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Is it worth the upgrade from 1366 being a smaller socket.

-Would we even be using On chip GPU ?
-Can we deal with it not having full 16x/16x Multi gpu support?

Last but not least..
-Is it worth the new motherboard & Ram?

As a gamer, to me this is a chip we don't need.
Obviously not an Enthusiast's product, probable more on the mainstream side of the line.

Any thoughts? i would love to hear input on this


What would u go for? & why?

i7 950 + EVGA Classified 3

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i7 2600k + ASUS Rampage IV Extreme
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Its been stated numerous times its a mainstream socket. 2011 or ivy bridge is the enthusiast socket
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i7 950 cause it'll surely outperform the SB in almost every task besides the extremely CPU heavy tasks. Its more of a side/down grade to go for the SB CPUs and it'll be a waste of hundreds of dollars. The LGA 1366 has at least 1-2 years of life left. And once the prices of the 6 core LGA 1366 come down I'll be sure to get one!
 
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Probably i7-2600K. I actually do run CPU heavy apps and the lower power consumption is a boon. Not everyone plans on running multi-GPU set-ups.
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Id go for i7 2600K and P67A-UD7 not Maximum IV Extreme, its not even VRD 12 Certified. Oh wait i already got it. If I didn't id go for it becuase its new tech. I also have a i7 930 and X58A-UD5. I will have a comparision of both systems with SLI GTX 570s to show difference in SLi performance and such, but you gotta wait till NDA is up becuase I am under NDA. Also integrated SATA6G is really great, better than onchip designs.

i woudln't go from X58 to P67 but id go from P55 to P67.
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Also integrated SATA6G is really great, better than onchip designs.
Hmm, would you happen to know how it compares to AMD SB850?
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i7 950 cause it'll surely outperform the SB in almost every task besides the extremely CPU heavy tasks. Its more of a side/down grade to go for the SB CPUs and it'll be a waste of hundreds of dollars. The LGA 1366 has at least 1-2 years of life left. And once the prices of the 6 core LGA 1366 come down I'll be sure to get one!
Could you explain your first sentence a bit? Unlocked Sandy Bridge CPUs will beat i7 950 overclocked. Usually when you compare CPUs, you compare 'extreme CPU heavy tasks' because otherwise there is some other factor limiting like GPU. I don't see why would LGA1366 setup beat LGA1155 one except if one was to consider 8x 8x vs 16x 16x PCI-E lanes. However, not many of us has triple-SLI where it does considerable difference.

It's pretty even for LGA1366 users whether to upgrade or not. I mean, it's stupid to refuse to say that SB is actually an performance improvement. It is. It's not an official upgrade to LGA1366 but it does compete against it until Ivy Bridge is out. If you wanna carry your money out for the latest tech, go for LGA1155 except if you have very high-end LGA1366 setup (that's something like 980X or triple-SLI high-end GPUs). If you don't, that's understandable, because your setup is good enough but not necessarily better.
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P67A-UD7 . Oh wait i already got it. but you gotta wait till NDA is up becuase I am under NDA.
Your under NDA? You cant be under NDA unless your a distributer..Why lie?
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Id go for i7 2600K and P67A-UD7 not Maximum IV Extreme, its not even VRD 12 Certified. Oh wait i already got it. If I didn't id go for it becuase its new tech. I also have a i7 930 and X58A-UD5. I will have a comparision of both systems with SLI GTX 570s to show difference in SLi performance and such, but you gotta wait till NDA is up becuase I am under NDA. Also integrated SATA6G is really great, better than onchip designs.

i woudln't go from X58 to P67 but id go from P55 to P67.



this. (except spelled correctly) =D it would be silly to sell 1366 for a 1155 build. nothing wrong with owning both, but its not really an "upgrade" - more of a sidegrade if anything. You lose PCI lanes, can't do as many GPUs without the nf200 chip which increases latency... you lose triple channel RAM (yes I know its benefit is marginal at best at this point), amongst other things. There are gains to balance these things out, but 1366 owners should upgrade to 1356 or 2011 in which it should all be improvements. I'll let someone more in the know than I finish up the list.
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Your under NDA? You cant be under NDA unless your a distributer..Why lie?
Are you stupid ????? I am under intel's NDA as well as one of the OEMs.

Search google: http://www.theregister.co.uk/1999/03...ound_on_floor/
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