Originally posted by: @meno
Thanx for the info mate.
Was wondering whether to get the FX to run 4x4 or wait for the Agena.
I think for the time being the better choice would be waiting a little longer as the price for 2 units of FX is a little too pricey IMHO.
At the time I put this pc together (Feb), Intel's best was over $1300 and the 74,s just under $500 each at newegg, since it takes 2, to create the quad for AMD.. The thought of the Intel crashing..and waiting on replacement, compared to a 74 crashing..and only having to wait for 1 cpu..and the pc is still usable. Not only the fact of cost..if it were to be my fault. Those were my deciding factors.
And the 4x4 name...should actually be 2coresx2cores=4.
The 74's supposedly will be able to run with more cpu's then 2, together eventually..I think a MB needs to be designed.
The Intel will OC much higher....but I don't see this system needs any oc'ing (4x3000mhz is plenty).
It will run several apps/games at one time, I've even ran 3dmark06 full test, while 4 games were launched and talking on Ventrilo over the net (had to minimize all during bench mark).
I knew there would be issues starting off with Vista 64 bit...but things have been coming together very nicely for it.
I'm looking forward to the next cpu's offered from AMD.
ASUS L1N64-SLI 680a WS Dual Socket L, 2x AMD Athlon 64 FX-74, 2x ASUS EN8800GTX/DDR3/768M (SLI),
2x WD 150GB Raptors 10000rpm-Raid0, 4gig Corsair DDR2@800mhz-PC6400, Dell 30in (2560x1600),
Enermax Galaxy 1000W, ThermalTake Armour Extreme, Vista Ultimate-64bit OS...