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post #61 of 377
Again Ill ask: Has anyone seen a review comparing clock for clock speeds with the current i7 920/930/950 line? I have been through most of the reviews and unless I overlooked it they never compared an i7 with the SB at the same clock speed.

I find it hard to believe that out of all of those reviews not a single one had the brains to show a simple comparison at the same clock speed. Seems like a pretty important thing to ignore.
post #62 of 377
I believe its marketing... 1 of the reasons they are faster is the 200-300mhz faster speed and Clock for Clock Sandy Bridge would look stupid

But SB is Cheaper is iunno.......
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hmm read the review of the asus m4e from overclock3d and found this an interesting statement on the uefi bios. people interested in reaching maximum clocks might want to read this.

"However this BIOS in particular has seen multiple revisions in the few weeks that I've been testing it and still doesn't get anywhere close to the stability or prowess available on the reference Intel motherboard. It's wonderful to be able to get a single-click overclock of 4.6GHz and we highly recommend that as it takes all the guesswork and tweaking out of overclocking. Alternatively it wont go any further than that and we know already that our chip is good for 5GHz."

i posted this in the sandy bridge thread also. another review did show the m4e reaching 5.1ghz on a 2600k so idk if it's just buggy.
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post #64 of 377
Disappointed in the CPU performance:









Meh.
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disappointed because? it performs w/ a $1000 cpu at stock clocks...

also if you already have a 1366 build it's advised to skip this set. even prior to the reviews this is common knowledge, even anandtech states this.
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disappointed because? it performs w/ a $1000 cpu at stock clocks...
No it performs like an i7 950-975. That's why it is disappointing.
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I find it hard to believe that out of all of those reviews not a single one had the brains to show a simple comparison at the same clock speed. Seems like a pretty important thing to ignore.
Clock for clock is a useless comparison, it is not important

If you are not overclocker, clock for clock comparison is useless

If you are overclocker, the clock for clock is still useless because SB overclock better and can reach higher clock speed. So, why would anyone limit the clock speed of SB for a silly clock for clock comparison.

One of the big improvements of SB is that it can achieve higher clock speed while the power consumption remains lower than the current i7/i5
Edited by ThePath - 1/3/11 at 1:23am
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No it performs like an i7 950-975. That's why it is disappointing.
like i said this platform wasnt made to replace 1366 it's 1156 replacement.
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post #69 of 377
1156 wasnt much better than 775 socket anyways..

Just made my E8400 "Dated" even though it went just as good in actual Games not benchmarks, if not better...

EDIT: I compared mine stock v i3 Stock
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post #70 of 377
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No it performs like an i7 950-975. That's why it is disappointing.
No, i7 2600 performs better than any of the current i7 quad core while at same time consume less power

EDIT: After checking these review again, I can tell you that even i5 2500 is overall better than i7 950
Edited by ThePath - 1/3/11 at 1:33am
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