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3770K and 980x/970 in conjuction with SB-e hex?

Poll Results: Allow 3770k and 980x/970 in i7-2

 
  • 62% (10)
    Yes, both
  • 37% (6)
    Yes, but only 3770k
  • 0% (0)
    No
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post #1 of 32
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So, the current rules are that a team which has a SB-e hex (3930K/3960X/3970X) in i7-1 may not have anything newer than a 2700K in i7-2 and only 4c/8t. And only one hex (Gulftown or SB-e) per team.

Top 3 D1 in i7-2 consist of one 2700k, one 980x and one 3770k, separated by only 35k points thus far.

I was wondering what the other captains and editors think about allowing the i7-2 cat to have any i7 if i7-1 is held by a SB-e hex. Ultimately this would lead to team having more option when hunting for folders and people who wanna upgrade can do so a bit more easily.

Added a poll too.
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post #3 of 32
Gogo on multiple hex-cores, more points and more options.
post #4 of 32
I voted Yes to both.
I feel like along with increasing availability of possible folders for the category, it also allows the TC more variability between top of the line chips.
post #5 of 32

You're not taking into account that the Gulftown's in TC now are @ or below 4.2ghz, which most EE chips can do 4.5ghz+ with little effort. I had to push my 3770k to 4.9ghz to be within 3 sec. of their tpf's. On some units 3 sec. is a big difference in ppd.

 

Why risk giving a team that already has a 3930k/3960x a chance to dominate more, when there are teams that don't have a hex at all? For all the Captains that voted "Yes, both" I hope you already have a hex....... If you don't, then your only handicapping your team. This is a vote/decision that should take place after almost all the teams have a hexacore chip.

 

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I mean, in the end, it will promote more WU crunching 24/7... more points isn't a bad thing when you look at it outside of the competition's eyes and into that of the project's.

Let's take advantage (not in a bad way) of those who have these amazing processors and put them towards the cause, I say.
post #7 of 32
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I mean, in the end, it will promote more WU crunching 24/7... more points isn't a bad thing when you look at it outside of the competition's eyes and into that of the project's.

Let's take advantage (not in a bad way) of those who have these amazing processors and put them towards the cause, I say.

I'm all for MOAR POWA but not at the risk of ruining the competitive aspect..... That's the reason folders join TC vs folding on their own. OCN can still "take advantage" of those chips outside of TC and "put them towards the cause"

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post #8 of 32
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I'm all for MOAR POWA but not at the risk of ruining the competitive aspect..... That's the reason folders join TC vs folding on their own. OCN can still "take advantage" of those chips outside of TC and "put them towards the cause"
I can agree with that. I'm gonna propose the argument and all to my team and see how they feel as well. thumb.gif
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I said yes to both. I know what they can do and I'm okay with that. wink.gif
    
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You're not taking into account that the Gulftown's in TC now are @ or below 4.2ghz, which most EE chips can do 4.5ghz+ with little effort. I had to push my 3770k to 4.9ghz to be within 3 sec. of their tpf's. On some units 3 sec. is a big difference in ppd.

Why risk giving a team that already has a 3930k/3960x a chance to dominate more, when there are teams that don't have a hex at all? For all the Captains that voted "Yes, both" I hope you already have a hex....... If you don't, then your only handicapping your team. This is a vote/decision that should take place after almost all the teams have a hexacore chip.

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That's why I voted no.
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