I have no illusions as to Dvorak's knowledge but I keep saying that there will be the same market for this as there was with FX62. Maybe 5% of the market."The Macintosh uses an experimental pointing device called a 'mouse.' There is no evidence that people want to use these things."
-- John C. Dvorak, SF Examiner, Feb. 1984.
Well, so much for John's judgement.
All kidding aside, all through my AMD-bashing, I'm still more than open in going with a Quad FX instead of my long-lusted-for 2xClovertown. Naturally it will have to be with quadcores sitting on each socket. If by the time I've finished holding up 7/11s and have the money to buy the system there is a choice in 2xQuads from AMD and Intel I will carefully weigh my options completely blind to brand. Bang for the buck is my only consideration. If Quad FX wins, then I'm whipping out my Visa card and starting my own QFX DaClan with Baron. :lol:
Clovertown is still a wksta complete with FBDIMMS, which is just the same as Opteron. I don't want ANY server features. I do hope though that they drop a new rev that drops power to 89W.
I mean there is supposedly (HKEPC) an 89W 6000+ on the horizon running at 3GHz. 125W was fine for one proc but two is pushing it.
The good thing though is that CnQ will be in effect most of the time as things like Office and Firefox don't use very much CPU. If the mobo allows you to set the lowest CnQ clock speed, it's possible to run the chips at 800MHz for the average use case.