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I wouldn't want to run my two 580's on a C2Q...
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Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric View Post
I get over 10k physics score in 3DMark 11 at 4.8 GHz with my 2600k and this thing beats that at stock clocks! Gonna be a beast!
I saw that too. I was like !

Too bad I was sick of waiting for BD and got a 2600K.

Oh well. Maybe I'll get IB-E next year.
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post #13 of 28
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I wouldn't want to run my two 580's on a C2Q...
depends on resolution...
post #14 of 28
Not even worth the extreme
price tag. 1,000 CPU should destroy a 300 dollar cpu
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Not even worth the extreme
price tag. 1,000 CPU should destroy a 300 dollar cpu
It does in multi-threaded environments.

However, it looks like Intel is running out of tricks. Their CPU's are only getting about 5% faster with each generation now.
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I wouldn't want to run my two 580's on a C2Q...
I've owned SLi'd 460s/470s/480s on a Q9550 at 4.0 Ghz and let me tell you...you will be extremely bottlenecked with ANY CF or SLi setup from the high end 5000/6000 series and the high end 400/500 series. Anyone thinking that 1st gen quad cores can still keep up with current top tier multi GPU setups are seriously fooling themselves. Even my i7 930 at stock was beating out the Q9550 at 4.0 ghz with the above cards. You'll end up halving the GPU usage of a multi card setup with a C2Q or X4.

Don't get me wrong; C2Qs and X4s are plenty powerful for gaming, but they are really starting to show their age - the architectures of the 1st gen quads WILL starve current high-end multi GPU setups at anything higher than 1600x1200 pretty much. The blanket statement of, "oh you have a quad - you're good for gaming" is not nearly applicable today as it was even just a year or two ago.

That said, 2600ks never peaked my interest, but ill be moving on to the 500-600$ 3930K hexacore when it's out, unless the 1K$ 3960K somehow offers that much better OCing headroom - but even then it still probably would not be worth it.
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For <=1080p OCed c2q won't be the reason for <60fps. Over that u won't notice any difference...
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It does in multi-threaded environments.

However, it looks like Intel is running out of tricks. Their CPU's are only getting about 5% faster with each generation now.
There is no doubt this will be king but price/performance the 2600k or 2700k will be beat unless the low end X79 can be foun cheaper and over better performance than 2600K or 2700K
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post #19 of 28
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It does in multi-threaded environments.

However, it looks like Intel is running out of tricks. Their CPU's are only getting about 5% faster with each generation now.
"Running out of tricks" > having none at all

Besides, you're not even right. Each architecture revision since Netburst has yield a minimum of 20% improvement in IPC. The lone exception was Core 2 which was probably at least 2x faster than any Pentium 4.

If you were expecting an improvement in IPC then blame your own ignorance. The performance of this chip is consistent with more cores that it offers.

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There is no doubt this will be king but price/performance the 2600k or 2700k will be beat unless the low end X79 can be foun cheaper and over better performance than 2600K or 2700K
People need to stop trying to level this argument because this varies from person to person. You can't simply make sweeping generalizations.

Value =/= Price; the former of which is subjective.
Edited by BizzareRide - 10/3/11 at 8:56am
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I get over 10k physics score in 3DMark 11 at 4.8 GHz with my 2600k and this thing beats that at stock clocks! Gonna be a beast!
Makes sense. It's performance increase there is almost directly proportional to the core/thread count increase.

Now, when will games finally start tapping into all that CPU powa?
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