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Poll Results: What do you think of your Sandy Bridge rig?

 
  • 51% (96)
    I love it! couldn't be happier
  • 23% (44)
    It's "ok" nothing special though -- I'm waiting for BD or IVY
  • 21% (40)
    Not sure, haven't purchased anything yet.
  • 2% (5)
    I hate it
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post #21 of 62
sandybridge coming from a northwood

so yeah .. im happy with it
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post #22 of 62
I came from a q9550@3.8 to a 2500K@4.5 and I love the increase in performance. I also upgraded to an SSD for my OS and programs.

But where I see it most is when I'm folding on it, and all cores are at 100%, and I can still browse the web, listen to music, file organization, and pretty much anything I want without feeling any bog down or anything.

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post #23 of 62
From an Q6600 775 platform and a ATi 3870X2 to sig rig, all I can say is that it's a massive improvement. Just installed my first SSD yesterday and so far im loving it
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post #24 of 62
I built a SB rig for a friend, it can run Crysis 2 on maximum settings while a prime test is on the background

SB is really nice, but i sticking to my 1366.
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post #25 of 62
Quote:
Originally Posted by Colt View Post
I built a SB rig for a friend, it can run Crysis 2 on maximum settings while a prime test is on the background

SB is really nice, but i sticking to my 1366.
I don't really think that crysis 2 uses that much cpu power let alone gpu power.

try running gta4 or metro while running prime.
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post #26 of 62
Decent CPU - Temps, oc potential blah blah

Not such a big fan of the motherboard + heatsink layouts though. Have to remove the heatsink if I want to use the top PCI slot for my Essence STX >_>
post #27 of 62
So far? I hate it. It might have something to do with the fact that my first mobo was DOA. I'll save my vote until later though.
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post #28 of 62
Good price/performance ratio but not a major improvemenet from the previous generation.
post #29 of 62
Going from my Phenom II to Sandy Bridge is simply amazing. 4.5ghz @ 1.29v? Are you kidding me?!?
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post #30 of 62
Sandy Bridge has been a love/hate relationship for me. I suppose a lot of it has to do with it being a new platform, so there have been quite a few bugs that are still being worked out. (The B2=>B3 fiasco left some with a bad taste in their collective mouths.)

Coming from an i5-750 and FX-60, the speed difference is noticeable, but I'm honestly waiting for BD/IB/SB-E to come out and blow my socks off.
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