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Wasn't the 460 2 win a 1gb card? That's why it sucked in bf3
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i think your problem was getting that 4602win card. i bought one of those thinking it was an upgrade over my 470... oh how wrong i was. BF3 couldn't run proper wiht that crap card but my 470 could max it all out no issues. now i have my 680 and more than happy with this card. nothing but win smile.gif
You should never go for two lesser cards/chips over one greater one within the same architecture; you'll usually end up with a smaller memory bus and less VRAM, and you'll also get all of the problems with SLI.
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back on topic, i could never afford a chip like this frown.gif wish i could but could never convince myself the cost.
Well, this one is just a binned 3930k, as far as I can tell. Few can afford that one, still (damn lack of competition).

It's actually an overclocked E5-2600 with two disabled cores, 5MB disabled L3, and a disabled QPI link (these features may or may not have been defective). The 3930k is an even lower binned E5-2600.

Not much of a difference, but still tongue.gif
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Wait a min, a card that knocks a 580 out is worse then your 470?
Please elaborate.

yeah in synthetic benchmarks it's destroyed the 580 which is why i bought it. however, just the 1GB Vram in high resolution game playing was like a slide show on good games frown.gif. i know better but was in awe over the benchies lol..
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yeah in synthetic benchmarks it's destroyed the 580 which is why i bought it. however, just the 1GB Vram in high resolution game playing was like a slide show on good games frown.gif. i know better but was in awe over the benchies lol..

Yeah I know why my 7950 floors it.
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Wait a min, a card that knocks a 580 out is worse then your 470?
Please elaborate.
VRAM, bus width and SLI drivers.
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Yeah I know why my 7950 floors it.
I want a 7000 series so badly, damn lack of money and my EVGA fanboyism.
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Ivy bridge does not outperform SB-E. Clock for clock Ivy is what, 5-9% faster?
So, IB does outperform SB-E. When people say that they tend to mean core for core, clock for clock. Of course it doesn't mean a 3770k will outperform a 3930k in multithreaded workloads; one would have to be pretty dense or misinformed to believe that (or to require explicit mention that IB outperforming SB-E is in single/lightly threaded workloads only, for that matter).rolleyes.gif

It depends on clock speeds, some IvBs hit high enough that no SB-e or SB would come close to them even when single-threaded, but some only can match them.
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because cpu and gpu upgrades do matter, but server processors cannot be utilized by games currently (can't use all the cores)
Because the only reason anyone would ever want a high end processor is games, right? rolleyes.gif

You have to assume it's about games on OCN, cause you would easily find it worth the extra cost if you can use the cores.
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What else do computers do?
It can boil water, if you have a GTX 480. tongue.gif

That explains why so many shady people were buying GTX 480s over 5870s because they "need nvidia for the work they do", despite them leaving them at ~50% load. Cooking crack on a GPU... smh

Nah, it's just cheaper to run a GTX 470 than a HD5870 and an oven.
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Aint got nothing on my 1100t

But seriously, this is disappointing. I was waiting for the 3980x 8 core super monster. Smudge TDP I DONT CARE! MOAR COARZ!1

If you're interested in moar coars, perhaps I can interest you in a 16-core AMD that scales as if it was a 12 core.

By that I mean: I doubt the 8-core chips clock high enough to be released to enthusiasts. 2.9GHz and a 135W TDP? Just imagine a chip turboing to 4GHz. Would probably need a 180-200W TDP.

TIME FOR WATER COOLING.

Seriously though, it's more likely a lack of a real market.
    
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amd, xeons, and dual quads don't count, lol

Xeons count! Though the cheapest 8-core is like $1,200...
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Oh I got it believe me. I hate Nvidia gaming cards now lol after the last few years of fire breathing cards.
Im confused how people buy chips like this for 1100 dollars, but the 600 dollar equivalent can OC past it, and if you're building a workstation and need cores, you get xeons or opterons

I'd be laughed out of the office for suggesting a client run their CPU OC'd to save $500. You want performance for something critical, you get to pay for it smile.gif
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Xeons count! Though the cheapest 8-core is like $1,200...
I'd be laughed out of the office for suggesting a client run their CPU OC'd to save $500. You want performance for something critical, you get to pay for it smile.gif

My boss gets computers thats why I didn't get lolled out. 2.7ghz 64 core render server for the win.
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Oh I got it believe me. I hate Nvidia gaming cards now lol after the last few years of fire breathing cards.
Im confused how people buy chips like this for 1100 dollars, but the 600 dollar equivalent can OC past it, and if you're building a workstation and need cores, you get xeons or opterons

I'd be laughed out of the office for suggesting a client run their CPU OC'd to save $500. You want performance for something critical, you get to pay for it smile.gif

Plus, if you have the money lying around that extra 3MB cache on the 3960X can make a small difference.
    
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