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either way I always hated sandy bridge
sandy bridge-extreme on the other hand... totally different story
this generation's i7 920, dime a dozen, everyone's got 'em 2x00(k)
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post #92 of 238
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either way I always hated sandy bridge
sandy bridge-extreme on the other hand... totally different story
this generation's i7 920, dime a dozen, everyone's got 'em 2x00(k)

So you hate it... because it's not exclusive enough?

The most exclusive club is the club of one. Make it happen.
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post #93 of 238
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What the hell is going on here?

Everybody's troll detector failed or could not handle the huge amount of trolling by OP thumb.gif
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What?
One of the main benefits of multi-threading is to execute or calculate things in parallel and when done correctly can yield a significant performance boost.

Once the other task is completed while the pipeline is busy, what do you think occurs? Think about it. It's like having a helper that's literally doing nothing but standing in your way.
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I always get 99% GPU usage with HD 6990 @ 1Ghz. Even @ 3.3Ghz stock i got 95%+ There must be something wrong with that setup. HT will not make a difference in BF3. GPU is the bottleneck.
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post #96 of 238
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What the hell is going on here?
OP's claiming the 2500k is a bad buy because it doesn't cap out dual 7970s (possibly overclocked) on 1920x1080 in BF3 multiplayer while a 2600k does.
I'm more surprised a 2600k actually manages to keep 99% Usage on both GPUs at such a low resolution in BF3 MP, that game can eat a lot of CPU power
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I always get 99% GPU usage with HD 6990 @ 1Ghz. Even @ 3.3Ghz stock i got 95%+ There must be something wrong with that setup. HT will not make a difference in BF3. GPU is the bottleneck.
You're running @ 2560x1440, OPs running at 1920x1080 (50% of the resolution) with 50% more GPU power, the fact that a 2600k manages 99% GPU usage in that scenario is a testament of how ridiculously powerful it actually is.

I often see 70-80% CPU usage in BF3 with a single 7970, I've even seen a 990X @ 4.X GHz running at 80-90% with 6990+6970, BF3 can use a ridiculous amount of CPU power when running at 120fps if you let it.
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post #97 of 238
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Once the other task is completed while the pipeline is busy, what do you think occurs? Think about it. It's like having a helper that's literally doing nothing but standing in your way.
Think of it this way:
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Hyperthreading gives an extra register for instructions, the only real drawbacks to HTT are slightly increased power usage and some extra transistors.
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Nice. Now if only devs actually used DX11 and most games weren't DX9 console ports...
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There's also the value for money aspect. +$100(ish) for ~ +20% performance increase isn't ideal. Especially when you see negligible returns on extra CPU performance/more cores anyway.
If enough games were truly multi-threaded for this to really matter, Bulldozer would be a better chip.

Exactly.
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Misleading title is misleading.
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OP's claiming the 2500k is a bad buy because it doesn't cap out dual 7970s (possibly overclocked) on 1920x1080 in BF3 multiplayer while a 2600k does.
I'm more surprised a 2600k actually manages to keep 99% Usage on both GPUs at such a low resolution in BF3 MP, that game can eat a lot of CPU power
You're running @ 2560x1440, OPs running at 1920x1080 (50% of the resolution) with 50% more GPU power, the fact that a 2600k manages 99% GPU usage in that scenario is a testament of how ridiculously powerful it actually is.
I often see 70-80% CPU usage in BF3 with a single 7970, I've even seen a 990X @ 4.X GHz running at 80-90% with 6990+6970, BF3 can use a ridiculous amount of CPU power when running at 120fps if you let it.

I even played 1680 x 1050. Yeah if you keep going higher and higher fps you will run into CPU bottleneck. Can you believe it that my 2500K does bottleneck my 2 x HD 6970 when i had them in Crysis Warhead? At some part of the game i would drop to 70% GPU usage.
I would like to see some actual test beaning done though. For example there are game where PII X6 gets all 6 cores used up and PII X4 gets the same usage but with 2 less core but the fps remains the same. Considering Even AMD CPU can keep up with Intel in BF3 makes this harder to believe. On top of that i have played with a Q6600 @ 3.6Ghz and it was smooth as butter. Even with HD 7970 in CF the GPUs will be the ones that will achieve the min fps which is the part u feel the 1 second of lag. Dual GPU are also very connected to the CPU. Different drivers can also effect this. Some drives can also cause higher CPU usage in CF which would effect fps and GPU usage in a setup like 2 x HD 7970. If HT really help BF3 (I never play 64 man to begin with because almost all of them lag due to high ping player) then i may consider the HT version of IVY.
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