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You won't see much of any difference in gaming.

They OC similarly, and the larger L3 cache is offset by it having higher latency and lower uncore clocks. The extra cores themselves are largely irrelevant for gaming.

It won't be slower for gaming, but if games are your primary focus it's not a real upgrade.
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You won't see much of any difference in gaming.

They OC similarly, and the larger L3 cache is offset by it having higher latency and lower uncore clocks. The extra cores themselves are largely irrelevant for gaming.

It won't be slower for gaming, but if games are your primary focus it's not a real upgrade.
But i game and bench so it will be better in benching for sure. Also i dont see anything interesting till end of 2011 cpu and gpu wise. So its prob a safe bet to get it for 600 bucks?
    
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But i game and bench so it will be better in benching for sure. Also i dont see anything interesting till end of 2011 cpu and gpu wise. So its prob a safe bet to get it for 600 bucks?
It is vastly better in multi-threaded benchmarks (~40% faster than an i7 quad at similar speeds) and 600 is a pretty decent price for one.
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Buy it and sell it on ebay for 750?
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Why would you want to do that?
This is a CPU that wil not lose its value wit SB coming up.
In a year time you can still sell this little piece of gold for the same 600 bucks as you bought it for.
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