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Not trying to start an argument here.

However, the link posted above (and the quote) specifically state that tri-gate transistor technology will be a NEW adaption of the Ivy Bridge that is NOT found in the Sandy Bridge architecture. In all other respects it is simply a die-shrink, but the Tri-Gate transistor architecture will be unique to the Ivy Bridge upon release.

Also, Wikipedia is NOT a good source to use. FOR ANYTHING. EVER. Ask any university professor. I once edited an article on Wikipedia to state that the nuclear testing on the Bikini islands created Godzilla. The edit stayed on the site for almost an entire year.
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What is this 1356 board you speak of? lol

I meant 1366. Catching that typo totally proved that everything I said was completely wrong.
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There is no way in hell a 4GHz Thuban is faster than a top-end BD CPU.
I get 7 points on Cinebench 11.5 64-bit.
I expect no less than that with BD.
    
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I doubt BD would be able to beat SB. might match it but beating SB is unlikely. Just get 2500K. A cheap monster.
the entire point of BD is to beat SB....

well, not the entire point but you get my drift
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To be honest, jump on the SB train. I delayed my build for a week and lost the 480 Windforce, so I had to spend more ching. If you wait till BD, then you'll say, ahhh... Well, I've waited this long, why not wait for Ivy? Then you'll say Haswell, etc....
SB should suit any gamer's needs. I can max out GTAIV and get 100FPS on sig rig.

Ultimately, it is you choice. Bear in mind that Intel is more durable and reliable. Max temps on an AMD are 70ºssss, while Intel's can hold up to 90 without burning. (Correct if wrong)

I jumped on the SB train. Had bad experience with AMD. I couldn't be happier, honestly. No temp exceeds 60ºc. My GPU seldom hits 75 at full load.

Also, take a look at Intel and AMD socket Specs. AM3 vs 1155. It seems Intel's quality and durability tests are a bit more thorough.
    
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Maybe mainstream, but eight cores vs 4 /w HT is bad form.

The only place its going to beat SB mainstream is in multithreading, I don't feel BD is a gaming chip.
    
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Maybe mainstream, but eight cores vs 4 /w HT is bad form.

The only place its going to beat SB mainstream is in multithreading, I don't feel BD is a gaming chip.
It's a server chip most of all.
Heavy multi-threading is what it was designed to do.
    
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post #68 of 91
Exactly. Most games can't use dualies properly, so imagine octo cores.
    
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To be honest, jump on the SB train. I delayed my build for a week and lost the 480 Windforce, so I had to spend more ching. If you wait till BD, then you'll say, ahhh... Well, I've waited this long, why not wait for Ivy? Then you'll say Haswell, etc....
SB should suit any gamer's needs. I can max out GTAIV and get 100FPS on sig rig.

Ultimately, it is you choice. Bear in mind that Intel is more durable and reliable. Max temps on an AMD are 70ºssss, while Intel's can hold up to 90 without burning. (Correct if wrong)

I jumped on the SB train. Had bad experience with AMD. I couldn't be happier, honestly. No temp exceeds 60ºc. My GPU seldom hits 75 at full load.

Also, take a look at Intel and AMD socket Specs. AM3 vs 1155. It seems Intel's quality and durability tests are a bit more thorough.
You've got no idea about the differences in silicon production between AMD and Intel at both 45nm and 32nm, have you? PMSL!
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wow, I didnt know I5 2500K are so beastly, i'm looking around and I see everyone chip 4.5ghz and up. Yeah i see what you mean core for core, clock for clock, going to be very hard to amd to pull it off. rofl, how long have they been out for?
Mine ROCKS! And I moved up from a 4ghz 1055t.
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