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They won't go much higher, the K CPUs have a limited multiplier range and IIRC the BCLK is locked.
limited at 57 so 5.7GHz max +whatever minor OC you can get out of the BLK.

The BLK isn't locked, it is just tied to EVERYTHING, including stuff like USB, which doesn't like moving out of stock range

Still pretty damn fast.

And most of the early OC's are prime/SuperPi stable
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limited at 57 so 5.7GHz max.

Still pretty damn fast.

And most of the early OC's are prime/SuperPi stable
Still we don't know if those higher multipliers are viable even under watercooling etc. Just like the 1366 CPUs tend not to like even numbered multipliers for instance.
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post #13 of 19
57 is odd.

And if you get it cold enough, 57 should be possible.

6GHz isn't hard on current clarkdale processors
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I'm guessing it will be between 25-50% faster depending on work load, clock for clock.
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i know theres really no benchmarks out yet to truly tell....but is sandy bridge going to be faster than the i7. or is it going to fall between 1156 and 1336? i'm trying to figure this out from a gaming point of view. while x58 gives you x16 pcie lanes and 1155 will give you 1x16 or 8x8. which platform do you see being the better gamer? i'm just now trying to catch on to intel, so forgive my noobish question's.
These points didn't seem to be covered very well in the replies, so here are my stabs at it.

Having the extra bandwidth between x16 and x8 usually doesn't make much of a difference, except for the most extreme loads. Sandy Bridge is supposed to be, going by numbers, faster stock-for-stock compared to the current generation of processors; on top of that, better OC'ers as others have mentioned.

Overall, SB and IB will be better platforms, but considering how even my processor in its current state won't bottleneck current games, the biggest advantage to the majority of us builders is the high chance of price drops. SB won't make much of a difference to many users, so we'll be seeing better performance in lower price brackets.

Still, I'm waiting for LGA 1356
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It mostly on par with the i7 875k.
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Your buddy is being a goof.
I know but he won't listen, oh well.
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These points didn't seem to be covered very well in the replies, so here are my stabs at it.

Having the extra bandwidth between x16 and x8 usually doesn't make much of a difference, except for the most extreme loads. Sandy Bridge is supposed to be, going by numbers, faster stock-for-stock compared to the current generation of processors; on top of that, better OC'ers as others have mentioned.

Overall, SB and IB will be better platforms, but considering how even my processor in its current state won't bottleneck current games, the biggest advantage to the majority of us builders is the high chance of price drops. SB won't make much of a difference to many users, so we'll be seeing better performance in lower price brackets.

Still, I'm waiting for LGA 1356
well with that being said...it still would make it a hard chioce for a new build. but if i had an i7 i would clearly stick with it. i guess i'll wait to see some reviews before taking a leap. but then again i'll have to see what amd bd brings to the table also. rep for noticing no replys even came close to the question.
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From what i've read the highest DMI has been 109 so far on SB so there is some play with it other wise nada.
    
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