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Ah,right because having less PCI lanes and only 2 processors than can overclock due to the limited chipset makes your precious SB perfect.
Because people still use PCI and more than 2 CPUs.

Right...And iirc, 1366 only supports 2 CPUs as well and even then, only one of those boards can overclock decently and it costs more than a Phenom II + Motherboard + RAM.
    
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Because a lot of people do more than just game? I know this is purely for gaming, but Thuban is good because it gets you decent performance in everything for a low price.
Yeah I know, but people only think about gaming when it comes to CPU at times. I do more than game, plus I had an AM3 board already so I picked one up. I'm happy with it.
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1366 is still tops and will outlast SB in terms of actual usability. The limitations of SB just make the chipset a POS in the end. Granted the chips are fast, but the SB chipset is crippled compared to X58. You will likely never notice a difference between a 1366 or an 1155 system, but the 1366 socket is more versatile due to the X58 chipset.
Actually x58 hinders performance compared to sandy bridge, or 1156 for that matter. And if you ever have the urge to talk out of your ass again, stuff a cork in it.
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It's too bad they don't mention the 6950 being unlockable and OCing to 950Mhz. For most, that seems like the best choice and only $250 after rebate.
The difference between X58 and P67/Z68 is negligible. I wouldn't call a 920 for $200 @ 4.2Ghz a piece of junk, just not the preferred choice today unless you're going for 990x/4-way sli/xfire.
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P.S. Props to AMD though for not switching sockets every CPU launch like some people...
I agree. I see all those X58 setups for sale now because they want the next big thing. While I would like to get the next big AMD CPU I think I will wait and try to get a better board and then CPU down the road.
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Building a gaming PC? Look no further than the 2500k (Or the 2500 for the less adventurous types) - It's a fantastic value. I feel a significant performance boost between it and my 1090T at similar clocks in games.
    
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Clocks speeds matter a lot when you consider the only Llano we've seen in action was at 1.8ghz. Do you think it's going to be able to compete, as a gaming CPU, with 3+ghz Intel chips? Or even other AMD chips?

The article is talking about GAMING CPUs. I specifically said Llano, at those clock speeds, can't compete AS A GAMING CPU. Said nothing about not being a good product. Good grief.
If you watched the videos it played SC2 quite nicely on a 5650-like performance GPU. SC2 is a very CPU intensive game.

Llano is in the notebook market and yet competes with the i7-2600K (w/ IGPU). Should I remind you of the K8 days? Clock speeds don't matter.

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You (and Domino) jumped into the middle of the conversation. That is not my fault, and no one is angry. This was what he said:
My statement had nothing to do with xd. Completely irrelvant. If you have a personal problem in your given surroundings I'd suggest you deal with it there. There is the door.

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Building a gaming PC? Look no further than the 2500k (Or the 2500 for the less adventurous types) - It's a fantastic value. I feel a significant performance boost between it and my 1090T at similar clocks in games.
Exactly, best CPU for the market.
Edited by Domino - 5/1/11 at 10:56pm
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Yeah I know, but people only think about gaming when it comes to CPU at times. I do more than game, plus I had an AM3 board already so I picked one up. I'm happy with it.
And this is a perfect example of why Thuban is a great chip.
    
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I wonder how Bulldozer will change the reccs.
    
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I wonder how Bulldozer will change the reccs.
Very early to tell. I honestly hate people who make "x" amount of useless threads speculating over what bulldozer will do against Intel and the current market. All you end up getting is fanboy vs. fanboy, and the neutrals trying to settle everyone down.
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