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A lot of people were looking forward to Sandy Bridge E. I was too, specially after AMD FX failed to impress everyone as much as they'd hoped. Now, it seems like Sandy Bridge E is also here to disappoint. Tom's Hardware has tested the $1000 dollar i7-3960x, and the results are quite disappointing, but after thinking about it, they really shouldn't be disappointing and some of these mediocre results are what we should have expected.

Like AMD's FX series, the Sandy Bridge E happens to lose sometimes to the part it's trying to replace. In AMD's situation, a 250 dollar processor was losing to 200 dollar processor. Not a big deal, and now with price drops, AMD FX is a much better buy. However, in Intel's situation, we have a 300 dollar processor sometimes beating a 1000 dollar processor.

Where does Intel's i7 3960x fail? In the same place that AMD's FX failed, single thread performance. It's very common in Tom's review to see the thousand dollar i7 3960x tie or get beaten by the 300 dollar i7 2600k. Why?

curious. whether the people who bashed fx launch, will be justly using the same arguments they used for bashing it, for SBE too. for, it not only is precisely like fx, compared to its ancestors, but also $700 more expensive ...
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You're using a blog probably written by an AMD fanboy (why constantly bring up AMD FX prodcuts in this so called "review" and with no benchmark results) and you're concluding that the product is a failure? Any situations where more than 4 cores are used, SB-E will completely destroy SB. The 3930K is 2x faster than FX-8150.

Also, SB-E doesn't lose to SB in single threaded performace. Where the do you see that? On the other hand, Bulldozer core for core, clock for clock is considerably slower than Deneb/Thuban.

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You're right though, SB-E/X79 is definitely not for the average consumer. That's why Intel has P55 and Z68. Why buy an overpriced FX-8150 that loses to a $200 i5-2500K?
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http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/10/11/amd_bulldozer_fx8150_gameplay_performance_review/6

i dont see it that way there.

neither here.

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/11/14/intel_core_i73960x_sandy_bridge_e_processor_review/9

...............................

so this is all you can say ? whereas the SAME situations in regard to fx launch exists in SBE launch, and on top of that there is the whopass $900 price tag cpu doing only 10%-15% more from its ancestor,

all you can say is 'that blog is amd fanboi !!!' ?

my my ...
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http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/10/11/amd_bulldozer_fx8150_gameplay_performance_review/6
i dont see it that way there.
neither here.
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/11/14/intel_core_i73960x_sandy_bridge_e_processor_review/9
...............................
so this is all you can say ? whereas the SAME situations in regard to fx launch exists in SBE launch, and on top of that there is the whopass $900 price tag cpu doing only 10%-15% more from its ancestor,
all you can say is 'that blog is amd fanboi !!!' ?
my my ...

Games at the highest settings? Are you kidding me? This is how you determine CPU performance? My my my...

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Also why do you insist that the i7 3960X is the only LGA 2011 CPU? The i7-3930K is considerably cheaper for similar performance.


Did you conveniently forget that AMD had $1000 FX products? In 2006, FX-62 was $1000 but it was still slower than the lower clocked C2D E6600, which was priced at $300.
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Games at the highest settings? Are you kidding me? This is how you determine CPU performance? My my my...

and what are we going to do as a generic activity. fold ? public doesnt care.
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Also why do you insist that the i7 3960X is the only LGA 2011 CPU? The i7-3930K is considerably cheaper for similar performance.
In previous years, AMD had the $1000 FX prodcuts. In 2006, FX-62 was $1000 but it was still considerably slower than the lower clocked Core 2 Duo E6600, which was priced at $300.

however doing as such, has not become amd's customer-milking policy.

intel made it a policy.

and these are your arguments ? you are trying to avoid using the same logic that was used to criticize fx launch ? despite same conditions and worse exist ?
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