CONCLUSIONS & AFTERTHOUGHTS
But the real concern I am seeing now is that every processor is tied to new chipset. With the QX9650, you needed a new motherboard to handle the 1333Mhz FSB and now you need yet another motherboard that supports the new 1600Mhz front side bus specification. And now that the new six-core processors are to be released within the upcoming months, are they too going to need a new motherboard and chipset as well? Only time will tell. I just hope this isn't going to be a new trend in today's computing.
Don't get me wrong, I do like faster processors, but just not ones that force the consumer to fork out another $200 for a new motherboard to use it.
- Blistering Fast
- Quad-Core FTW
- Rock Stable
- Increase in on-board cache.
- Very Expensive
- Needs yet a newer motherboard that supports 1600Mhz FSB.
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