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What about Sandy Bridge-E for performance? Is it supposed to be faster than Ivy?
     
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What about Sandy Bridge-E for performance? Is it supposed to be faster than Ivy?
It's not meant for us regular gamers and from the early benchmarks it's not that much better than SB aside from the core thing. Seems like they'll drag their feet before releasing a Ivy 6c, so they don't cannibalize SB-E sales, by looking at their road maps. So if you encode/fold and wants 6 cores 12 threads I think the cheapest 6c SB-E will be something like 589 and that should rock the current 990X's. But if you just game and occasionally fold I think saving the cash for a 6XX/7XXX GPU and Ivy would be the safest bet.
Edited by Junkboy - 10/29/11 at 6:37am
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It's not meant for us regular gamers and from the early benchmarks it's not that much better than SB aside from the core thing. Seems like they'll drag their feet before releasing a Ivy 6c, so they don't cannibalize SB-E sales, by looking at their road maps. So if you encode/fold and wants 6 cores 12 threads I think the cheapest 6c SB-E will be something like 589 and that should rock the current 990X's. But if you just game and occasionally fold I think saving the cash for a 6XX/7XXX GPU and Ivy would be the safest bet.
Yep, it'll be 589 and it'll rock the 990X -- I'm not too worried about the CPU as I am the platform.

My 1366 platform is still very strong. I already have triple channel memory and x16x16 support -- While it's not that beneficial to most, it's still there and you payed for it if you ever needed it.

I haven't upgraded yet because I want to keep my whole platform upgraded, which I feel SB-E would be better for that. However, I don't want to upgrade to that platform if the CPU is going to be outdated in a couple more months. Nothing out performed the i7 920 2 months later, unless it was just a faster core i7.

If that makes sense.
     
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It's not meant for us regular gamers and from the early benchmarks it's not that much better than SB aside from the core thing. Seems like they'll drag their feet before releasing a Ivy 6c, so they don't cannibalize SB-E sales, by looking at their road maps. So if you encode/fold and wants 6 cores 12 threads I think the cheapest 6c SB-E will be something like 589 and that should rock the current 990X's. But if you just game and occasionally fold I think saving the cash for a 6XX/7XXX GPU and Ivy would be the safest bet.
Early Previews of SB-E were done with an ES so the final spec should be alittle better
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Purchasing a SB-E system for gaming is absurd, though I'm sure plenty of people will do it.
    
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Purchasing a SB-E system for gaming is absurd, though I'm sure plenty of people will do it.
It's a hobby. Making a car go 140mph when you'll never go that fast is absurd. But it's there.

You get people that will buy $3000 stereo systems and put them in $300 cars. Is that absurd?

There is nothing wrong with putting more performance into your PC, whether you use it or not.
     
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all the more reason to upgrade
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Purchasing a SB-E system for gaming is absurd, though I'm sure plenty of people will do it.
Gaming - Yes
Benching - No

I'm buying SB-E because i want an 8 Core processor

Before anyone says it. I want an 8 core processor that performs like an 8 core not like a 4 core
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for folding a person would be better off just building multiple 2600K systems then forking out money for the price of one 6 or 8 core, but for gaming in TRI-SLI with multiple monitors, there is some benefit to be had with the extra PCI Express bandwidth.
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Gaming - Yes
Benching - No

I'm buying SB-E because i want an 8 Core processor

Before anyone says it. I want an 8 core processor that performs like an 8 core not like a 4 core
SB-E will be 6Core for the forseable future.

But if you like more than that there's always the Dual 2011 SR-3
 
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