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post #61 of 87
4.6ghz is the average 24/7 overclock, taking into account a reasonable max voltage (about 1.35v) for daily use on air. Of course some will be more some less, 4.4-4.8 is the range though for 95% of chips.

A chip that clocks to 5ghz as a daily 24/7 overclock is quite rare actually, very very few can hit 5ghz stable below 1.40v.
post #62 of 87
Woah. Really interesting.

Seemingly SB architecture is not that of a step from Nehalem, besides that it overclocks much better.
   
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Can you please add BF3 (Final release not the BETA) to the list?
Edited by 1337guy - 10/29/11 at 3:40pm
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Added CPUz screenshots.

@1337guy, i will post BF3 results within few days.
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post #65 of 87
Thanks for doing this smile.gif

I would actually love to see if having an I3 on a good P55 board makes any difference, since you are running it on an H55. Just curious really, since you are even comparing a mid to upper end P67 board to a lower end H55 chipset board.
Edited by 87dtna - 11/1/11 at 4:25pm
post #66 of 87
Good job m8. Nice to see 2 cores OC are still good enough 4 gaming.
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post #67 of 87
now turn HT off on the 2600k and it should gain since HT can ruin ur fps in games
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Originally Posted by IXcrispyXI;15541507 
now turn HT off on the 2600k and it should gain since HT can ruin ur fps in games

Lol HT does not ruin FPS, in fact it improves fps..
Just because BattleField 3 sucks no need to blame Intel for HT.
People with best high end PC today, still get choppy 50fps there.
Game itself is ****.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by insyxion;15541559 
Lol HT does not ruin FPS, in fact it improves fps..
Just because BattleField 3 sucks no need to blame Intel for HT.
People with best high end PC today, still get choppy 50fps there.
Game itself is ****.

No one blamed intel. Where did the poster you quoted say it was intel's fault HT was an issue?

That being said, I don't believe turning off HT changes performance FPS wise, from what I have read, it removes some micro stuttering from the game. But then again I have a 2500k and haven't read into the HT thing much.

I still commend the OP for taking the time to do this, its a cool list of results, and settles some of the CPU/GPU upgrade debates. Especially for the last couple generations of processors.

I kind of want to find a last gen i3 for my htpc so i can drop in a decent GPU for gaming on my home theater setup.

Great job OP.
     
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post #70 of 87
Awesome results. Makes me feel better about waiting to upgrade until Ivy Bridge.
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