD-access intensive programs from the ramdisk.
In which case FB-DIMM latency and performance kind of don't matter too much relative to HDD latency for that purpose.
EDIT: ha ha, I suck, did a quick check on FX-74 and realized it is 90nm NOT 65nm...totally explains the 2:1 power consumption then. LegitReviews article on AMD's 4x4