Originally Posted by aeassa
Nah, man, I totally agree with you. I went from P55 to X58 and even I got that vibe.
X58 still is a better platform than P67/Z68 since it supports the Gulftown chips which are still pretty damn fast. For multithreaded, non-AVX workloads, a Gulftown rips a SNB to shreds.
X79 is "meh". No 8 core. No new process technology. ~12% IPC improvement over Gulftown. Late to the party. *yaaawwwn*
Yeah but the amount of users in that category is way less than the regular user and gamer. Z68 in general is one of the best platforms available. Put a 2600k in it and you have the overclockablity, the lower power consumption and new technology for a low price. If you don't need hyperthreading the 2500k is king. The sandy bridge architecture is amazing. X58 has past man.
There are only a very few people that have a need for the 3820 over a regular sandy bridge. Not saying at all it is a bad cpu. But with sandy bridge already being here and ivy bridge around the corner, why would anyone go lga2011 for a quad core cpu?