Originally Posted by Thiefofspades
With an amd phenomII x4 @4ghz i was getting about 40 Gflops, with an i5 2500k @ 3.6ghz i'm getting about 79 Gflops. Relative performance measurement.
Then something was wrong with your OC on the AMD. Without even trying I get ~48Gflops at 3.6ghz/2.6ghzNB. Ram is 1600mhz 7-8-7-24-1t.
My Nehalem is clocked around 3.5ghz and gets 50.5-51.
Sounds close, doesn't it OP? Er, wrong. In games there's a huge difference. You don't notice it when there's little going on, but where the AMD will stutter and spit and choke dropping to ~25FPS, the Nehalem hardly, if ever, gets below 55fps in any game I play. It's always smooth as silk.
I can imagine a SB or Ivy to be just like that, but better. I.E. it will last longer. I don't think I'd see a difference in day to day use.
Originally Posted by PCCstudent
You have people that watch the speed of every operation and you also have those that are in some kind of world where they do not know any better.I have a woman friend who has a used laptop (a gift from her mother).This thing runs Win 7 (barely) only has 2 gb RAM, it literaly has 7 different address/search bars,2 anti virus apps.I tried to run CCleaner and it ended up taking 1029 seconds to do its work.I told her all that was wrong and offered to work it over.She still did not believe things could be better.I had a plan.I brought to her house a fresh loaded desktop rig with Win 7-64 e7200 4 gb RAM,8800gpu,500gb Baracudda,nothing so exotic.I asked her to use it for a while and then tell me again that her laptop is running correctly. She uses her laptop within feet of her wireless modem but I cannot convince her to simply plug in an ethernet cable and put the wireless to rest.It is like I am up against that little baby in the commercial that does not want to save 50.00.
I HATE trying to help people like this. It's cool if they just don't get it, but are willing to learn. But just ignoring maintainence (I can't spell today) /safety etc just drives me up a wall.
Originally Posted by Schmuckley
However..they are slower than an overclocked Deneb/Thuban when web surfing for some reason.You click something and like..10 seconds later you're wondering where your browser is.
Wha..? Is this true for everyone? Both my PCs bring up browser/homepage before you can bat an eyelash. What would have happened from Nehalem to SB to cause ... that?Edited by pursuinginsanity - 11/26/12 at 4:14pm