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Had an opportunity to swap my i7/920 + x58a-ud3r, for a 2500k +p67a-ud4.

Going from 4.0Ghz to 4.8Ghz got to be better , right?

The CPU related benches I did all show +20% superpi, linx
but when it comes to gaming benches (Avp, metro2033, uniengine, 3dmark11) its the same or a little worse

I think the lack of memory bandwidth and pcie only at x8x8 is dragging my sli 480s down... only the +20% cpu is keeping it in the game.

Next time somebody ask for recommendations for a gaming setup, I'm gonna say the Microcenter x58a-ud3r +i7/960 is the better deal.

Although I do like Gigabyte's new black mobo:
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thank god i kept my x58
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[quote]I think the lack of memory bandwidth and pcie only at x8x8 is dragging my sli 480s down... only the +20% cpu is keeping it in the game.
[/quote] you will not see any gain in games performance after overcklocking i have an 2500K build and i will sell it to a friend and i will wait untill sandy bridge-E come out
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[quote]I think the lack of memory bandwidth and pcie only at x8x8 is dragging my sli 480s down... only the +20% cpu is keeping it in the game.
you will not see any gain in games performance after overcklocking i have an 2500K build and i will sell it to a friend and i will wait untill sandy bridge-E come out[/QUOTE]

Depends on the game. Want a gain? Get another GFX card.
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gotta skip a gen or two to see a good boost imo. q9400=> 2500k major increase! i7 to 2500k im not so sure how far apart they are.
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post #6 of 43

Going from 16x/16x to 8x/8x for your 480s should not drop performance by much if at all. If you were running 590s then it might be a slightly different story.

Here is a real life test:


In that test he uses synthetic benchmarks, but he has another video which tests real gaming scenarios.
post #7 of 43
Going from an i7/x58 isn't worth upgrading from, as said many times.

I've upgraded from an AMD Phenom II 940. I can actually see and feel the difference, especially when I'm overclocked on this 2500k, it rocks AMD right now. (Before Bulldozer obviously)
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I went from 920 to 980 instead. I thought it might be a step sideways.. but no.. I'll skip a gen also, by the time the new ivy 6/8 core comes down in price, I'll be ready again.
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It's a processor, not magical fairy tears. What did you expect?
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Of course you won't get a magical performance increase.
Oh and btw: http://www.overclock.net/computer-ca...g-updated.html
    
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