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Finally a Clock vs Clock review, ( well sort of ), it does clock vs clock vs the 980X @ 4.4, and then they dropped the ball putting the 920 @ 3.6, they should've at least pushed it to 4.0.

Ah well, this is the first overview so far:

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/...ssors_review/1
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I would pull off the 480's, but that pc is doing it's job perfectly. I play all games locked at 60fps in surround and always want to be able to turn that one on and go to town.

I saw those Asus boards, waiting for a higher end one more like the Rampage line.

Who knows, If Asus doesn't roll one out soon(next 2 months), then that Msi looks to be the winner. And dame, with all those extra slots on it, maybe I'll just get 2 more 580's and start testing. I'd rather wait for IB before going to tri sli. I don't think SB will hang with 1366 with 3 480/580's. Maybe I'm wrong Just have to wait for some reviews first. I don't get my card's for free.
I hear ya, sooner or later, we'll see SLI & Tri-SLI 580's reviews.
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HELL NO!! Like I said to many others. I use Autodesk Inventor and do a lot of rendering. The 980x is a render CHAMP and I think that SB will not come close to that. Even if my 980x is at 4.5ghz, I don't think SB at 5ghz will come close. Some of my renders take 45mins for a Very high quality with Max AA and Shadows.

I'll give it 2v and blow it up before selling it
Yes the 980x is a rendering champ. The 2600K at 5.0GHz+ beats the stock 980X 3.33Ghz by A very small margin when it comes to softwares that use it's full potential.

http://www.kitguru.net/components/cp...80x-goliath/2/
     
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Finally a Clock vs Clock review, ( well sort of ), it does clock vs clock vs the 980X @ 4.4, and then they dropped the ball putting the 920 @ 3.6, they should've at least pushed it to 4.0.

Ah well, this is the first overview so far:

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/...ssors_review/1
I found this quote interesting

"ASUS shared some information with us on what it has seen pertaining to the 2500K and 2600K successfully scaling to.




The results below are based on the range of the CPU turbo multiplier when overclocking.

Results are representative of 100 D2 CPUs that were binned and tested for stability under load; these results will most likely represent retail CPUs.

1. Approximately 50% of CPUs can go up to 4.4~4.5 GHz

2. Approximately 40% of CPUs can go up to 4.6~4.7 GHz

3. Approximately 10% of CPUs can go up to 4.8~5 GHz (50+ multipliers are about 2% of this group)

Additionally it is recommended to keep 「C1E」and「EIST」option enabled for the best overclock scaling. This is different than previous Intel overclocking expectations where the best scaling was with disabled power states or power management options."
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Finally a Clock vs Clock review, ( well sort of ), it does clock vs clock vs the 980X @ 4.4, and then they dropped the ball putting the 920 @ 3.6, they should've at least pushed it to 4.0.

Ah well, this is the first overview so far:

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/...ssors_review/1
Nice find there. Finally I hope this shuts up some of those out there that keep bashing the 980x and saying that SB is faster. From all those charts, I would say the 980x is still the champ and is still my rendering BEAST and SB isn't going to replace it.

I also play FFXIV, and was waiting for some benches for that. Looks like all the 950 chip owners won't need to upgrade just for games like that. That 3.6ghz 920 was holding pretty well in that test for only being at 3.6ghz.
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I found this quote interesting

"ASUS shared some information with us on what it has seen pertaining to the 2500K and 2600K successfully scaling to.




The results below are based on the range of the CPU turbo multiplier when overclocking.

Results are representative of 100 D2 CPUs that were binned and tested for stability under load; these results will most likely represent retail CPUs.

1. Approximately 50% of CPUs can go up to 4.4~4.5 GHz

2. Approximately 40% of CPUs can go up to 4.6~4.7 GHz

3. Approximately 10% of CPUs can go up to 4.8~5 GHz (50+ multipliers are about 2% of this group)

Additionally it is recommended to keep 「C1E」and「EIST」option enabled for the best overclock scaling. This is different than previous Intel overclocking expectations where the best scaling was with disabled power states or power management options."
Yep.

Also see the quote about scaling with voltage.

I wonder if there's consequences for pushing 1.5v into SandyBridge long term.

So far it's looking like: Sandy @ 4ghz is ~10% improvement than other i7's @ 4ghz. Where it gains ground is the overclock. Most current i7's overclock 4ghz-4.2ghz. So you're looking at a 300mhz-400mhz gain.

How long before we know what's a safe 24/7 voltage?
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Nice find there. Finally I hope this shuts up some of those out there that keep bashing the 980x and saying that SB is faster. From all those charts, I would say the 980x is still the champ and is still my rendering BEAST and SB isn't going to replace it.

I also play FFXIV, and was waiting for some benches for that. Looks like all the 950 chip owners won't need to upgrade just for games like that. That 3.6ghz 920 was holding pretty well in that test for only being at 3.6ghz.
Yep Exactly!

1366 owners need to hold tight and wait for IB, everybody else from older platforms like 775, AM2/AM3, will surely benefit from an SB upgrade.

This has been the sentiment across most reviews.

I had an idea today, since we're all trying to figure out how our CPU's compare in true Clock for Clock comparisons, I'm currently brainstorming some things on how to make it easier for us to know all these stats.
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I had an idea today, since we're all trying to figure out how our CPU's compare in true Clock for Clock comparisons, I'm currently brainstorming some things on how to make it easier for us to know all these stats.
That's exactly right.

For the average user, it doesn't matter. They'll be running the processor in their Dell at stock clocks.

The new turbo modes that allow up to 3.73ghz on a single thread, really skew the charts in favor of SB. It makes it seem like SB > 980x.

Most of us on OCN overclock anyway. A clock per clock comparison lets us see the real advantage of SB. Then we consider the higher average overclock.
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That's exactly right.

For the average user, it doesn't matter. They'll be running the processor in their Dell at stock clocks.

The new turbo modes that allow up to 3.73ghz on a single thread, really skew the charts in favor of SB. It makes it seem like SB > 980x.

Most of us on OCN overclock anyway. A clock per clock comparison lets us see the real advantage of SB. Then we consider the higher average overclock.
Exactly, this would be for us enthusiasts, and can give everybody a better idea of whether or not their upgrade is worth it.

Clock for Clock is where it's at, and so few reviews actually do it.
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Exactly, this would be for us enthusiasts, and can give everybody a better idea of whether or not their upgrade is worth it.

Clock for Clock is where it's at, and so few reviews actually do it.
A few reviews have been 'more equal' than others.

I think everybody's excited about SB, and the big big big overclocks.

Here's what I'm interested in:

What is the safe voltage of 1155. What clock speed can be ran at that voltage 24/7.
What is the average clock speed at that voltage. Is it 4.4ghz? 4.5? 4.6?
Clock per clock, what is the exact advantage of SB? 5%? 10%? 2%?

Adding it all up... You might see that a 4.2ghz 920 > 4ghz SB. Or might not. Time will tell...
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