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and this is what happens when competition stops...
No. That's what happens when the "easy" and most cost effective ways to increase performance dry up.
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No. That's what happens when the "easy" and most cost effective ways to increase performance dry up.

sure that's part of it, harder and harder to shrink but the idea is if there was actual competition in the CPU market it would drive someone to create something better.

You have the worlds best engineers working for one company the only competition is within the same company...

I don't believe for a second the performance drive is over. I've read all the stuff about how it's now time for software to start catching up and not being brute forced but I strongly believe if Intel had its market share threatened something would surface that would kick butt
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Be prepared to sell both your kidneys if you plan on getting this.
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I don't believe for a second the performance drive is over. I've read all the stuff about how it's now time for software to start catching up and not being brute forced but I strongly believe if Intel had its market share threatened something would surface that would kick butt
It's not over... it's just that returns are diminishing.
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Looks like I'll be keeping the 3yr old 980x a little longer, I got my money out of this chip it will be around 4yrs old before I pull it biggrin.gif
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Benchers would love this, got to get the 3dmark 11 Physics score up!biggrin.gif

I'm sure we can all agree that 2011 was first and foremost a server platform, then was recycled for the enthusiast market. No official Support for PCI-E 3.0 and USB 3.0 native. By the time we need all those PCI-E lanes another socket derivative of 2011 will be introduced, it seem that we get the specifications long before we actually need them. I've never heard of anyone having bad frame rates because of a lack of PCI-E lanes.
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I'm sure we can all agree that 2011 was first and foremost a server platform, then was recycled for the enthusiast market. No official Support for PCI-E 3.0 and USB 3.0 native. By the time we need all those PCI-E lanes another socket derivative of 2011 will be introduced, it seem that we get the specifications long before we actually need them. I've never heard of anyone having bad frame rates because of a lack of PCI-E lanes.

What do you mean? PCI-E 3.0 is Native with Sandy Bridge-E, it's built right into the processors. USB 3.0 isn't native - but it doesn't make much of a difference. Most USB 3.0 controllers keep up to speed.
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What do you mean? PCI-E 3.0 is Native with Sandy Bridge-E, it's built right into the processors. USB 3.0 isn't native - but it doesn't make much of a difference. Most USB 3.0 controllers keep up to speed.
PCI-E 3.0 wasn't official when SB-E first came out I believe. It's supported in the hardware, but isn't in Intel's specs for the processors.
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What do you mean? PCI-E 3.0 is Native with Sandy Bridge-E, it's built right into the processors. USB 3.0 isn't native - but it doesn't make much of a difference. Most USB 3.0 controllers keep up to speed.

I can't speak to whether if it's Native to Sandy Bridge-E, I know PCI-E 3.0 is not officially supported by Nvidia and AMD! It's nice that Nvidia and AMD chose to unofficially support it as their not obligated to doing anything.
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PCI-E 3.0 wasn't official when SB-E first came out I believe. It's supported in the hardware, but isn't in Intel's specs for the processors.

This is probably why there's no official support for PCI-E.
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There's no software to take advantage of an 8-12 core processor, or is there?

There most certainly is.

Archiving, encoding, compiling, and rendering are all fairly common tasks that are also highly parallel. Heavy multi-tasking is also a common scenario.

There are all kinds of other, more esoteric uses as well. I have database software that will scale to almost any arbitrary number of threads, for example.
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