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Originally Posted by LizardNo, it's not a misprint, but don't forget that $266 is the list price, so what you end up paying (depending on where you buy it) won't be exactly the same as this. It's a great price even so :)
Originally Posted by barndoor101you got the Xeon table wrong - the logical cores column
Originally Posted by LizardWhat do you think is incorrect in the table?
Originally Posted by TulatinQuote:Originally Posted by LizardWhat do you think is incorrect in the table?
It may be difficult to utilize a CPU with 0 logical cores.
L5609 1.86GHz 4 0 40W 1,066, 800 $440
Originally Posted by LizardNo, the table is correct. This CPU does have 4 physical cores but doesn't support Hyper-Threading so doesn't have any logical cores.
Originally Posted by TulatinQuote:Originally Posted by LizardNo, the table is correct. This CPU does have 4 physical cores but doesn't support Hyper-Threading so doesn't have any logical cores.
Makes sense. Can you add an * to it in the article, and clarify this to deal with further confusion?
Originally Posted by DoomahAbout the X5677. The reason it's higher clocked but less cores is simple: Some server software is 'pay per core'. So if your server has less cores, you pay less for the software. So instead of taking a slower 6 core, you actually save money by taking a faster quadcore.
Originally Posted by uncleanGuys, the explanation of why the Opteron is so much faster in Cinebench R11 is flawed. Although there is some element of truth regarding the lower clocked cores, as there is more overhead associated with actually executing each thread, that can be said of R11 too. The difference is really due to the 16 thread limit present in Cinebench R10.
Originally Posted by uncleanSame for the 470 & 480 reviews. Arguably, the 480 *is* the fastest single card, not by much of a margin, granted. However, to give the 470 lower ratings (mainly regarding value) than the 480 seems absurd, as it clearly represents much better value for money.
Originally Posted by javamanSo in including ram and mobo, how much would a quad socket settup cost? Would that displace GPU's for folding?
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