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the thuban is for those who can't be arsed with replacing their mobos (pain in the ass to do so and reinstall window 7 since it's a different mobo now)


1090t when properly overclocked to 4 Ghz with a 2600-3000 NB is JUST about very close to a 2500k.
     
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Otherwise, you get similar or better performance in most apps with a higher clocked Deneb which costs more than $50 cheaper.


Nonsense.

You overclock the thuban higher than the deneb, since that is the reality, deneb isn't faster clock for clock than thuban

Anyone with a Deneb is welcome to compare benches on similar cooling.

OT:

It isn't July yet, no one knows how much Thuban will cost then. It may become cost effective again, at the moment obviously it isn't.
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post #13 of 25
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I would like my next update to be an AMD hexacore processor but with Buldozer coming out soon and Ivy Bridge a bit later I would like to know if it is still worth it to buy a 1090T. Note that I would be getting this upgrade in July.
Honestly with Bulldozer coming out in less than 2 months...actually just a bit over 1 month from now, what's the point. While it is true the 1100T is a great CPU if you're just upgrading, it's not really worth it right now. The reason being is that you're going to have to build a whole new system anyway. So why not just do it all at once using the AMD 900 series chipsets and the Bulldozer CPU's. They'll have 4, 6, and 8 cores so you can pick whichever one is in your price point.

Personally, I skipped Thuban (mostly because I needed a CPU with super low power draw and I found it in my Athlon II X4 630 (3.5Ghz @ 1.4v).
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post #14 of 25
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1090t when properly overclocked to 4 Ghz with a 2600-3000 NB is JUST about very close to a 2500k.


I'd like to see that if possible. Got any benches to show this?
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post #15 of 25
Not worth it.

2500K beats it in everything including rendering too. It's worth it if the Phenom II x6 was about $125.
    
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I'd like to see that if possible. Got any benches to show this?

Well, for Cinebench 11.5, my own Phenom II 1090t get 6.88 when overclocked to 4 Ghz and NB on 2600. but that's kinda the point, you HAVE to overclock it to get anywhere equal to the newer intel chips.

     
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post #17 of 25
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Well, for Cinebench 11.5, my own Phenom II 1090t get 6.88 when overclocked to 4 Ghz and NB on 2600. but that's kinda the point, you HAVE to overclock it to get anywhere equal to the newer intel chips.

Anything similar in other benchmarks or real world applications? I been contemplating a Thuban too, but of course one on sale or used from here on OCN.
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post #18 of 25
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Well, for Cinebench 11.5, my own Phenom II 1090t get 6.88 when overclocked to 4 Ghz and NB on 2600. but that's kinda the point, you HAVE to overclock it to get anywhere equal to the newer intel chips.

Is your RAM a bit slow or something? I am getting 7.08 in Cinebench 11.5 when clocked to 4 GHz.

On Topic: You will know a lot better what you can afford or want to buy in about a month when BD comes out.
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http://www.anandtech.com/show/3877/a...ance-scaling/7

shows you how thubans can get quite a bit more performance and be a bit closer to i7s when NB is overclocked.
     
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Is your RAM a bit slow or something? I am getting 7.08 in Cinebench 11.5 when clocked to 4 GHz.

On Topic: You will know a lot better what you can afford or want to buy in about a month when BD comes out.

yea, my RAM is at fault, i got 4 sticks of 2 GB ram, 1333 MHz at cl 9, not the greatest. anyone clue me on this? like, make it faster.

it's this ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231189
     
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