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I don't know. I can drive my 2600K pretty hard (sig) when I want to, I usually leave it around 4.8 @ 1.36v, so, I'm wondering if it's worth the trouble purchasing and deconstructing half my rig to use a 3770k, when I'm still running a P67. I love this setup, P67 is unreal, I don't need any of that on-die GPU crap from the z68 series and PCI-E 3.0 is nothing more than a gimmick for the next year at least.
I'm gonna keep mine the way it is, throw in another WC GTX 580, upgrade the PSU and get a CaseLabs case. I'll wait on Haswell LGA 1150 chips and boards.

Wow, stream of consciousness. Nice. Livejournal and twitter are that way >>>>>>.

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980X @ 4.0GHz isn't threatened. Where's my IVB-E? Or, hell, even an 8C/16T unlocked SNB-E?

Doesnt a 2600k when overclocked beat a 980x? I bet my 5ghz 2700k would beat a 980X at 4ghz so IB is gonna be much better?
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Remember, this is a 22nm part. I wouldn't assume that more than 1.25-1.3v was safe, not without more information.

Yeash but wasnt the E8400 dual core cpus like 45nm and they were good to like 1.3625v for safe limits, the 2600k is good to 1.45v in my opinion with decent cooling. So the nm size doesnt seem to matter.
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Doesnt a 2600k when overclocked beat a 980x? I bet my 5ghz 2700k would beat a 980X at 4ghz so IB is gonna be much better?
Yeash but wasnt the E8400 dual core cpus like 45nm and they were good to like 1.3625v for safe limits, the 2600k is good to 1.45v in my opinion with decent cooling. So the nm size doesnt seem to matter.

A 2600k at 5Ghz scores a 9.8 in Cinebench, and at 4.4Ghz, the 980x scores 11.2 so at 4Ghz you may be correct.
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Doesnt a 2600k when overclocked beat a 980x? I bet my 5ghz 2700k would beat a 980X at 4ghz so IB is gonna be much better?
Yeash but wasnt the E8400 dual core cpus like 45nm and they were good to like 1.3625v for safe limits, the 2600k is good to 1.45v in my opinion with decent cooling. So the nm size doesnt seem to matter.

Wolfdales were good up to about 1.45.
    
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I'll be grabbing some when they are released and bind them.
Most people say they are not worth it coming from 2500k / 2600k, but IMO it's all down to what you do with it, and what you want. a decent 2600k chip will sell for ~330$ overe here (new once are 400$) so i'll sell the once i have and trow in the 70$ that is in the middle.
Also it will be interesting to see how the 3d transistors cope with high voltage, many think that they can actually take more then the once used in SB.
One thing i still wonder is: I've read that going over to IB on say a P67 (P8p67 WS Revo / UD7) motherboard will make the PCI 2.0 lanes run @ PCI 3.0 speeds. Is this correct or does that only on the the Z77 motherboards. This would be great for us running 3-Way CF on 5670x1080 and up.

To my knowledge the slots that connect directly to the CPU will run PCI-E 3.0, but the ones going through the NF200 chipset will not. However it really doesn't matter since PCI-E 2.0 16x = PCI-E 3.0 8x, so either way you get the same speeds. If you're using the 2 other slots however, you'll be running at PCI-E 3.0 8x/8x and PCI-E 2.0 8x/8x so theoretically 16x/8x/16x/8x
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980X @ 4.0GHz isn't threatened. Where's my IVB-E? Or, hell, even an 8C/16T unlocked SNB-E?

Yes your 980x is threatened. Even a 2500k destroys your 980x. It OC's higher, and performs better at the same clocks even. SB-E destroys the 980/990x, and IB-E will stretch that advantage even further. Do you HAVE to upgrade? No. Are you going to bottleneck if you decide to run a multi-GPU setup in games that use 4 cores or less? Yes.
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Btw, the 2500k is good to 1.5v and a little beyond. I've been running @ 1.505v since release without a single issue. I upgrade my CPU every 3-4 years, and don't plan on keeping this beyond its obsolete date anyways. Those that do, more power to you, but I'd prefer to have more performance NOW, than worry about a $200 cpu dying in 3-4 years when it'll be worth $90 or less.
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I'm all about some epeen so I'm glad I went with X79. I don't think a 3770K is going to be touching my Cinebench scores on air... tongue.gif
Word.
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There are many sources out there reporting similar results on dry ice, it's not surprising!
Intel Ivy Bridge Core i7 3770K Overclocked Beyond 7 GHz thumb.gif

this was done on LN2, at the coldest they could go.
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You guys think that little 2500k walks on water. The 2500k with its best overclock will not reach the computing power of the 980X at stock speeds.

The below is just one benchmark showing results.

http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/desktop-cpu-charts-2010/Cinebench-11.5-Multi-threaded,2407.html

and another

http://www.guru3d.com/article/core-i5-2500k-and-core-i7-2600k-review/14
Edited by Electroneng - 3/1/12 at 7:11pm
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Guys.

It comes down to application of said CPU. If you're looking to do more productivity/encoding/WS type stuff, an Extreme series is for you. If you game, it won't provide an experience that's measurably better than a non-Extreme part would, generally speaking.


If you like spending thousands of dollars to see large numbers in synthetic benchmarks then by all means, go for it, I guess.
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