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post #21 of 28
It takes money to buy equipment. It is rediculous not to take price into consideration.


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"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.



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.
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post #22 of 28
STOP FIGHTING!! >_<

Games will never start to use more than 4 cores until consoles do it to... because some devs are so damn lazy that they don't really make the game for PC and it just ends up being a port. Having more than one core is not really just for fun it is also for business and making money, if you know what I mean? Graphic artist and people who run Programs like Solid Works and CATIA need that kind of power.

Just wait, maybe Ivybridge may be more of what gaming needs later on... but Sandy-Bridge E is more for business.
    
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ok, Athlon II/Phenom II x4 or c2q and you're good for gaming...
Most high end gpu setups would favor an i7.. An athlon or phenom will bottleneck some setups very easily, even a c2q shows better performance than most amd chips.
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Most high end gpu setups would favor an i7.. An athlon or phenom will bottleneck some setups very easily, even a c2q shows better performance than most amd chips.

read this again:
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For <=1080p OCed c2q won't be the reason for <60fps. Over that u won't notice any difference...
and pII is about equal c2q clock for clock
post #25 of 28
Keep in mind that the i7-3960X is not a new chip generation, it is the Extreme Edition of the Sandy Bridge architecture. The main differences are quad-channel memory, and two more physical cores.

The performance you see here really should've been expected. Also, I would ignore PCMark... That outcome doesn't make any sense. In fact, it may simply be because the 2600K has a 100Mhz higher clock speed. That may also indicate that PCMark isn't very threaded.
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post #26 of 28
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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.
QFT.

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It takes money to buy equipment. It is ridiculous not to take price into consideration.
My friend, price is only ONE consideration. Why do all these OCNers think that the Extreme Edition CPUs are aimed at them? Most of these CPUs are sold to businesses where the price of the CPU is worth the investment, because the benefits outweigh the dollar cost of the CPU.

Yes you can overclock them, but businesses don't do that sort of thing; they run them at default clocks, hence they need the fastest standard CPU they can find.
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post #27 of 28
This is a repost.

http://www.overclock.net/hardware-ne...60x-sandy.html

You're 3 weeks late. The site has a search function to allow the poster to see if a similar topic has already been made.
Edited by one-shot - 10/3/11 at 11:17am
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as mentioned above it's a repost. please continue the conversation using the above link.

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