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    Default Conroe, obsolete by end of 2006???

    Well, I just found this article at bit-tech... makes interesting reading indeed.

    Conroe just a stop gap until Quad core CPU's arrive

    Here is another post from the authour of the article above explaining what he meant.

    Now doesn't that just put a big spanner in the works.

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    Default Re: Conroe, obsolete by end of 2006???

    I havn't read the article, but the quad core cpu's will only make Conroe obsolete (in the sense that there is no point in buying them) if:

    The new cpu requires a non-Conroe motherboard
    The new cpu is nearly the same pricing as Conroe

    If the quad core used the same motherboard as Conroe, and was more expensive, then I would buy a Conroe, and leave the Quad core as an uprade choice for later.

    I don't see much point in Quad core for a few years anyway. I mean, games are only just starting to use multi-cores properly.

    Quad core would be good for servers though.

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    Default Re: Conroe, obsolete by end of 2006???

    Quote Originally Posted by chiefnz
    Conroe just a stop gap until Quad core CPU's arrive


    Now doesn't that just put a big spanner in the works.
    Going by your sig, your PC looks pretty good. So who cares? there's always something new. There's always the endless competition. You buy whats around at the time, according to your budget and your needs.
    Such a fuss.........

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    Default Re: Conroe, obsolete by end of 2006???

    And read this: http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets...oc.aspx?i=2802

    Looks like the cheaper Conroes are VERY good value if you overclock. That's not going to be made obsolete very soon.

    I read the article you linked to, and it seems that the quad core will go in the Conroe motherboards, which is good news.

    With your setup cheifnz, I would wait until at least christmas next year before upgrading. By then we should be well into DX10 graphics cards, and nicely revised Intel/AMD offerings. That's when I plan my next upgrade

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