Finding something to build, while waiting for new cores
Subject: Systems | April 17, 2006 - 09:32 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Later this year the new cores will be ready, but if you don't want to wait for AM-2 or Conroe there is still great systems to build. Extremetech puts together a Core-Duo Pentium system to while away the time.
If you find yourself with the urge, check out the newly updated PC Perspective Hardware Leaderboard!
"If you want to build a system soon, you're faced with something of a dilemma: Both Intel and AMD
are planning substantial upgrades to their CPUs this year. In the case of AMD, they're simply
moving the existing architecture to DDR2/667 and a new socket format. Otherwise, there are no
substantial changes coming this year from AMD.
Intel, on the other hand, is readying a new architecture for their desktop PCs that's
substantially different from the existing NetBurst (Pentium D and Pentium 4) CPUs. Although it
borrows a few elements from NetBurst, and adds a few twists of its own (such as single-cycle SSE
instruction execution), it's more similar to the current Intel mobile architecture than to
current Pentium D processors."
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