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P67 boards support 32GB of RAM
...NO...up to 16gb only.
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post #12 of 29
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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 )???


These threads aren't going to stop so let me just make some general observations.

Clock for clock the 2600K should be better then the 950 by a marginal amount.. 2%-4%.. Something around there. A 5ghz 2600K will destroy a 4.2Ghz 950.

Memory Bandwidth when it comes to Tri Vs Dual is inconsequential. For maximum benefit when it comes to Sandy Bridge you want some really fast memory. DDR3 1600 should be the minimum and you should consider DDR3 2000-2200 which would be perfect.

32nm vs 45nm.. What more do i need to say?

95w TDP with IGP Enabled meaning if your using an H67 board and a 2600K you're getting 95w.

80w TDP with P67 Boards. THIS has NOT been confirmed yet but from what i've read this will be the TDP of a 2500K/2600K when using a P67 motherboard.

950 vs 2600K for 3 Card setups. It's a push. The high end P67 mobo's will have the NF200 chip.

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Originally Posted by Defoler View Post
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.
Retail Chip






4.7Ghz On Air







5189Mhz On Air



5292Mhz On Air

Edited by Jean-Luc - 12/26/10 at 3:01pm
    
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post #13 of 29
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A 5ghz 2600K will destroy a 4.2Ghz 950.
Maybe, mabybe not. With the 950 you're futzing with the BCLK and everything else to get OCs due to the locked multiplier. With the 2600 you're only able to OC via futzing with the multiplier or risk making USB and SATA and everything else unstable. There could well be a bottleneck in the SB system that makes 4.5gHz+ on the CPU not that meaningful. Probably not, but you never know.
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post #14 of 29
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Maybe, mabybe not. With the 950 you're futzing with the BCLK and everything else to get OCs due to the locked multiplier. With the 2600 you're only able to OC via futzing with the multiplier or risk making USB and SATA and everything else unstable. There could well be a bottleneck in the SB system that makes 4.5gHz+ on the CPU not that meaningful. Probably not, but you never know.
The only possible bottleneck i see for a sandy bridge system is if the owner cheaps out and goes with DDR3 1333.

I hope my processor gets here tomorrow. I want to play..
    
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post #15 of 29
Please go to HWBOT and look at the Multitudes of current I7 models that are running 4.6Ghz and up on air.

Still a lot more Intel marketing in play here.
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... Ivy bridge.
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Sandybridge sockets will be further upgradable with the Ivy Bridge CPUs coming out, and yes, 8 cores for mainstream CPU
    
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Ivy bridge.
I agree! That will be improvement. Sandy bridge EP (1356) will be a significant upgrade also!
Edited by Electroneng - 12/26/10 at 5:34pm
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1.57v to get to 5GHZ. Yeah uh I'm good....



But really SB is just a evolutionary change, nothing revolutionary. Wait until IVY if you want to upgrade and even then for gaming the difference will be moot.
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Sandybridge sockets will be further upgradable with the Ivy Bridge CPUs coming out, and yes, 8 cores for mainstream CPU
Sandy Bridge EP (1356 socket) boards may be expandable to Ivy Bridge, but I have found no evidence of 1155 socket boards being continued.
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