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Hello,..

So i was told that the Sata6 port on my asus P7P55D-E wouldnt get all the performance out of my Vertex 3 120GB due to the marvell controller, they even recommended me to use the intel Sata3 port instead which really dissapointed me..

So would it be worth to upgrade from a P55 to P67 and a i7 860 to a 2600K?

The other thing is, my i7 860 is a hothead on 4Ghz and hits 80c+ easily on prime..

Or is it better to wait for the X79? whenever it comes..

Btw are those gonna be 8 core CPU's?
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I wouldn't change to a new platform just beacuse of sata 3, your i7 is doing great at 4ghz and I see no reason to change unless your rig aint cutting it for what you use it for.
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agreed it is definitely nonsense to swap a perfectly good board over that. I would get a second opinion on whatever was said about that controller. It sounds like offhand BS to me - in order for them to claim 6gb/s they have to test it and adhere to the normal expectations, otherwise they'd be swindling you...

You can just get one of these for dirt cheap and call it good (yes some are 6gb/s, just like the one you already have):

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...=1&srchInDesc=

Have you done any transfer rate measurements on your ssd? I'm sure it is transferring plenty fast, especially given the amounts you actually have to transfer. And even if you got away from the marvell chip your increase would probably be so trivial, much less a noticeable difference in your day to day usage.

Heck, why not just buy 24gb of ram and page in the entire operating system and your applications on bootup. (this is easy to do with linux, I'm sure there are similar tricks for windows, and yes I will have that setup shortly ).

Again I would like to know who is making these claims, what specifically did they say and why, and can you confirm that through someone else?
Edited by lloyd mcclendon - 8/3/11 at 8:38pm
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Originally Posted by Equinoxe View Post
Hello,..

So i was told that the Sata6 port on my asus P7P55D-E wouldnt get all the performance out of my Vertex 3 120GB due to the marvell controller, they even recommended me to use the intel Sata3 port instead which really dissapointed me..

So would it be worth to upgrade from a P55 to P67 and a i7 860 to a 2600K?

The other thing is, my i7 860 is a hothead on 4Ghz and hits 80c+ easily on prime..

Or is it better to wait for the X79? whenever it comes..

Btw are those gonna be 8 core CPU's?
Have you benched from SATA 3 and SATA 6 and compared it to the specs of your given drive ?
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Waste of money. IMO it isn't worth upgrading from 1156 or 1366 to 1155 unless there is an actual need (gaming is not a need because that CPU will work great). I personally am waiting till whatever comes out after ivy bridge if I decide to upgrade. I have an i5 760 running at stock and haven't had any issues at all with running games.
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Im actually too early posting this since my system is still being shipped over from the philippines, so i have no benchmark results yet of my vertex 3. (sorry for that)
I just wanted to hear some opinions. but i decided to wait till something really interesting comes out.

And yes, im still very happy with the 860's performance. I also wanted to get a 2nd vertex 3 for Raid0 but imgoing to wait with that too.

Im just a little impacient when it comes to hardware

The guy based it on this: http://www.guru3d.com/article/ocz-ve...-pro-review/13
Edited by Equinoxe - 8/3/11 at 9:14pm
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Im actually too early posting this since my system is still being shipped over from the philippines, so i have no benchmark results yet of my vertex 3. (sorry for that)
I just wanted to hear some opinions. but i decided to wait till something really interesting comes out.

And yes, im still very happy with the 860's performance. I also wanted to get a 2nd vertex 3 for Raid0 but imgoing to wait with that too.

Im just a little impacient when it comes to hardware
That unfortunately is a habit you should get out of or your wallet will be very upset with you, lol. Personally on my budget I got out of it after watercooling since I know I don't need any more performance then my sig rig.
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