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Just got my 3960x from amazon. C2 stepping thumb.gif
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post #182 of 196
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Man I would be pissed if I bought a 3930K before I found this out.
So the two extra cores on sb-e are what is eliminating the bottleneck? or is it the extra memory bandwidth? Because it basically performs the same clock for clock with regular SB.

Why would you be pissed? Easily 90% of enthusiasts don't use Vt-d.

It's the extra PCIe lanes, as well as them being PCIe 3.0. The extra core and memory bandwidth does nothing for (most) games.
    
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Why would you be pissed? Easily 90% of enthusiasts don't use Vt-d.
It's the extra PCIe lanes, as well as them being PCIe 3.0. The extra core and memory bandwidth does nothing for (most) games.

Yeah, VT-d only matters if you run a Type I hypervisor like Citrix Xen or VMware ESXi.
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Just got my 3960x from amazon. C2 stepping thumb.gif

Congratz! I got mine last week..........screw waiting!
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Congratz! I got mine last week..........screw waiting!

I just have to wait for my other parts to arrive now frown.gif
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Congratz! I got mine last week..........screw waiting!


I cant justify spending the extra 400 dollars for the 3960 when IB-E will be out by the end of the year for the 2011 socket.
 
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I cant justify spending the extra 400 dollars for the 3960 when IB-E will be out by the end of the year for the 2011 socket.

Lol, I hear ya but I'll probably buy IB-E when it comes out too!
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Just received my 3930k C2. Finally..................
 
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This is response from Intel Support:

 

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Please be advised that Intel released the feature set of the i7-3960X and the i7-3930K and clearly stated that VT-d would not be enabled on the C1 stepping. Due to this Intel does not feel the need to replace processors that are performing as stated with processors that have additional features enabled.

 

Please feel free to get back to us if your have further concerns.

 

Thank you and have a nice day!

 

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They're right, but it would be nice if their CS responses were more consistent.
    
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