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A SR-2 with two 6 cores would beat a 2600k, and would even in games most likely. Get the SR-2, I would.
How does the SR2 utilize those cores though, is it like SLI or XFire, or are both CPUs totally independent of each other? If it's like SLI, how's the scaling?
    
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post #12 of 51
Hes wrong.

No game is going to use that many cores/threads, its a moot point.

The SR-2s advantage is in rendering possibly in encoding but with Z67 and quicksync SB still probably has the advantage there.

Simply put, an SR2 with 12 cores and 24 threads would waste many of those cores/threads in gaming. It would not be faster.
    
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post #13 of 51
Hell you can see idle cores with quad or hexa cores. But for folding....
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Hes wrong.

No game is going to use that many cores/threads, its a moot point.

The SR-2s advantage is in rendering possibly in encoding but with Z67 and quicksync SB still probably has the advantage there.

Simply put, an SR2 with 12 cores and 24 threads would waste many of those cores/threads in gaming. It would not be faster.
He firstly is getting it for business as he said. The SR-2 would be overall fast, and in games, if anything is seen it would be minimal. Plus many games are going to use 6 cores soon(or AMD is screwed, haha). Such as the new Havok that will be used in Skyrim.
    
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Games use so little CPU power it's ridiculous. Any configuration of graphics cards you shove in the computer will be the bottleneck long before a quad core nehalem based based processor @4 ghz. Games would be perfectly with half the CPU power of any of your options, so IMO it doesn't matter which is better at gaming. If you've got other uses for the computer which can use the SR2 then go for it.
    
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I think its too late in this architecture cycle to spend nearly $2000 for just the cpus and board.

Wait for bulldozer/SBe they're only a month(s) away respectively and you will have a better perspective on the market at that time.
    
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I think its too late in this architecture cycle to spend nearly $2000 for just the cpus and board.
Thats has crossed my mind.


I think we could bicker about this all day.
There is no doubt in my mind the 2600k will get better frame rates on current games, but the real question is how much.
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Thats has crossed my mind.


I think we could bicker about this all day.
There is no doubt in my mind the 2600k will get better frame rates on current games, but the real question is how much.
5 FPS max most likely.
    
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The SR-2 is going to run way better. The 5645 will smash the 2600k, and will run so much better in the future(think well over 5 years pretty much).
I disagree... The single most high end CPU from 5 years ago is probably at it's wits end at the moment.
     
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post #20 of 51
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I disagree... The single most high end CPU from 5 years ago is probably at it's wits end at the moment.
C2Qs are still running great! Two 6 core CPU will last 5 years MIN.
    
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