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Poll Results: Has moving to Sand Bridge improved your frame rates?

 
  • 75% (47)
    Yes, my graphics card/s are now fully utilised and running much better and smoother
  • 24% (15)
    No, some extra performance but not as much as an improvement as I was expecting
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post #71 of 82
I moved from my 4.3ghz 965 to a i7 930 a while ago. The 965 couldn't handle the two 480's I had and I have never looked back. I still own a 955 and a 1090T though. I do have a soft spot for AMD and in particular phenom II.
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post #72 of 82
Similar to above, went from a 1055t @ 4.0Ghz to a 2500k @ stock (will OC eventually) cause the X6 was struggling with the 6870X2 and using way too much power and generating too much heat.

Sandy runs much cooler thumb.gif Can't ever see myself going back to AMD CPU's, they seem to be going backwards
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post #73 of 82
Thread Starter 
Seems to be a mix in here with most people reporting improvements, especially in gaming.

As the whole desktop smoother on Intel.... I dunno.... I always thought my 1075T was smoother then my 2500k for generally web surfing and such....
post #74 of 82
AMD's APUs are great for budget builds. Right now I don't see how they can compete with Intel performance wise but Intel is a lot on the pricey side especially when you consider those with little budget. I'm using a 3570K but I often recommend AMD A10 5800Ks to buddies who have a tight budget but wants to game.

Hoping AMD will 1 day catch up to Intel. I would love some competition to keep prices down. Them Ivys are not cheap.
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post #75 of 82
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr Frosty View Post

Seems to be a mix in here with most people reporting improvements, especially in gaming.
As the whole desktop smoother on Intel.... I dunno.... I always thought my 1075T was smoother then my 2500k for generally web surfing and such....

the question is experience with the move in general but the poll has more to do with experience with the cpu move in relation to gpu(s) usage.
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post #76 of 82
Moved from a Phenom II X4 965BE to a 3570k, and haven't regretted it for a second since. The 3570k blew my old phenom out of the water, no questions asked.
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post #77 of 82
Hi All,
As I said earlier in this thread AMD 1100 @ 4Ghz GAMA 790XT-UD4P MoBo Gskill 12800 ram, Seagate 1.5 TB 7200 rpm HD, Visiontek 5850, Coesair HX 750, Cooler MAster 212+, 932 HAF. 3D06 19000. Changed MoBo to Asus P8Z68 Pro, Gen 3., and processor to Intel I7 2600K @ 4ghz, 3D06 Benchmark 25000.
This pretty much speaks for itself, and this is not a skewed results as al the components except the MoBo and CPU are the SAME components.

Have a great day.
Edited by preachp - 10/29/12 at 6:52am
    
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post #78 of 82
Quote:
Originally Posted by BeastRider View Post

AMD's APUs are great for budget builds. Right now I don't see how they can compete with Intel performance wise but Intel is a lot on the pricey side especially when you consider those with little budget. I'm using a 3570K but I often recommend AMD A10 5800Ks to buddies who have a tight budget but wants to game.
Hoping AMD will 1 day catch up to Intel. I would love some competition to keep prices down. Them Ivys are not cheap.

Ivy's not cheap? I wouldn't consider an unlocked quad core for 220 expensive at all. That's bargain pricing especially when I've spent a thousand dollars on an unlocked dual core in my lifetime
Edited by Stay Puft - 10/28/12 at 11:33am
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post #79 of 82

I went from a 955 at stock to my 2500k. It really didn't seem all that much faster. But the heat output difference is incredible. I used to have my my windows open in winter and still be hot, now I have a heater on when I game. :( Stability was way worth it though.

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post #80 of 82
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stay Puft View Post

Ivy's not cheap? I wouldn't consider an unlocked quad core for 220 expensive at all. That's bargain pricing especially when I've spent a thousand dollars on an unlocked dual core in my lifetime

Okay if $220 is cheap to you it may not be to all people. $120 for a processor AND a decent on-board GPU is a lot cheaper than $220 for processor alone. And I'm talking about budget here, a 2500K/3570K is not for a "budget" gaming PC either. Also we're talking in general, obviously people in OCN are enthusiasts so paying $220 for a processor might be considered "cheap" to us but not to some.
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