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Will the 3770k and 3570k be allowed to take over as the 2600k and 2500k slot respectively?

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I could kinda do with a definitive answer here, otherwise im gonna be out of a team as Im planning on upgrading on release day :/

Is there a definitve answer to this?
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I was just thinking of asking to allow new cards for cat 2 like the GTX 460/5 and GTX 520 series. The get around the same ppd as the GX2 and the Q series quad's. I dont see why we couldnt allow the new K series cpu's if they only have like 10%-15% improvement. I think there are a few people thinking of upgrading to this anyways since all they have to replace on their rigs is the cpu.
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I think we can't say for certain just yet, to be honest. Bear in mind that a massive category replacement is difficult unless all 20 teams are on board for it.

 

I have yet to see definitive "best case scenario" PPDs for the new CPUs, so without that, I can't say. We might need to get rid of the i7-2 slot, and replace it with these CPUs, or perhaps allow for a mix with the non-SB CPUs. As for Cat2, yes, that needs to be updated. With Kepler coming out too, there's room for a bit of updating.

 

Thing is, I would much rather make one big change (preferrably in late-May, since we usually lose some TC Folders after the CC) than a change now, one in June, and another in August, if you know what I mean.

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Let me know when we are ready to discuss the possible changes. May would be great for making any kind of changes/upgrades in gear.
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Post-CC most likely; PM me to remind me, but we should be in a good position to open up discussions then. Greg has things he wants to bring in too.

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So lemme just clarify, if I go to buy a 3770k on launch day, I will need to be replaced in the TC?
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I don't know when launch day is, but it's 90% likely, yes. Until we get accurate PPD values, and a few other people with them, I can't let it in.

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29th april I think it is. So how about this, I test my 3770k stability and post ppd results when folding under bigbigadv and smp?
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I need best case scenario results. Native Linux (non-GUI), a very good OC, vary fast RAM, and no GPUs. It's not enough to know that the CPUs can get 60k PPD, without knowing that the max they can get is 95k (for example).

 

Get me consistent values with those criteria, and we can look at fitting it into the TC somehow; probably mixing with other CPUs, but if they're popular enough through May, we might be able to make a new slot for them before the TC restarts in June.

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Well i would be running in ubuntu, max rewsonable overclock fast ram and no gpu
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