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post #231 of 355
I think it all depends, for example:

Low End i7 + GTX 470x2 < High End SB + GTX 470x2
    
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But then also besides gaming then the K series SB chips will crush anything outside the 980x right?

(Keeping in mind anything outside K will probably get destroyed since there is no way to overclock it)


What about the NB/ram overclocks - are those dead on SB/IB?
    
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So what it comes down to then is if you're running multiple GPU's then the 9xx series chipset is going to outperform the new SB chipset in gaming, however if both setups are only running a single gpu then the new SB setups will be faster than the 9xx setups?
Only the 2600k will be faster obviously since it's the only 1 unlocked with HT, plus it can overclock higher on air.

However, I doubt that's the whole story, when you have boards like this one coming out too, overkill much?



With Intel's Sandy Bridge processors set to debut at CES 2011, MSI has taken the opportunity to unveil its new flagship P67 motherboard offering, the "Big Bang Marshal." Demonstrating the very definition of overkill, MSI's upcoming board utilizes the XL-ATX format and sports eight PCI Express x16 slots, eight USB 3.0 ports, and three BIOS chips.

The PCIe slots can pump x16 speeds on up to four slots or x8 when occupying all eight. That bandwidth is courtesy of a new Lucid Hydra chip, which may not support the ability to mix and match different graphics cards (and that's probably for the best). The four true x16 slots can be disabled manually via onboard DIP switches dubbed "PCI-E CeaseFire".

The Big Bang Marshal also features a 24 phase DrMOS PWM design, two 8-pin CPU power connectors and one 6-pin for the PCIe slots, four DDR3 DIMM slots with support for up to 32GB of RAM, an LED POST display, power, reset and OC Genie buttons as well as a multimeter measurement point. There's also talk of "ClickBIOS," which is MSI's name for UEFI.

Connectivity includes four SATA 3Gb/s ports, four SATA 6Gb/s ports, and headers for six USB 2.0 and four USB 3.0 ports. The rear I/O plate is populated with two USB 2.0 ports, eight USB 3.0 ports (via a single host controller and two hubs), a PS/2 port, FireWire, dual-Gigabit Ethernet, and 7.1-channel audio with optical and coaxial S/PDIF output.

Source: http://www.techspot.com/news/41766-m...x16-slots.html

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As a side note, this was another reason I chose Intel over AMD for my current rig, I didn't really like the AM3 boards, and I use Nvidia for my needs, and have to hack to use SLI. ( Aren't those Anti-Competitive practices that AMD is using against Nvidia? Maybe Nvidia should sue them and get the money AMD got from Intel. )
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But seriously people why all the hate for Jean-Luc. All he does is providing some benchmarks
all he does is troll and bash other threads :/
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Guys. You're making me want to sell my P6T Deluxe v2 and my Core i7 920 for the SB and that MSI board.....

Is it worth it? Probably not, but oh well.
     
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lol that mobo is epic, I think my PSU is inadequate to run that mobo
    
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Can SB run 16x8 on PCIe or is it only 8x8? Does it depend on the motherboard?
    
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Guys. You're making me want to sell my P6T Deluxe v2 and my Core i7 920 for the SB and that MSI board.....

Is it worth it? Probably not, but oh well.
TBH - if you need the fastest kid on the block ( In the $300ish range ) and want to OC between 4.5 - 5 GHZ on air then it's worth it, however, for current 1366 users, the 2600k is a sidegrade at best, we'll experience a REAL upgrade with Ivy Bridge JMO.
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Wow this is still going ?! Makaveli!!! 2600K vs 950! Ftw!!
     
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TBH - if you need the fastest kid on the block ( In the $300ish range ) and want to OC between 4.5 - 5 GHZ on air then it's worth it, however, for current 1366 users, the 2600k is a sidegrade at best, we'll experience a REAL upgrade with Ivy Bridge JMO.
I like having the fastest kid on the block. I also have water cooling, so perhaps I could get 5.4ghz... hmmmm

But you are right, I don't know if I want to change my whole setup just for a sidegrade like you speak.

I really don't need any performance right now, but a hobby is a hobby.
     
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