Originally Posted by Anthraxinsoup
People are in here saying the upgrade is worth the 400 USD or so for a 2500k and P8p67 pro(That's from MC too). I am saying save for SB-E which is more of a sane move.
Is it really though? I would challenge it could be the less sane move.
Consider this. What is Sandy Bridge e other than the existing Sandy Bridge with quad channel RAM and maybe two extra cores? Is it even anything new
or anything else? I'm asking legitimately, because as far as I thought, it was just Sandy Bridge with Quad channel RAM for those with disposable income. If it's not more IPC (unlikely), or clocked higher (a chance, but it likely won't overclock further nullifying that to those who overclock), then it's nothing truly new, yet has a higher cost. So it's a worse value than Sandy Bridge.
If it's nothing new, yet more expensive, what makes it worth it when Sandy Bridge isn't? It'll likely perform no better, yet cost more, and you say that's worth upgrading to yet the cheaper alternative that already exists now isn't? I don't get that. You're suggesting Sandy Bridge brings nothing for LGA1366 owners, but then suggesting the same thing at a higher price will.
Lastly, I'll do what you did in the OP.
Look at that, my CPU performs as good as yours in games where threads aren't a factor. That means Core 2 Quad owners should be downplaying Nehalem when it comes strictly to gaming, right?