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What a Weekend
Posted by: Hooz on: 08/09/2005 03:06 AM [ Print | 5 comment(s) ]
I didn't get much net surfin' time in this weekend due to a self-imposed, chemically-induced coma (Nyquil r0x0rz j00!) I've been in for the last couple days. It figures, just when I get my new machine up and running, my head and eyes hurt so bad I couldn't even stand to look at my monitor. For those of you who might be interested, the aforementioned "new machine" is my new daily driver. It consists of a Pentium D 820, Intel D945GTP motherboard, MSI Geforce 6600, 1gb of DDR2, a DVD+/-RW DL, a Seagate (NCQ enabled) 160gb SATA drive and, of course, my 2005FPW. I installed XP64 on it for the time being, but some driver issues might force me back to regular, old XP Pro before long. Anyway. I'll post more about the machine after I've actually had a chance to use it. In the meantime, I'm counting on you guys to help out with the news this week. It's going to be a busy week (all four days of it) at work for me, so email me everything news-worthy that you can find and I'll post it when I get a free minute or two throughout the day. Now... Where are my little, green caplets?
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#37592 Posted on: 08/09/2005 09:28 AM
You traitor.. that's not really a dualie..
It's some hacked together fsb-sharing 2-isolated-cores-on-the-same-chip bad mojojojo.
And DDR2? who's idea was it to give something that is already tripping over itself for memory access a higher latency ram?
What about brand mispredictions??
lol, nah i don't even know what i'm talking abut.
More intel dual core road maps: http://pc.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/2005/0808/kaigai201.htm
I do like how many of intel's "new chips" are slower than the old ones.
'What do you mean the "MHz is everything" isn't working? Quck, change how we number them! Add more cache! Add more cores! Hide the deficiency!'
#37593 Posted on: 08/09/2005 06:44 PM
NiQuil huh, reminds me of a Denis Leary stand-up routine. Excerpt:
"NiQuil... Capital 'N' small 'i' BIG fuckin' Q... Yeah i Love it. We've reached the point where the over the counter drugs are actually stronger than anything you can buy on the street. It says back on the box 'May cause drowsiness'... Yeah right it should say 'Don't make any fuckin' plans okay!'..."
Priceless if you ask me.
On topic, I love my new AMD X2 system. Stable as a rock and runs more silent than my water cooled dual Athlon MP system (thanks to the heatpipe-cooled ASUS A8N-SLI Premium and boxed X2 heatpipe). I'm still waiting for my second XFX GF6600GT DDR3 card, so I can play around with the higher settings in UT2004 and Far Cry.
Oh yeah, I have the NCQ enabled Seagate 7200.7's (two 160's in RAID-0). For example, level loading times in UT2004 are measured in heartbeats instead of tenths of seconds. In a LAN-game, my previous duallie (with a single 7200RPM U160 HD) is still loading the level, while I'm already shouting "Unstoppable" on my X2 boxen. It's not ALL marketing, they ARE making some progress on hardware performance.
Now where's my bong...
"What is understood, need not to be discussed..." Loren Adams
is home now
#37594 Posted on: 08/09/2005 09:41 PM
Price per unit of performance for the pentium 820 is unmatched by even the AMD X2's. I'd rather have an X2 but I can see his logic.
it changes too much
Ghost in the System
#37595 Posted on: 08/09/2005 10:39 PM
There are no green pills Hooz...you must take either the red pill or the blue pill. If you take the blue pill I will show you how far the road map goes.
Anjel Folding at Home - AMD Turion 64 1.6Ghz @ 2.0Ghz 1.08v
nope, it's not me
#37596 Posted on: 08/09/2005 10:42 PM
Man, I thought I accidentally ended up at the vonage website for a second there...then I saw the Pentium D glaring at me.
Don't take too long to let us know that bad boy performs, Hooz!