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    New Intel Core i7 (Nehalem) reviews with Lightwave benchmarks

    FYI - Intel Core i7 (Nehalem) reviews were released today, and I found a couple of the reviews have benchmark data with Lightwave 9.3. Linked here for your enjoyment:

    http://www.extremetech.com/article2/...2333773,00.asp
    http://www.planetx64.com/index.php?o...1&limitstart=7

    The quick summary is that the slowest Core i7 920 (2.66 Ghz) outperforms the current top Core 2 QX9770 (3.2 Ghz) by 11-18% in these particular Lightwave benchmarks. Not bad for a ~$300 cpu...

    The top of the line Core i7 965 (3.2 Ghz) destorys every other contender, beating the similar clock speed Core 2 QX9770 (3.2 Ghz) by 25-31% in the same benchmarks. It even beats the dual socket Skulltrail V8 (2 x QX9775 at 3.2 Ghz) system listed on one of the benchmarks.

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    Thanks for the post. Interesting to see what's coming out soon.

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    will this be integrated on mac processors as well?
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    I'm wondering if this I7 965 CPU is more interesting to buy 'now' than buying Dual QUAD XEON. The price is obvious, but what would be the speed difference for rendering in LW? Any1?

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    so is this Core i7 a duel core or single core... and when will it be out.

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    so i just read that there will be 3 types and all 3 are quad core. so why is it cheaper.

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    http://www.core-i7.com/features-overview-table.html

    not bad. to bad i just placed an order for new pc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by virtualcomposer View Post
    will this be integrated on mac processors as well?
    Probably. Whether it's something that makes MacWorld we probably won't know until MacWorld. Haven't been keeping up with the rumors myself as of late.

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    add to that ATI stream-everywhere coming in december... boummm


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    Core i7 systems are out now and available from the usual suspects - Dell, Gateway, etc. You can also go the build your own route as individual cpus and motherboards are for sale at places like newegg.

    As for rendering speed, a single Core i7 965 will be about the same as current dual Core2 quad xeon machines (the dual socket Skulltrail V8 in one of the benchmarks above is basically a rebranded dual quad xeon setup). Of course the dual server version of Core i7 itself will be out early next year and will obliterate pretty much any other setup...

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    so to clarify,one of the new intel i7 chips that's quad core and hyperthreaded is about the same as 2 xeon quadcore chips you'd see in a mac pro?
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    thats corect

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    cool!

    so if [when] apple update their mac pro's to this chip/memory/mother board we'll see 16 threads at work on lightwave renders and get a 2x performance gain over the current mac pro's at same clock speeds?
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    probably yes, but it needed to be based on Nehalem platform, Core i7.

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    How do they compare speed wise to the quad core xeons (54xx)?

 

 
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