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Poll Results: Will SB cause WC'ing to lose popularity?

 
  • 1% (2)
    Yes, SB makes WC'ing your CPU obsolete.
  • 22% (30)
    Yes but, WC'ing will still be applied by people who want to take their CPU's to the max.
  • 3% (5)
    No, but some people will just WC their GPU's
  • 72% (99)
    No, nothing will change. WC'ing FTW!!!
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post #11 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oddworld Abe View Post
Sand bridge runs much cooler then the previous generation of CPU's.
If that's true, then I think we can expect that Intel is going to keep Socket 1366 around and these Sandy Bridge CPUs won't be as impressive in performance as people are hoping..

In the short term, Sandy Bridge may really just be a replacement for mid-range socket 1156.

The whole point of a die shrink is to cram more transistors on the chip (performance) OR lower power consumption, you can't get both.

If they're lowering TDP at the time of die shrink, then they're not adding much more transistors. For performance per watt, Sandy Bridge will crush 1156 down into the ground, but in raw performance, I do believe 1366 will continue to be around..

I do recall seeing an Intel Roadmap where 1366 stayed around past the first round of Sandy Bridge chips as performance leaders.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Oddworld Abe View Post
Some people say that no extreme cooling will be needed for this generation.
Probably true... Just as nobody puts water cooling on 45W or 65W AMD chips. When Intel's "tock" cycle rolls around and Intel starts releasing 125W+ chips for Sandy Bridge, people will be watercooling these, no doubt..



Quote:
Originally Posted by Oddworld Abe View Post
Will water cooling take a dive in popularity since it's more expensive than air cooling?
No.. Because those people looking for extreme performance won't be buying these low wattage Sandy Bridge chips anyway. They will wait for the high wattage Sandy Bridge chips and the socket replacement for 1366..


Quote:
Originally Posted by Oddworld Abe View Post
What's your take on the future of watercooling?
Same as it's always been, I don't see anything changing.

Intel isn't doing anything with Sandy Bridge that they haven't done before.. Despite what Intel's marketing is trying to convince everybody..
Edited by Sidicas - 1/1/11 at 7:11pm
post #12 of 26
WCing won't go away. LN and LHE are still both water cooling if i'm correct.

I mean... I mean... How much water is that really saving?
    
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post #13 of 26
People that are really into their computers (*cough* us) will still do it I'm sure. Even if they really don't "need" to.
post #14 of 26
if you can get 5ghz on sb on air.. why woun't you want to wc it for 6ghz?
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post #15 of 26
Depends, because no one is really sure what the limiting factor will be yet, voltage or temperature.

If it is temperature then WC will still be useful, if it's voltage then WC will slowly start to become less popular (though still useful as people have already mentioned).
    
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post #16 of 26
Man, I was about to flame that guy until his posts got deleted

If anything water cooling will continue to gain popularity, especially if these chips OC like beasts.
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WC FTW

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post #18 of 26
I only watercool because it looks neat. I didn't know it actually cooled better.
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post #19 of 26
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I only watercool because it looks neat. I didn't know it actually cooled better.
I just like shiny Things.
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post #20 of 26
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Originally Posted by fat_italian_stallion View Post
Watercooling won't die out. Maybe cheap watercooling parts will and it will become just a high end type thing and used in boutique computers instead of in nearly everything. Watercooling just seems to be a big tech fad right now and just like every fad it will die down for the masses when they realize it isn't worth it in the whole spectrum of "bang for your buck", but those with fat wallets and the desire to get great clocks silently will continue to wc. In my opinion, once you wc you will never go back to air.
I kind of object to that last part. I use air on all of my other builds because it's a lot easier to set up and maintain. I only use water cooling because of the looks. Overclocking my i7 will have to wait until I need the extra juice
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