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Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er View Post

They should have at least upped single core performance a bit.

How would they have done that? This is still Sandy Bridge, just bigger and better. If you were looking for any meaningful single threaded performance increase, you were setting yourself up for disappointment.
    
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this is not an argument to support your basis. nobody knows but you do? sure.

It's virtually a sure thing.

I would be utterly astounded if LGA-2011 didn't last though at least one process shrink. If anything, I would expect it to outlast 1155.
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Disappointed they delayed the 3820. Wanted to go with it till the Xeon's came out.
This right here is a downfall Sin had commented on.. Power Consumption
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107 more watts for 2 more cores

Not sure what's the downfall here?

Just over 50% greater power consumption for 50% more cores and nearly double the cache? Sounds exactly where it should be.
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Personally i am not impressed. They should have at least upped single core performance a bit. 6-Core has its uses but 80% its there for nothing just like HT.

It's SB-E. Just SB with more cores, architecture is nearly identical. Any appreciable performance improvement per core will have to wait for a die shrink and other improvements.
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Not sure what's the downfall here?
Just over 50% greater power consumption for 50% more cores and nearly double the cache? Sounds exactly where it should be.
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Not my words Blame
post #64 of 108
Why are we so sceptical? It was obvious that consumption will go up. You cannot add two extra cores without increasing power consumption. From what I've seen so far, SB-E is exactly what INTEL promised. It is nowhere near as blown out of proportion like something else we know biggrin.gif
 
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I couldn't care less that there is no increase in gaming performance. All you need for games these days is a mid-rang quad core, gpu power is what you need. I want this for the sheer computing power. The only reason I upgraded to LGA 1366 from my LGA 775 was for folding performance and it is going to be the same for LGA 2011. I will be upgrading to it once I have the money purely for folding reasons. Fold for the Cure!!!

Some serious misconceptions here or you find gaming at 30 FPS acceptable.

I run my games at 120+ FPS which takes some serious CPU power. My 2700K @ 5.3 Ghz just barely meets that in some games. (no my GPUs aren't maxed out).
    
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So they were using one GTX 580.
Those benchmarks are GPU limited, both in BF3 and Crysis 2. Both engines supposedly use 6-8 cores so we're going to have to wait for non-GPU limited benchmarks before you see the gain. You can't just magically add performance when the CPU is being held back by the GPU, or when the game doesn't use enough threads.

I agree with the poster that said it's the games and devs at fault (other than the Crytech 2 and Frostbite 2 engines) for badly threaded games. Intel has fantastic IPC, the only logical thing to do is add cores now.
     
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post #67 of 108
I love for power consumption it says more is better tongue.gif.
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post #68 of 108
Lack of increase in gaming performance. :/
Hoping that that'll get better before they actually hit the market.
Wondering a bit on prices compared to the 2x00k's. If anyone knows anything?
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post #69 of 108
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Except for Ivy Bridge which is expected to have better gaming performance than Sandy-e....

I was about to say.. Shouldn't that be 1156 is the 'dead' platform?
Because I don't consider 1155 to be a dead platform.
Edited by MountainDewMadOScar - 11/12/11 at 3:37pm
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Power Consumption, more is better...

I chuckled when I saw that.
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