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To all the SB-E users, this is what reading Bulldozer threads is like for some of us redface.gif
My CPU > your CPU instead of useful information about the chip itself

You can blame all the sandy bridge guys for ruining these threads. If I hear about Sbe being overpriced for gaming one more time im going to flip. As I've said before with 1 video card a 2500K is all you need. If you're running 3 580s you'd be a fool to go with a 2600K
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You can blame all the sandy bridge guys for ruining these threads. If I hear about Sbe being overpriced for gaming one more time im going to flip. As I've said before with 1 video card a 2500K is all you need. If you're running 3 580s you'd be a fool to go with a 2600K

Totally agree, SB-E is the sensible route to go in multi GPU scenarios, the extra PCI-E lanes, the extra cores for non gaming scenarios (which actually may end up being an advantage in future titles) BLK adjustments, it's full on win win in my book. The cost of the boards are similar to Z68, only the CPU is more expensive and it's not a reason to say it's overpriced or crap. Because that is just nonsense...

I remember how people dogged the Q6600, how it was no good for gaming and we know how the tables turned on that. Trust me, things may go the same way with the SB-E chips.
 
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You can blame all the sandy bridge guys for ruining these threads. If I hear about Sbe being overpriced for gaming one more time im going to flip. As I've said before with 1 video card a 2500K is all you need. If you're running 3 580s you'd be a fool to go with a 2600K

Orly?

Care to rephrase that statement?

Crossfire 6970's on all 3 setups.

700

700

700

Max AA settings:
700

Where's this incredible improvement we were all "promised"? confused.gif

I actually have multiple situations in the office where 2600k's with Tri-Sli actually beat SB-E handily...

So, sorry but, no.
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I have a response for the above benchmarks, but doing so will just cause an argument with AMD GPU owners. I don't think i need to explain it.
 
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The SB-E owners are trying really hard to justify their builds to others lol. Why? You bought what you wanted. The fact that you are trying to justify it to others shows that you yourself don't really think the money was worth it.

BTW if you bought an SB-E setup for gaming even with tri-fire or tri-sli lachen.gif
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I have a response for the above benchmarks, but doing so will just cause an argument with AMD GPU owners. I don't think i need to explain it.

And you were going to say? Also, scaling of AMD's multip gpu setups far surpasses nvidia's. Just saying, but keep justifying your purchase to everyone.
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I have a response for the above benchmarks, but doing so will just cause an argument with AMD GPU owners. I don't think i need to explain it.

...As someone who entered into this industry when the Q6600 was in it's peak...You're severely mistaken.

The E8400 spanked it handily for 2-3 years solid...and OC'd much higher.

So, I fail to see that argument as well.

This platform as far as scaling on 3 cards, does just as well as the Z68's etc...period.

Core for core, it's within 1%.

The only difference is encoding...SB-E wins hands down.
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Trust me, I'm glad that I wasn't tempted to pay triple the price of a 2600K for only 2 extra cores.
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2700K - 369.99
3930K - 599.99
Not even close to being double the price here in the states.


He said 2600k, and I bought a 2600k last night for $280...A 3930k is twice the price as a 2600k but yea not 3x
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He said 2600k, and I bought a 2600k last night for $280...A 3930k is twice the price as a 2600k but yea not 3x

Hell you can get a 2500k for 149.99 on black friday from microcenter. Any 2500k will do 4.5-4.8 as well.
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...As someone who entered into this industry when the Q6600 was in it's peak...You're severely mistaken.
The E8400 spanked it handily for 2-3 years solid...and OC'd much higher.
So, I fail to see that argument as well.
This platform as far as scaling on 3 cards, does just as well as the Z68's etc...period.
Core for core, it's within 1%.
The only difference is encoding...SB-E wins hands down.

I owned a Q6600 and know full well of the gaming advantages at that time, quite simply it was bashed prior to release that it wasn't needed. Peoples opinions changed very quickly....
 
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Orly?
Care to rephrase that statement?
Crossfire 6970's on all 3 setups.
700
700
700
Max AA settings:
700
Where's this incredible improvement we were all "promised"? confused.gif
I actually have multiple situations in the office where 2600k's with Tri-Sli actually beat SB-E handily...
So, sorry but, no.

Poor choice of games. No SC2, Civ 5 or BF3
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