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Cool beans - just a word to the wise though...

4Ghz is way, way low for SB.

AvP and Heaven are both going to bottleneck on your gpus with either cpu.

You should test Crysis 1 for instance, because it uses the same engine as the game you're having the usage issues with.

Other than that just bench the games you have, and then compare your results.

I think in most cases at 5760 its not going to make a big difference though Also consider an i5-2500k, but you don't seem to have any cost concerns so enjoy
Oh don't worry man, there will be an extra set of results for when I have finished overclocking the living snot out of it. This is just as close an apples to apples test as I can do.
    
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Oh don't worry man, there will be an extra set of results for when I have finished overclocking the living snot out of it. This is just as close an apples to apples test as I can do.
Nice choice man. I was faced with a tough decision just like that. I took the leap of faith from phenom x 6 to a 2500k and could not be happier. My 6950 GPU's where always at 99% on SB.

One thing that was a big win was the overclock on SB. Phenom just was not cutting it on the OC. Now I got a better board coming so 5+ GHz here I come. Enjoy man!
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I am a happy camper.

4.8ghz at 1.43v and full GPU usage.
    
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Ahhhhh the power of sandy bridge.



See I wasn't lying

Phenom II /w lower gpu clocks:




Sandy Bridge /w higher gpu clocks:




Total win imo Grats!
Edited by BallaTheFeared - 6/18/11 at 2:06pm
    
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Another SB + Balla fueled success story.
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I am a happy camper.

4.8ghz at 1.43v and full GPU usage.
Feels good doesn't it?

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Ahhhhh the power of sandy bridge.



See I wasn't lying


Total win imo Grats!
I agree!

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Another SB + Balla fueled success story.
Happened to me as well. Wouldn't have seen the light if I hadn't seen his PhenomII vs SB thread. Good stuff.
 
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