I'm thinking of being stupid and buying the $999 3960X over the ~$580 3930K. Will there be that much of a difference in overclocking potential and performance?
I wanna buy the 3960X but the rumoured 8-core 3980X is probably coming out in Q2 or 3 of 2012 making it look like a terrible decision.
Originally Posted by jtravapd
Those mem numbers are insane. I'm pretty sure we aren't even coming close to using our current mem bandwith anyway, still excited about a new gen of chips.
Its funny how new platforms gets everyone , including myself , excited. Most of you prob are to young to remember, but i can remember going from a 386 to a 486 DX 25mhz. lol My friends and I were talking how sick the new 486 DX was because it had a math coprocessor. Then having to run memmaker in dos to squeeze out enough extended memory to run games . lol. Reading articles about Cyrix, AMD, and intel chips. and how MAC users Risc processors being so much more faster.
Those of you who grew up gaming back then will all know exactly what im talking about. Its insane how far the cpu's have come.
lol. I remember having a 386 33MHZ with 4MB of RAM and I had to manually add some memory related code in autoexec.bat in order to run Aladdin