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i7 950 -----> x5670 Mini review of transition

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Firstly , my 950 served me well , very well , infact it will go down alongside the Pentium 4 HT , and the Q6600 as the biggest jumps in performance in a new platform. I've absolutely fallen in love with those chips especially with how they would perform overclocked. Now the X5670 is going down in the Hall of Fame alongside them.

Simple reason?

At completely stock settings , including a bios reset , the X5670 performs better than the I7 950 @ 4.1ghz.

The overall increased smoothness and system stability was easily felt upon first boot. This processor I can tell from the very get go , is going to be noticeably better than the 950. In terms of upgrading , this is the best $100 american i've ever spent in my life on computer hardware. Most epic bargain in my life.


This completes my mini review. There may not be alot of pictures , or graphs , but there needn't be . To the point.

thumb.gif keep ya heads up fellow x58'rs thumb.gif

Edit: Forgot to mention The Xeon is also a smaller chip process compared to most of the 1366 I7's , it runs alot cooler and i'd imagine will be much more enjoyable to overclock.
Edited by vvv8 - 1/15/15 at 6:58am
    
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X58 combos are still very powerful, even compared to todays modern chipsets / CPU's. It's a shame X58 boards pull such a premium. If you already have an X58 board tho, you can't beat a six core / 12 threaded CPU for around $100.

vvv8, push that X5670 to 4Ghz. thumb.gif
    
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X58 combos are still very powerful, even compared to todays modern chipsets / CPU's. It's a shame X58 boards pull such a premium. If you already have an X58 board tho, you can't beat a six core / 12 threaded CPU for around $100.

vvv8, push that X5670 to 4Ghz. thumb.gif

Soon, i'm just basking in the glory of this powerful CPU under stock settings and volts , for now wink.gif
    
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6 core, 12 thread, 32nm, x58 glory!
     
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For that price/performance its a steal!
Might just buy one to swap out i7 920@3.8ghz smile.gif
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For that price/performance its a steal!
Might just buy one to swap out i7 920@3.8ghz smile.gif

Do ittttttt
    
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