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Why upgrading from 1366 and 1156 isn't worth it for gaming.

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No increase in gaming at all, really. A GPU upgrade would be much more worth it. Save your money and save for 2011 for SB-E (and IB-E if there is one). The point of the thread there is no real point in upgrading just to SB, save for SB-E or IB-E.
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Ah but for folding (what really matters) the gains are significant.
But I see your point, if all you do is game then its really not worth upgrading from the first gen i7s.
    
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It matters in RTS games like SC2... I have 2 BIOS settings saved, stock and my overclock, and when it gets hot I put the CPU back to stock... well there is VERY percievebale difference between the two settings in SC2, so I would imagine that would also be the case with a Core i5 750 vs 2500k
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Clock speed? I mean, yeah sure a GPU upgrade is nice, but I can see the modded quake 3 engine (MW2) favoring the CPU more.

Most 1366 chips can do 3.8-4 ghz without much effort, but on the other hand Sandy Bridge won't start hitting walls until past 4.4-4.6.
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Ah but for folding (what really matters) the gains are significant.
But I see your point, if all you do is game then its really not worth upgrading from the first gen i7s.
I don't fold cause it has done nothing at all(and I have the Alzheimer gene), BIONIC on the other hand has. I BIONIC but my 6970s are well enough to do it.
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damn
Yup, I'm waiting and saving money for the 1k 2011 chip that has a the bigger cache.
    
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I don't fold cause it has done nothing at all(and I have the Alzheimer gene), BIONIC on the other hand has. I BIONIC but my 6970s are well enough to do it.
http://folding.stanford.edu/English/Papers
    
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Are those stock speeds? Because the Sandy Bridge overclock would probably be 500mhz higher than you could achieve on 1366 or 1156.
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Are those stock speeds? Because the Sandy Bridge overclock would probably be 500mhz higher than you could achieve on 1366 or 1156.
Both at 4GHz, and the higher overclock won't give you the gains that a different/another graphics card would give.

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Most projects are Alzheimer's, and its helped us understand it 0% better. BIONIC has proven more useful.
    
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Not all games are strictly GPU dependant. BC2 is an example. And the Old and badly coded Oblivion. Here is an example on that.
    
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