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Why not give it the ultimate traitor's name?

Starscream.

I don't know, man. I think it fits...

ah! Super on point right there! Starscream was the Ultimate of the traitors, got his booty handed to him by unicron
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I dunno StormX2; I do not see it as being a traitor. I see it as you getting the most powerful rig your dollar can buy, and fanboyism aside, that is right now an Intel. We can only speculate how true AM3 will stack up against i7, because at present, AM2+ Denebs are not cutting it. I think the better question might be: how does i5 do compared to AM2+?

Think of it this way: you will be our pioneer into the other side of the fence. We expect you to keep that build log full of details in every quirk and perk you find in the architecture. It would be nice if you could also put comparisons to 939 whenever possible.
     
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I dunno StormX2; I do not see it as being a traitor. I see it as you getting the most powerful rig your dollar can buy, and fanboyism aside, that is right now an Intel. We can only speculate how true AM3 will stack up against i7, because at present, AM2+ Denebs are not cutting it. I think the better question might be: how does i5 do compared to AM2+?

Think of it this way: you will be our pioneer into the other side of the fence. We expect you to keep that build log full of details in every quirk and perk you find in the architecture. It would be nice if you could also put comparisons to 939 whenever possible.
Ah, Blitz, you take everything far too seriously...
    
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Its in my nature... I am a numbers dude; I need to do formulae for EVERYTHING I possibly can. If I could algebraically quantify something like "love" I would do so; would make it easier for me to work with.

In other news, the Winter Overclocking Contest has inspired me to one more time take a crack at tweaking Brixfire. I will be posting updates on that thread as I get there.
     
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Ah, Blitz, you take everything far too seriously...
x2 lol.

Well by this weekend, I'll be more than a quarter of the way to my upgrade .
 
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We can only speculate how true AM3 will stack up against i7
Blitz, I honestly don't think AM3 is going to be the next big thing. It should however be a nice jump in performance compared to the latter tech.

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AM2+ Denebs are not cutting it.
Perhaps they aren't in terms of "benchmarks" but they are completely fine for every day use. Even gaming on a AM2+ Deneb seems to show improvements.

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As I said, AM3 will likely work out to be more comparable to the i5. Or at least, the launch units of AM3. Later revisions might start packing enough of a punch to matter.
     
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Originally Posted by blitz6804 View Post
As I said, AM3 will likely work out to be more comparable to the i5. Or at least, the launch units of AM3. Later revisions might start packing enough of a punch to matter.
My guess would be that by the time AM3 gets comparable to i7 then i7 will have evolved into something better as well. Only time will tell.
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Well I think it is a big deal...

I have been AMD forever.

and i am breaking the Cult, especially sicne I dont have a use for a second computer =(
well i COULD find a use, but the electric bill wont make me happy, and I will have to take the 8800 GTS from my Opty build.


Once everything is assembled, The build log will Chronicle everything about what I will be doing. Will also benchmark the machine compared to my opty with the same GPU! YAY!

and on the i7, with and without Hyperthreadinbg, as I will GUANTEE not be using Hyperthreading on my games
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Yeah, 8 cores is likely just a fuzz excessive for most games. Any plans with what to do with your Opteron rig? Going into the For Sale section? Going on eBay? Going into a closet in case you need a spare?
     
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