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Poll Results: Which Platform Are You Upgrading From?

 
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post #31 of 458
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The I5-2500k is clearly the best choice for those who are gaming, and do not really use Software Programs that actually take advantage of Hyper Threading.

Is HT useful for MMO-type game engines?

Is HT useful for AutoCAD type work that involves 3-D?
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Originally Posted by PDXgeek;11873324 
Is HT useful for MMO-type game engines?

Is HT useful for AutoCAD type work that involves 3-D?

I think for MMO games, the bigger factors at play are your GPU, your Internet speed, I'm not exactly sure that they would take advantage of more than 4 cores, since local games do not.

HT is the definitely useful in CAD, 3D work, Video Editing, Rendering, Encoding related tasks.
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2010rig, thanks for all of your hard work in putting the OPs together. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by ragejg;11873474 
2010rig, thanks for all of your hard work in putting the OPs together. smile.gif

You're welcome. smile.gif

The OP is constantly getting updated, and will continue to get updated on a regular basis. wink.gif

I'm enjoying learning about Sandy Bridge, and the more I look into it, the more I like where Intel is headed with this release. I can't wait to see what type of performance IB's 6 - 8 core processors will deliver. wink.gif

One last thing, if anyone finds reviews, benchmarks and any other useful info, please post it here, and I will update main OP's.
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Weird to see the i7 950 beat the 2600K when both are at stock and at 2560x1440 in gaming... I don't quite understand. Seriously, I'm not being sarcastic, I thought the SB was higher clock for clock... Can someone explain to me?

EDIT: now I read anandtech.com's review and it's totally opposite of toms... now I'm really confused!
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Weird to see the i7 950 beat the 2600K when both are at stock and at 2560x1440 in gaming... I don't quite understand. Seriously, I'm not being sarcastic, I thought the SB was higher clock for clock... Can someone explain to me?

Which specific benchmark please?
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Which specific benchmark please?

I was looking at Tom's at 2560x1440 but now looking at anandtech.com the 2600K spanks the 950. I'm confused. I just want the absolute fastest system while gaming with 2560x1440. I guess that would be SB since it OC's much higher, right?
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I was looking at Tom's at 2560x1440 but now looking at anandtech.com the 2600K spanks the 950. I'm confused. I just want the absolute fastest system while gaming with 2560x1440. I guess that would be SB since it OC's much higher, right?

Gaming up to 1920x1080 people likely are GPU bound.
No matter the cpu.

http://www.guru3d.com/article/core-i5-2500k-and-core-i7-2600k-review/21
That shows a amd runs neck to neck with sandy bridge.
No benefit.

However, I notice difference with 3.2ghz and 4.2ghz in BC2 at 5760x1080.
Likely I run benches when I get a sb plattform to validate that to notice if there is any difference.
I upgrade also for usb3 and sata3.
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Yea, we gotta look at a lot of benchmarks and compare.

Yes, the 2600k, even the 2500k will be faster overall due to their greater OC room, and will reduce any bottlenecks if any, there isn't much 2 580's can not handle, as most games will be GPU bound, and the CPU is a less determining factor in your case.

If anything you should OC your 950 to 4.0 or 4.2 with HT OFF. You'll see better temps, then you would with HT On, and performance will be about equal vs HT ON.

I think that once you add a 3rd card, that's where bottlenecking of the CPU will become more noticeable.

http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-580-3-way-sli-review/17

We're going to need more clock for clock data at 4.0 for example, plus say 4.5 2600k vs 950 @ 4.2 to determine if the 2600k is a worthwhile upgrade from the 950. Right now, I don't feel it is.

As Tom's put it.

The moral of the story here seems to be that, as you step up to higher-end graphics, a dual-core processor simply isn’t fast enough.

Also interesting is that the six-core Phenom II X6 1100T, though not the fastest offering, opens up enough headroom to enable the highest minimum frame rate in our Metro 2033 benchmark. That advantage shrinks as you crank resolution up, though, shifting more demand onto the GPU. By the time you hit 2560x1600, eight of 10 platforms fall within one frame per second of each other.
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Gaming up to 1920x1080 people likely are GPU bound.
No matter the cpu.

http://www.guru3d.com/article/core-i5-2500k-and-core-i7-2600k-review/21
That shows a amd runs neck to neck with sandy bridge.
No benefit.

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Likely I run benches when I get a sb plattform to validate that to notice if there is any difference.
I upgrade also for usb3 and sata3.

Yup I was coming in here to post that also. I am looking to build a new rig this year coming from my AM2+ build but I am going to wait for Ivy Bridge. At high resolutions and eye candy turned on almost all games are still GPU bound.

At first looking at Anandtechs review I was like, I am so upgrading but then I noticed it did not say what resolution those games were run at. Looking at all the other reviews where they list resolutions at 1920x1080 they are all pretty much the same except for a couple games like WoW and others that are CPU bound.

I am going to wait for hopefully a 6 core or maybe 8 core if it is under $500 Ivy Bridge proc. Hopefully those motherboards will support 2 x16 pci express lanes also.

Edit: Great thread you put together 2010rig. Spot on.
    
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