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Please tell me that that bench doesn't have Gaussian Blur, because with Gausiann blur a 3930K walks right over ivy and sandy.

It uses gaussian blur:
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To measure performance under Photoshop CS4 we turn to the Retouch Artists’ Speed Test. The test does basic photo editing; there are a couple of color space conversions, many layer creations, color curve adjustment, image and canvas size adjustment, unsharp mask, and finally a gaussian blur performed on the entire image.
    
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Ivy. It's cheaper overall, especially the motherboards, and it's faster per clock then SB-E. And the latter sucks down juice like a banshee the second you start pushing it.

If you want more in the future, sell your build as a bundle (on here, of course, a desperate member who needs an upgrade would thank you!), and grab Haswell.

Unless you need 12 threads, don't worry if you don't get a 3930k. A 3820 would do, but you can still have a comparable rig on Ivy. That uses less power, is faster at equal speeds and has cheaper components (Dual channel instead of saturating Quad, motherboards are vastly cheaper). My 2c. And I own a 3930k.
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post #53 of 66
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Please tell me that that bench doesn't have Gaussian Blur, because with Gausiann blur a 3930K walks right over ivy and sandy.

It uses gaussian blur:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Anand 
To measure performance under Photoshop CS4 we turn to the Retouch Artists’ Speed Test. The test does basic photo editing; there are a couple of color space conversions, many layer creations, color curve adjustment, image and canvas size adjustment, unsharp mask, and finally a gaussian blur performed on the entire image.
Hmm... looking at the bench, the only multithreaded task (by CS4) was the Gausian. CS5 and 6 have changed that.
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It uses gaussian blur:
Just to underline it is CS4 and we all know how good is adobe with hyper threading, main advantage of 6 core processor
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It uses gaussian blur:
Just to underline it is CS4 and we all know how good is adobe with hyper threading, main advantage of 6 core processor
CS6 has changed that. A lot.
post #56 of 66
lol man you guys argue alot need to get back on topic, and answer what the op is asking instead of arguing with each other over whats faster. He will be able to upgrade to a Ivy Bridge-E cpu when they are out if he decides he wants/needs more power compared to having to buy a new board on z77. The cpu should be able to pull a decent enugh overclock the performace between it and a ivy wont be enugh you will even notice might even be more if you get a cpu can do 4800-5000 that would match a ivy cpu at 4500-4600.
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Just one thing -> since upgrade to 3930k i'm just working without thinking about clock, about hardware - simple amazing multitasking (all mentioned usage above in same time) i think is worth any $ which i pay for this. With this baby OC is in danger situation because is not needed anymore lachen.gif (a you believe to me)
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lol man you guys argue alot need to get back on topic, and answer what the op is asking instead of arguing with each other over whats faster. He will be able to upgrade to a Ivy Bridge-E cpu when they are out if he decides he wants/needs more power compared to having to buy a new board on z77. The cpu should be able to pull a decent enugh overclock the performace between it and a ivy wont be enugh you will even notice might even be more if you get a cpu can do 4800-5000 that would match a ivy cpu at 4500-4600.
THIS.
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So to conclude -> whatever you by it will be ok. There is always only one rule - take a look in your pocket , take maximum which you can and don't look anymore about the same thumb.gif
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I have owned 3 different i7 3820's and they all easily overclocked to 4.8ghz and one made it to 5.2ghz. 1.25 boot strap is your friend. The power usage is only a little worse than a highly overclocked SB chip, more of a difference with IB due to 77w TDP. The Hex cores obviously take a little more juice. I have not had an IB chip yet (I'm on my 3rd 3570k) that will even pass 4.4ghz at a comfortable temperature and voltage, others have been luckier but I have not.

Considering the 3820 is cheaper than they 2700k/3770k equivalent, and you don't HAVE to buy the god-awful $450 RIVE to use it, the cost is limited to an extra set of RAM to make use of quad channel. I bought one of the $199 MSI X79 boards and overclocked it like a champ, it worked just the same as the expensive boards, and with a $229 i7 3820 microcenter deal the price actually came out lower than a comparable IB/SB rig while being faster in the end.

Just my opinion on some of this obviously, but I think its a great chip for those that don't need 6 cores.
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