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[iXbt] Sandy Bridge and Lynnfield Quad-Core Processors Compared

post #1 of 22
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It's an article that compares the performance of the 2 architectures at the same clock speed 2.8GHz. It's about time someone wrote this review

http://ixbtlabs.com/articles3/cpu/sa...nfield-p1.html
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15% faster core for core then it OCs much higher. 2500k is an amazing value in my opinion, especially if you're gaming.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Shrimp View Post
15% faster core for core then it OCs much higher. 2500k is an amazing value in my opinion, especially if you're gaming.
Agreed 100%. Will be quite awhile before I'll need anything faster.
Edited by Diabolical999 - 4/27/11 at 5:32am
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Looks like my Yorkfield is starting to show its age.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Prox View Post
Looks like my Yorkfield is starting to show its age.
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This article makes me want to upgrade even more.
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post #7 of 22
Quote:
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Looks like my Yorkfield is starting to show its age.
I feel kind of sorry for my Q9550. It's being useless right now in my secondary rig, powering a 9800GTX. It should have a more honorable job, especially after killing most of the 2010 CPUs since 2008

Quote:
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This article makes me want to upgrade even more.
Honestly, you shouldn't.
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post #8 of 22
My friend keeps asking me why I want a sandy bridge over an older i7. That link is perfect to make him shut his mouth. It's cheaper, faster, and can be easily overclocked higher.
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post #9 of 22
Doesn't look like it's worth going from lynnfield to Sandy Bridge for gaming unless you have a super high-end GPU or higher end multi GPU setup. You get more performance, but it's not going to be like going from a qxxxx, or AM3.
     
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post #10 of 22
Time to make a Micro Center trip this weekend.
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