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Which GPU a person uses is usually pretty representative of the price range their overall system is going for and what their budget allows. If their CPU is already not bottlenecking their GPU, then it's a pretty good bet that they already have best CPU in the price range of the overall build.

Only if gaming or other GPU intensive work is a significant part of what they are doing with their system. There are many CPU intensive tasks that don't need a GPU at all.

Gamers are not the majority of people looking at Intel hex core processors, even the consumer chips.
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If Intel were to produce a Socket 2011 8core CPU would enough people buy it to make it worthwhile ?
I doubt it because , I think that if they did , it would be at a $1500 price point and very few could afford it .
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X amount of cores is really irrelevant - the 6core Intel CPU's outperform 8core AMD by a good margin even in multi-threaded apps

Even for gaming, the first title Crysis 3 to push 8cores, the 8core AMD is still outperformed in 90% of the game by the 4core Intel 3770k - only a few levels where all cores are utilized the 8350 surpasses the 3770k and its by like 5%... in other scenes the 3770k is up to 50% faster

AMD need a 20-30% total performance boost on their current CPU's before Intel need to be worried. Even if they release CPU in the $300-$400 range and the price:performance ratio isnt linear, it will still be a big hit with enthusiasts.

If by some chance the 4930k will make it to 4.8-5ghz on air, that makes it a good upgrade for my 2600k @4.8 system - otherwise I will be sticking what I have until Haswell-E
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If Intel were to produce a Socket 2011 8core CPU would enough people buy it to make it worthwhile ?
I doubt it because , I think that if they did , it would be at a $1500 price point and very few could afford it .

Even today, the 3930K / 3960X / 3970X are consumed for workstation applications.
OCN is all about gaming, but just like Xeons are not "server chips", fast 6 or 8 core i7s are not aimed for gamers.

Right now you need to go E5-2670 (8C/16T) or the likes to go close to a stock 3960/70X as far as GHz aggregate goes (threads * GHz). O/C really helps the hex SB-E i7s be the absolute 1P CPU.
2P with high-end Xeons gives you amazing aggregate, it is great for scientific calcs on CPUs, but single thread performance cannot touch a clocked 39xx. Most CGI apps are not threaded outside the actual rendering procedure, which for the most part is only a small portion of the workflow, so I could see many reasons for people opting for a SB-E, furthermore for a IB-E.

The industry knows that already: many high end workstation systems from HP, Dell and Lenovo are 39xx based now, where it used to be a "Xeon only" territory.
Smaller manufacturers like Boxx, offer overclocked 39xx workstations, and those sell @ prices well above a complete 2P E5-2670Xeon would (we are talking close to 5 figures decked out).

I believe a 8C i7 with proper clocks would sell good for those applications, even @ $1500 for the chip alone. I mean, if you pay $320+ to go from 3770K to 3930K and a usually much saltier Mobo ontop, $500 "extra" than the current top-notch hex for a faster clocked octa is not a bad deal.
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Pretty dissapointing. I suppose Ill probably end up getting a 3770k sometime.
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looks like my little sandy is gonna survive yet another generation, none the less my cpu is usually the last thing I upgrade I'm hoping this thing lasts a few more years biggrin.gif
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Pretty dissapointing. I suppose Ill probably end up getting a 3770k sometime.

I dont see the point of upgrading to a discontinued socket.
    
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that title rolleyes.gif
I know right lol..
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Groundbreakingly mediocre
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No 8 core is disappointing, not interested.
    
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