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if the 2600K overclocked to 5.0Ghz vs I7 950 overclocked to 4-4.1Ghz what will platform better ?

what will platform better at all and what will be better at gaming ?

what will give me less bottle neck with a multi high graphic card configuration ??? (GTX580 SLI\\3 WAY SLI or GTX570 SLI\\3WAY SLI )???
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Wondering the same exact things, will stay tuned to this thread.
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my bet is on the i7 2600k outperforming it but not by a huge amount gaming wise no real solid benches are out yet to be sure tho
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To me, I think that the only real advantage SB has over bloomfield is the tdp and higher overclockability on the K edition processors. But X58 is still the way to go if your using dual gpu's or you need lots of ram. Also, X58 provides an upgrade path to a 6 core processor, where as(afaik) intel hasn't given us any info about a possible 6 core sandy bridge processor, and to be honest, I don't think there ever will be one. I think that would take the edge away from the X58 platform.
Edited by Behemoth777 - 12/25/10 at 12:51pm
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post #5 of 29
2600K

The initial sandy bridge offerings are designed for the mainstream not the higher end, but the 2600K is basically an i7 9x0 running 32nm and higher stock speeds. That being said they are slightly faster clock for clock.

The socket 1366 setup is better in tri-sli situations, but I doubt that the difference is much.

Anything other than the 2600K on the SB platform wouldn't be better.
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To me, I think that the only real advantage SB has over bloomfield is the tdp and higher overclockability on the K edition processors. But X58 is still the way to go if your using dual gpu's or you need lots of ram. Also, X58 provides an upgrade path to a 6 core processor, where as(afaik) intel hasn't given us any info about a possible 6 core sandy bridge processor, and to be honest, I don't think there ever will be one. I think that would take the edge away from the X58 platform.
6 cores is extreme processor it cost 900-1000$ no way I will ever upgrade lol

and the 1366 is dead they wont add any new cpu's to it
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^ 1156 is dead
1366 is still "alive" till IVY B
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6 cores is extreme processor it cost 900-1000$ no way I will ever upgrade lol

and the 1366 is dead they wont add any new cpu's to it
1366 may or may not be dead. On Intel's roadmap on the Enthusiast Level the 980X is listed to remain king for the first two quarters and then simply >980X. It doesn't list a platform or a socket for that chip.
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To me, I think that the only real advantage SB has over bloomfield is the tdp and higher overclockability on the K edition processors. But X58 is still the way to go if your using dual gpu's or you need lots of ram. Also, X58 provides an upgrade path to a 6 core processor, where as(afaik) intel hasn't given us any info about a possible 6 core sandy bridge processor, and to be honest, I don't think there ever will be one. I think that would take the edge away from the X58 platform.
P67 boards support 32GB of RAM vs X58 with 24GB. Again if your just running dual SLI/CrossFire the P67 boards will be the route to go since they can support PCI-E 16/16. Like most X58 boards the P67 boards will be be the lower x8 for over 2 cards.
If your running a 4 way SLI/Crossfire than looks like X58 might be the better.
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I wouldn't go from a 1366 to 1155 cpus, not at least until you see actual results, and screen shots of ES cpus which are most likely out-perform the retail cpus.

So stay back and relax, and wait.

No reason to upgrade a 950, which is a very good CPU, to a whole different platform of MB+CPU, when most likely they will be very close together.
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