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thuban is great and all but with my current setup cpu bottleneck is killing me. I can't even get near the benchmark scores that a sandybridge with only a single 6990 can produce lmao. im still waiting fpr bulldozer but im really itching to get a 2600k now lmao
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Now now..... Not everything has to be about the E-peen haha, you should of waited for Bulldozer to be released for performance benchmarks with Sandy or Ivy aswell.
Hehe don't worry about that, if it's worth it, I'll move into Bulldozer, if not, I'll stay like I am.

I never regretted moving to SB.
    
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Hehe don't worry about that, if it's worth it, I'll move into Bulldozer, if not, I'll stay like I am.

I never regretted moving to SB.
Soo.... What exactly have you achieved by moving from a Thuban to Sandy?

Besides a few extra points in benchmarks and FPS, more PPD with F@H etc....?

Thubans are for cool people!
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Soo.... What exactly have you achieved by moving from a Thuban to Sandy?

Besides a few extra points in benchmarks and FPS, more PPD with F@H etc....?

Thubans are for cool people!
I achieved the fact that I removed any possible bottleneck to both of my HD6970's.

Even at 4Ghz, I had bottleneck with my old HD5970, and moving to SB I gained almost 20fps average in Bad Company 2, gained 3 times more PPD with F@H, also gained a lot of e-peen, not to mention the i7 2600k @ 4.8Ghz draws less power than my old 1055T at 4Ghz.

For some people it may not be worth the upgrade, it was totally worth it for me, specially for Folding.

I'll stay tuned to Bulldozer though.
    
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I achieved the fact that I removed any possible bottleneck to both of my HD6970's.

Even at 4Ghz, I had bottleneck with my old HD5970, and moving to SB I gained almost 20fps average in Bad Company 2, gained 3 times more PPD with F@H, also gained a lot of e-peen, not to mention the i7 2600k @ 4.8Ghz draws less power than my old 1055T at 4Ghz.

For some people it may not be worth the upgrade, it was totally worth it for me, specially for Folding.

I'll stay tuned to Bulldozer though.
Hmmm... Well, that sounds resonable then, I think increaseing the NB speed to 3GHz+ and about 2400MHz on the HT Link helps with crossfired GPU's

Anyway's the thought of upgradeing to Intel this chirstmas sounds appealing to me
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I achieved the fact that I removed any possible bottleneck to both of my HD6970's.

Even at 4Ghz, I had bottleneck with my old HD5970, and moving to SB I gained almost 20fps average in Bad Company 2, gained 3 times more PPD with F@H, also gained a lot of e-peen, not to mention the i7 2600k @ 4.8Ghz draws less power than my old 1055T at 4Ghz.

For some people it may not be worth the upgrade, it was totally worth it for me, specially for Folding.

I'll stay tuned to Bulldozer though.
People ask me why i have a core i7 970 lol.

It's not for E-peen guys.

The 1336 is still the enthusiast platform, as i needed more PCIE lines for my tri SLI, and i had the money to burn on a decent chip.

It's for the same reason you got your 1055T.

I doubt a bulldozer with a half decent OC can beat the I7s at 4ghz, and even so it wouldn't be a deal breaker.

Yet again, if Bulldozer is super aweshomes and offers a speed increase that is noticable to ME i shall invest.
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because if you really want more cores then you should look at server setups. The Phenom II range is for 'average/enthusiast' users, not hard-core render'ers, they go for server setups
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True yes, maybe bulldozer will be the same as Thuban's, but this time.... AMD has put more money into getting better memory controller's which should bring the Thuban + Better IMC = Bulldozer will be at the same performance as Intel's current chips
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thuban is great and all but with my current setup cpu bottleneck is killing me. I can't even get near the benchmark scores that a sandybridge with only a single 6990 can produce lmao. im still waiting fpr bulldozer but im really itching to get a 2600k now lmao
...yet you are running DDR3-1333 CL9 and CPUNB @ 2.75.
Just a hint, memory bandwidth does play a large role in FPS difference...

Most Thubans can do at the very least 4.1, some will do 4.4-4.5 Ghz stable on water, it's just up to luck of draw sort of like Sandy Bridge chips.
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...yet you are running DDR3-1333 CL9 and CPUNB @ 2.75.
Just a hint, memory bandwidth does play a large role in FPS difference...

Most Thubans can do at the very least 4.1, some will do 4.4-4.5 Ghz stable on water, it's just up to luck of draw sort of like Sandy Bridge chips.
Yes, memory bandwidth does make a difference, but there is still a serve bottleneck.

Imo, anyone who gets SB so close to bulldozer from a X6/X4 are stupid, no offence
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