Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er
Wait for Haswell. Even going from Core i7 920 to 2600K was a good upgrade because you got extra 600-1000MHz OC, 15% better IPC,Ran Cooler and used half the power.
It is not exactly fair to compare these chips at stock. Also, the Core i7 2600 does not run cooler, the Nehalem actually has a wider die than Sandy Bridge, therefore, theoretically dispatches heat more efficiently. The fact that Nehalem uses much more W does not mean it is hotter as a rule of thumb. Sure, it is a very notable upgrade, you are talking about a stock 750 MHz perforamce increase + 7 % performance increase due architecture..
Originally Posted by Starbomba
I agree as well. SATA III implementation on most x58 motherboards is so bad it's not worthwhile. The only notable exceptions that i know are the Rampage IIII Black and the G1 Sniper, which had a Marvell 9182 controller, instead of the hideus Marvell 9128 controller which must be avoided at all costs. Still, performance is just on par with the Intel controller, so save yourself some POST time by disabling the Marvell controller on the BIOS.
Thank you for informing about the 9128. I was about to buy the X58 Sabbertooth, replacing my EX58-UD4 just for the sake of sata3, but after this i've changed my mind. Also the fact that there is no clear cmos in the back drove me away from it...Edited by Marshock - 4/20/13 at 9:09am