Originally Posted by georgep001
Lol i own a sr-2 and ive built several other systems ive tried for gaming my sr-2 stomps anything for gaming anyone says that a sr-2 or even the new sr-3 is useless for gaming hasn't actually owned a sr-2 and knows what its capable of out of the 4 or 5 different systems ive built the past few months for gaming and i mean not cheap stuff my sr-2 is still my top choice.
Honestly, and not to come off as mean here, but benchmarks or it didn't happen. Benchmarks using real games, because you can't play 3DMark or Vantage.
You're running a stock 3GHz dual 6 core machine on previous gen architecture for applications that use at most 4 cores...a 5GHz 2600k rig operates 4 threads at roughly 200% of your SR2's speed. I'll let people do the math here themselves; suffice to say though, a 5GHz 2600K machine will completely school an SR2 (especially at stock speeds). Quad SLI is a different story since the 1155 rigs can't do it, but again, X79 will do a better job than SR2 or SR3 for that matter.
SR2/3 are either for bragging rights or for hardcore rendering, encoding, etc. A 990X with Quad SLI @ 5GHz > Dual Xeons @ 4.5GHz. It was true for X58 and will be true for X79.
I'll absolutely be plunking down a few thousand for an SR3 and a couple Xeon E5-2687W, but I'm in a situation where I'll load all 32 threads @ 100% for days on end and really require that power to get things done. Right now I'm using 4 3930K rigs clocked to 4.8GHz and still not even close to meeting the computing power I need...that's the type of use the SR3 is REALLY for, though I know the majority of the users won't have needs anywhere close to that.Edited by kweechy - 11/28/11 at 9:25am