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Well, i've seen some games that actually show a decrease in performance when using ht, not sure why though.

But yeah, unless your folding or using heavily threaded apps, i7's really aren't worth it. But it's better for future proofing I guess.

i7's are totally worth it imo... the games that don't do well with ht are really old... most newer games actually show some improvement in fps with ht on.
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lol. I bought it just in case I ever need it for my career (computer systems technician) which is my program. HT can't be a bad thing
You're right
I have done toooo much testing! And when HT looses out to non-HT it's always very close.
But when HT is an advantage. We smoke the non-HT chips

3DMark11 for instance!
A 2600K @ 4.3GHz beats a 2500K @ 4.7GHz
And the same is true for 3DMark Vantage!
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You're right
I have done toooo much testing! And when HT looses out to non-HT it's always very close.
But when HT is an advantage. We smoke the non-HT chips

3DMark11 for instance!
A 2600K @ 4.3GHz beats a 2500K @ 4.7GHz
And the same is true for 3DMark Vantage!
Yep, if you play benchmarks that use all available cores the 990x is still the best chip out there.

Personally my i5-2500k is probably going to be traded in for Ivy Bridge anyways, I will never future proof with Intels tick tock releases.

When games can use 8 threads, I'll have an 8 core cpu.

I game at 4.8 typically, bench at 5.2 or higher.
    
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Yep, if you play benchmarks that use all available cores the 990x is still the best chip out there.

Personally my i5-2500k is probably going to be traded in for Ivy Bridge anyways, I will never future proof with Intels tick tock releases.

When games can use 8 threads, I'll have an 8 core cpu.

I game at 4.8 typically, bench at 5.2 or higher.
5.254GHz are these your results
I got them from your Sig! So it seems you like to show benchies


2600K @ 4.3GHz


But yeah, you're going to go Ivy Bridge! And a 990x is faster

edit! 1.52v to get 27222 in Vantage
You best go back to having pops at the AMD lads
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2600k is meant to run at 5+
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Push it until no more (safely). And yes Hot Tub Timemachine was a funny movie, thought it was going to be crappy but turned out pretty good. But your avatar reminds me of Knocked Up.
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5.254GHz are these your results
I got them from your Sig! So it seems you like to show benchies


2600K @ 4.3GHz


But yeah, you're going to go Ivy Bridge! And a 990x is faster

edit! 1.52v to get 27222 in Vantage
You best go back to having pops at the AMD lads

The i7 is faster if something uses more than 4 threads, games that use more than 4 threads are few and far between.

Before you take cracks at me you should probably mosey on over to your gpu score, $100 extra didn't net you much in that department.

Again you seem ill informed, the 990x is not faster in 99% of games, because 99% of games don't use more than 4 cores. Most use less, the 980x is slower than my i5-2500k in Vantage... As far as pushing gpus go.
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Edited by Shaded War - 5/5/11 at 8:50pm
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