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That much power in one man's hands is too much, it can only lead to evil.
I feel the same way. I'm going to start digitally hoarding everything and with the amount of HDD space I plan on acquiring i'd require eventually feel like Galactus or something.

Pretty unrealistic but I'd like to build a petabyte. By the time i'd have the money for it i'll probably want more though.
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Nice scores, too bad it will be much more expensive than x58.
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Yes. And "X79" replaces X58. To my knowledge.



Yeah.. I can't understand why anyone with a fast Nehalem would even consider Sandy, let alone someone with a Gulftown. Maybe Ivy, more likely Haswell will be when I upgrade. It just doesn't make sense to me otherwise.
Ya, I'm upgrading very soon, and I'm not sure if I should go SB-E 3930k, or SB 2700k. The later means I could upgrade to a 6 core Ivy when the time comes. Encoding is my thing, not gaming so much!!!
 
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Wow, hope much will this processor be though? $2000?
They say the highest end would cost $999. the 980x will then be priced at $600. Can't wait to get the 980x for $350 used
    
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Wow, extremely impressive. Hopefully the price won't be proportional :\\
Don't worry, the price is exponential
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We'll be lucky to see a consistent 10-15% improvement, these 36% differences will be an aberration and there will likely be more instances where the difference is 0-5% than there will be results anywhere near 36%

SandyBridge was such a no-brainer over Bloomfield/Lynnfield not because of its own ~10% improvement IPC, but because it was a move to 32nm and thus could far more easily achieve much higher clocks, SB-E won't have that same advantage over Gulftown
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Just when i was saving up for a i5-2500k this thing comes out. Hmmm. 800 dollars more. Seems tough.
You mean $400 more? There's literally no reason to buy the 3960X over the 3960K when they're virtually the same processors.
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Ya, I'm upgrading very soon, and I'm not sure if I should go SB-E 3930k, or SB 2700k. The later means I could upgrade to a 6 core Ivy when the time comes. Encoding is my thing, not gaming so much!!!
Due to faildozer, i doubt we will see a 6core IB processor...

Sad news i know.
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Due to faildozer, i doubt we will see a 6core IB processor...

Sad news i know.
Main reason why i've decided to go SBE. I want 6 cores.
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Just when I thought processors couldn't get any faster....(mind blown)
     
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