Originally Posted by BallaTheFeared
I would take a 1090T over current gen 4 core i series chips if I did some of the tasks it destroys them in.
I however have become more of a gamer/troller
than anything else and with the i5 2500k being right at about the same price as my 1090T was, and my broken ddr2 board forcing me to go ddr3 with the GA-P67A-UD4 costing about the same as an equal board on the AMD side it seemed logical to go for a chip that beats even the best 4 core 1366... I mean I can still troll those people about how much better my performance is for less right?
Also DDR3 1600 cas 9 for $110, am I missing something cause those seem like they suck...
I'm glad you have finally come to this realization, which is what everybody has been telling you for the longest time. The 1090T's advantages are on software programs that most people do not use.
In regards to the RAM, yes, you're missing something alright!
Check this article from October:
This 8 GB set of G.Skill DDR3-1600 CL9 did kind of surprise me with the 1968 MHz ceiling
at the stock rated timings of 9-9-9-24. Surprised because of the supposed difficulty in overclocking modules of this density. I just wasn't expecting this RAM to reach that level since the 2 GB Ripjaw sticks gave out at 1780 MHz with the same rated speed, timings and voltage. The XMP profile works just as expected, as does the RAM at its rated 1600 Mhz speed.
You can also substantially tighten up the timings
at the module's 1600MHz rated speed to 7-7-7-24
, which of course is a nice bonus when you run this memory at 1600 MHz. Price wise, this set is an incredible value at the current pricing of $189 at Newegg for this 8GB set of memory from G.Skill.
Yet, you're only getting it for $110! For a solid 8GB set, that's really cheap.Edited by 2010rig - 1/2/11 at 5:23pm