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post #7291 of 7924
@Gdourado Do you plan to overclock?

WRT framerate

Clock for clock you should get <10% higher FPS with Sandy Bridge.

Falling to maybe -10/20% perhaps in the newest directx12/vulkan games which can use 6 cores.

You can probably also clock the SB higher, maybe 4.4GHz minimum, whereas you'd need a radiator and luck to get beyond that with x58.

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post #7292 of 7924
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Originally Posted by gofasterstripes View Post

@Gdourado Do you plan to overclock?

WRT framerate

Clock for clock you should get <10% higher FPS with Sandy Bridge.

Falling to maybe -10/20% perhaps in the newest directx12/vulkan games which can use 6 cores.

You can probably also clock the SB higher, maybe 4.4GHz minimum, whereas you'd need a radiator and luck to get beyond that with x58.

Red Pill, Blue Pill

So the x5660 is the way to go to play games from 2016 and 2017?
post #7293 of 7924
I'd say 2017 or 2018 might be the time to replace Westmere Xeons. It's impossible to know until we see what hardware comes out.
post #7294 of 7924
So Sandy bridge i5 might last less because of only 4 threads despite having higher per core performance?
Is this because games will only become more multi threaded going forward?
post #7295 of 7924
No way i would take a westmere over a sandybridge chip these days

if you already had the platform its good to catch a nice little jump from 4>6 core as it is cheap

but don't kid yourself thinking that they are remotely as quick as a Sandybridge based i7.

Probably clock for clock about 40% slower.
post #7296 of 7924
Nehalem to Sandy Bridge was the biggest jump since Intel integrated the memory controller. Selling an X58-based system for Z68 is just silly. You might as well go with Z170 unless you're getting a good deal on the older tech. If you have Sandy Bridge, there's no reason to opt for an X58-based system. The price of motherboards makes building a system based on older technology quite prohibitive.
post #7297 of 7924
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Originally Posted by kylzer View Post

No way i would take a westmere over a sandybridge chip these days

if you already had the platform its good to catch a nice little jump from 4>6 core as it is cheap

but don't kid yourself thinking that they are remotely as quick as a Sandybridge based i7.

Probably clock for clock about 40% slower.

I was comparing 2500k with 4 cores and 4 threads against a 920 d0 with 4 cores and 8 threads and a x5660 with 6 cores and 12 threads.
I am looking which gives the better gaming performance today against the pic they cost second hand.
post #7298 of 7924
Quote:
Probably clock for clock about 40% slower.
OOh, that's a bit pessimistic.

I was just looking at benchmarks that show a smaller differential.
post #7299 of 7924
As you have the board, best VFM is the X56x0.

I think that's why we're all in this thread, TBH
post #7300 of 7924
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but don't kid yourself thinking that they are remotely as quick as a Sandybridge based i7.
Probably clock for clock about 40% slower.

This is just wrong. 40% slower lol. No it's more like 8% - 10% clock for clock or even less depending on the benchmarks you compare it with. Nahalem\Westermere actually beats Sandy-E and Ivy-E in a few benchmarks. I compared my CPU against several of Intel High end CPUs clock for clock @ 4.8Ghz
. It just all depends. The difference is negligible. If you can find a cheaper X79 + Hexa core then of course go with that, but the X58 strongest selling point was it's price and performance. The fact that a lot of people were still running their X58 rigs helped as well when it came to making a jump from a Quad to Hexa core.
    
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