5 Quad core systems showing off their stuff
Subject: Systems | March 5, 2007 - 06:59 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Tech Report has revamped some of their testing methods, and revisit some quad-core desktops that they've reviewed previously. Among the many changes, they switched to Vista Ultimate 64 bit edition, so drop by and see what effect that has had on these systems performance.
"AS YOU MAY KNOW, we've already reviewed the top-end desktop quad-core processor rigs from Intel and AMD. We examined the Core
2 Extreme QX6700 upon its debut, and we covered AMD's Quad FX platform even before it hit store shelves. What we found, in a
nutshell, is that four processor cores is a wonderful thing to have, but only if you have some heavy multitasking to do or you
happen to make extensive use of one of the few applications out there capable of taking full advantage of four cores
simultaneously. But things have changed somewhat since our last dance with quad-core systems, and so we're gathered here today
to take another look."
Here are some more Systems articles from around the web:
- Build It: $800 Gaming PC @
- Build a Green PC @ ExtremeTech
- Living with Intel's V8 Workstation and AMD's 4x4 @ Digital Trends
- Dell XPS M1710 rev. 2 @ HotHardware
- Gateway FX530XG Gaming PC @