Power Consumption

Overall power consumption also has Intel in the lead thanks to the new 45nm parts. Even the old Q6600 still manages to remain competitive here as well.

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Gaming Performance Final Words


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  • Margalus - Thursday, March 27, 2008 - link

    intel did not do "paper launch" of the wolfdale. They are just popular. If you can't find one, you aren't looking very hard. I've had an e8400 for over a month now, and have seen them in stock at multiple places since then. Reply
  • The Jedi - Monday, April 7, 2008 - link

    Aside of the E8400 being faster than the E6850, they $#%@ed up the industry by pricing it considerably cheaper, creating massive demand, while being unprepared to fill that demand. The E8400 supplies dried up leading to scalping on eBay.

    Now supplies of the E8400 have returned and the price is around where it ought to be. Hopefully Intel will keep it together.
  • stinkyj - Thursday, March 27, 2008 - link

    i see stock for 8400 too, but i see a wide variance in pricing. in stock == inflated price.
  • sc3252 - Thursday, March 27, 2008 - link

    Its nice to see some competition in the quad core arena. AMD isnt the fastest, but it does put out a competitive enough part for now. Hopefully in the next 3-4 months they will release faster cpu's to up the ante. Reply
  • mlau - Thursday, March 27, 2008 - link

    The LDAP guys think the new Phenoms are quite impressive:

    They don't win against Intel on all irrelevant benchmarks (3dmark and
    the other synthetic crap), but fare quite well in server workloads.

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