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Same thing, different day?

Things looked the same when Core i7 just came out versus Core 2 (worse actually when you consider it was expensive and ran warmer and draw more power, all the reverse now). Give it time and see what tune is being sung two or three years from now.

GPUs have always been more important in the short term. Crysis is GPU bound, so it's a pretty bad example (actually, considering the Sandy Bridge still has gains, that says something).

You don't measure CPU potential by putting it in a GPU bottleneck situation. Old news that it's not worth moving from a current platform to the newest right when it comes out if the sole cause is gaming (unless it's Pentium 4 to Core 2 or something). Again, same thing different day. We've all seen it before. At the same time, give it time, because these tests do absolutely nothing to prove which will last longer and really is faster.
Edited by Princess Garnet - 6/13/11 at 2:53pm
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Both at 4GHz, and the higher overclock won't give you the gains that a different/another graphics card would give.
This. I agree with OP. Unless you have tons of money and just want the latest and greatest to flash your e-peen. Then by all means go for it.
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Whats ironic is all they're showing is a gpu bottleneck
    
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Crysis still see gains. great to see that a 2007 games still demands the very lastest, overclocked hardware
what GPU was used?
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Whats ironic is all they're showing is a gpu bottleneck
Still no gains.
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Same thing, different day?

Things looked the same when Core i7 just came out versus Core 2 (worse actually when you consider it was expensive and ran warmer and draw more power, all the reverse now). Give it time and see what tune is being sung two or three years from now.

GPUs have always been more important in the short term. Crysis is GPU bound, so it's a pretty bad example (actually, considering the Sandy Bridge still has gains, that says something).

You don't measure CPU potential by putting it in a GPU bottleneck situation. Old news that it's not worth moving from a current platform to the newest right when it comes out if the sole cause is gaming (unless it's Pentium 4 to Core 2 or something). Again, same thing different day. We've all seen it before. At the same thing, give it time, because these tests do absolutely nothing to prove which will last longer and really is faster.
Crysis is a very heavy CPU game aswell. I am saying save the money and go to SB-E which will beat SB, and all the SB users will whine and cry about being slow then.
    
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Yeah still no gains when the the gpu is maxed out.

I wonder why that is....

Nobody with SB is going to whine about SBe, because SBe is going to be out of the budget range of most people running SB in the first place. Also of note here is that SBe only offers 2 more cores, it is not offering higher per core performance.

Additional cores doesn't make a chip faster in most games.
    
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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.
Comparing C2Q to 1366 will show pretty much the same thing.
    
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Still no gains.


Crysis is a very heavy CPU game aswell. I am saying save the money and go to SB-E which will beat SB, and all the SB users will whine and cry about being slow then.
crysis was optimized for dual cores. i dont remember seeing any real benefit going from e8400 to i7 920 w/ both @ 3.8ghz with same graphics card. as long as you have dual cores and high clockspeeds, crysis is happy.
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Crysis is a very heavy CPU game aswell. I am saying save the money and go to SB-E which will beat SB, and all the SB users will whine and cry about being slow then.
We don't know that (it probably won't, it's just the same Sandy Bridge with more cores/quad channel RAM for the most part), and by time LGA20111 Sandy Bridge comes out, then Ivy Bridge is shortly after...

Those benchmarks prove nothing other than that a Core i5 7x0 isn't bottlenecking the GPUs in the games tested. This is pointless and doesn't prove anything.

As I said, old news that you don't move to the newest from the previous latest right as it comes out. Most people going with Sandy bridge are Core 2 and AMD users.
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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.
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