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I think all this Sandy Bridge "buzz" is coming a little out of the scale...

people changing the i7's 9xx series for SB's just because it's more overclock'able ... by 200 -500Mhz...

At the end... Some people will get really sad because they gota "bad chip"... and they won't notice that big of improvements...

Well, maybe because after the 4Ghz barrier... you don't have games that really require more computing power in terms of CPU ... maybe a better GPU would be nice...


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post #42 of 52
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Originally Posted by Pedros View Post
I think all this Sandy Bridge "buzz" is coming a little out of the scale...

people changing the i7's 9xx series for SB's just because it's more overclock'able ... by 200 -500Mhz...

At the end... Some people will get really sad because they gota "bad chip"... and they won't notice that big of improvements...

Well, maybe because after the 4Ghz barrier... you don't have games that really require more computing power in terms of CPU ... maybe a better GPU would be nice...


OR


You're a bench freak ... and all you do is show off
OR, this is all really a hobby... And it's fun to have the latest gizmo to play with.

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Good luck running 4.5 on a i7 950 with HT. 1.5v ? Dead chip are dead.
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post #44 of 52
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Originally Posted by blostorm View Post
Good luck running 4.5 on a i7 950 with HT. 1.5v ? Dead chip are dead.
lol....sorry man.....i7 9xx can take a lot more voltage than that.....
Anyway.....I want to see some 3D scores with sb before I totally make up my mind
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post #45 of 52
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Lol why? i7 875ks and i5 655ks were never that popular, but their counter parts were.
The 1156 i5 and i7 models could be overclocked via base clock meaning you didn't need to spend the extra money on an unlocked multi. Sandy Bridge has a locked base clock meaning that the only overclocking available is via multiplier. In other words you're stuck at stock speeds unless you opt for the unlocked version.
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Good luck running 4.5 on a i7 950 with HT. 1.5v ? Dead chip are dead.
    
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post #47 of 52
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OR, this is all really a hobby... And it's fun to have the latest gizmo to play with.

Yah I think thats the huge point people are missing. I don't think anyone really expects insane gains. But we love messing with new stuff. If we choose to spend OUR money on that then eff off.

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post #48 of 52
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Originally Posted by bavarianblessed View Post
The 1156 i5 and i7 models could be overclocked via base clock meaning you didn't need to spend the extra money on an unlocked multi. Sandy Bridge has a locked base clock meaning that the only overclocking available is via multiplier. In other words you're stuck at stock speeds unless you opt for the unlocked version.
Or wait and jump on the 1356 which will allow ocing no need for K chips.
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Or wait and jump on the 1356 which will allow ocing no need for K chips.
Not saying your wrong but has this even been confirmed?
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Not saying your wrong but has this even been confirmed?
Not officially but thats the word on the street.
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