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Crazy though that AMD will kick its butt!

Considering that it took AMD three years to introduce a chip that could defeat the 2009-era i7-960, I wouldn't be too terribly proud of that "accomplishment".

I don't think that even AMDZone could spin that into a "good thing"...
Edited by svenge - 3/31/13 at 10:43pm
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Yep, that rig is still plenty to get the chicken cooked, and as stated you have gobs of PCI bandwidth to play with smile.gif
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I hate being broke, everybody in this thread has better specs then me, kinda makes me a little Jelly tongue.gif But i assume it's not all bad, i can do 56 Avg FPS in Crysis 3 on Ultra, No AA. But i can only assume Crysis 4, BF4, Watch Dogs and maybe GTA V will be my reasons to finally sell a kidney and Upgrade.

OP: Your rig will do fine for years to come, might wanna get a better Cooler and go for 3.7+ just to even out the Newest games and add more headroom to the 670 SLI idea. thumb.gif
 
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Looks normal. Though you might have to do cpu upgrade down the road.
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Considering that it took AMD three years to introduce a chip that could defeat the 2009-era i7-960, I wouldn't be too terribly proud of that "accomplishment".

I don't think that even AMDZone could spin that into a "good thing"...

Damn that's horrible. 3 years. I haven't been keeping up with the latest Intel chips, but I definitely have NOT been keeping up with AMD at all. They need to take more risk. People want power and a good architecture. Ah well AMD is making the PS3 GPU and CPU so that's better than nothing.
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I hate being broke, everybody in this thread has better specs then me, kinda makes me a little Jelly tongue.gif But i assume it's not all bad, i can do 56 Avg FPS in Crysis 3 on Ultra, No AA. But i can only assume Crysis 4, BF4, Watch Dogs and maybe GTA V will be my reasons to finally sell a kidney and Upgrade.

OP: Your rig will do fine for years to come, might wanna get a better Cooler and go for 3.7+ just to even out the Newest games and add more headroom to the 670 SLI idea. thumb.gif

3.7+? What do you mean? Ghz or Vcore or something? So far my cooler keeps my temp low at reasonable levels so I don't see the need to update just yet. If I'm running stock temps the cooler can get me as low as 16-22c. OC'd nets me 26-33c. So I don't see the need to get a better cooler. If I do I would get a traditional water cooler. However doesn't the room\ambient temperature matters with water cooler as well.
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Looks normal. Though you might have to do cpu upgrade down the road.

Well after the i7-960 there are the extreme edition CPUs. They cost a lot of money as well, but I might be able to get one at a cheaper price. I think I might just ride the 960 until I kill it unless I find a 970-980x or 990x at a more reasonable price.
    
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why not, @ 3.6 you see the 100 load drop off the cpu load and the gpu hits 100 % load, meaning the cpu is not the weakest link in the pc, the cpu bottle neck is gone, on bf3 @ stock (2.8) cpu load is @ 100 gpu load is @ 85 % @ 4 ghz cpu load is @ 85%-90% and gpu @ 99-100%. meaning the gpu is back to weakest link,

Been up for days and few hours rest, new born baby, its hard to get sleep for the past 2 months,

Just the cpu @ 3.6+ gets hot Quick, and hard to keep off it, i had a mega cooler on my cpu and some good fans, kept the 920 d0 @ 4ghz @ 72 degs,

if you never ran on a 1366 chip then you wont know, power hungry hot chips. Nice thing tho last forever.

got my 920 c0 back in 2008, that 5 years ago been rockn the i7 , got the 930 i wanted lower temp on air then after i got water setup.

so if it takes amd 5 years to beat my chip, well i made a killer buy , and so did he, also i think he gots more then a year out of the i7, he can always buy a 970 2nd hand,

Increasing the speed of a processor does not lower the stress on it, but in fact increases it. Since the chip is running faster, it has work harder phsyically, though computationally, it is able to completely jobs quicker. But there is still stress of actual chip itself. Increasing the processor speed does not increase the GPU load. This is dependant on the task, but does help keep the GPU fed.
 
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post #27 of 44
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Considering that it took AMD three years to introduce a chip that could defeat the 2009-era i7-960, I wouldn't be too terribly proud of that "accomplishment".

I don't think that even AMDZone could spin that into a "good thing"...

Damn that's horrible. 3 years. I haven't been keeping up with the latest Intel chips, but I definitely have NOT been keeping up with AMD at all. They need to take more risk. People want power and a good architecture. Ah well AMD is making the PS3 GPU and CPU so that's better than nothing.
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I hate being broke, everybody in this thread has better specs then me, kinda makes me a little Jelly tongue.gif But i assume it's not all bad, i can do 56 Avg FPS in Crysis 3 on Ultra, No AA. But i can only assume Crysis 4, BF4, Watch Dogs and maybe GTA V will be my reasons to finally sell a kidney and Upgrade.

OP: Your rig will do fine for years to come, might wanna get a better Cooler and go for 3.7+ just to even out the Newest games and add more headroom to the 670 SLI idea. thumb.gif

3.7+? What do you mean? Ghz or Vcore or something? So far my cooler keeps my temp low at reasonable levels so I don't see the need to update just yet. If I'm running stock temps the cooler can get me as low as 16-22c. OC'd nets me 26-33c. So I don't see the need to get a better cooler. If I do I would get a traditional water cooler. However doesn't the room\ambient temperature matters with water cooler as well.
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Danny M:
Looks normal. Though you might have to do cpu upgrade down the road.

Well after the i7-960 there are the extreme edition CPUs. They cost a lot of money as well, but I might be able to get one at a cheaper price. I think I might just ride the 960 until I kill it unless I find a 970-980x or 990x at a more reasonable price.

3.7Ghz or higher, never hurt to squeeze a little more Power out of her to stay ahead of the SLI options.
 
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my i7 970 6 core is bad a**
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3.7Ghz or higher, never hurt to squeeze a little more Power out of her to stay ahead of the SLI options.

In my first post I stated that I run it at 4.2Ghz. Sometimes I run it at 3.9Ghz since I can get the vCore as low as 1.27-1.28 which handles the games and programs fairly well. Usually I will run 4.2Ghz when I'm using more demanding programs like graphic design or high end game. The motherboard I have allows you to save up to 8 Overclock "OC" profiles, which I'm sure most of them do now. Actually you can save a infinite number since you can easily export\restore the settings to a USB and make new settings. I'm sure I'll be rocking the 4.2Ghz 24/7 with the SLI smile.gif.
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my i7 970 6 core is bad a**
/

I really want to get a 980x for some reason. I've seen the prices get a little lower, but they are still pretty high. I can damn near build a new rig at the prices of that CPU. The 970 looks really good on paper as well. It looks easy to overclock to.
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I really want to get a 980x for some reason. I've seen the prices get a little lower, but they are still pretty high. I can damn near build a new rig at the prices of that CPU. The 970 looks really good on paper as well. It looks easy to overclock to.

when I built mine I almost went for the 980X but just couldn't give up a thousand bucks that easy and that was 2 years ago.
yes the 970 overclocks very well, I leave mine at stock speed now though as it is getting old
and I need it live 2 more years.
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i7 970 6 core ASUS Sabertooth X58 MSI GTX 1070 Gaming X GSkill 24 gigs 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Crucial MX100 256 gig Crucial M500 120gig WD VelociRaptor 1TB Noctua 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Pro 64bit LG 29inch widescreen DP LG 29inch widescreen DP Corsair K65 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
EVGA SuperNova G2 1000w Corsair C70 Corsair M65 Sound Blaster Z 
Other
Custom sleeved psu cables 
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