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Already have a stable i7 930 @ 4ghz, is it worth it to upgrade to a 2500k or 2600k sandy bridge?
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Originally Posted by armada10 View Post
Already have a stable i7 930 @ 4ghz, is it worth it to upgrade to a 2500k or 2600k sandy bridge?
yes
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Originally Posted by jprovido View Post
yes
Please elaborate.
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No, I would wait for the "tock" cycle from intel, i.e. the ivy bridge processors
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post #5 of 22
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Originally Posted by armada10 View Post
Already have a stable i7 930 @ 4ghz, is it worth it to upgrade to a 2500k or 2600k sandy bridge?
IMO, you'll hardly find anything you couldn't do with your i7 930 vs the 2600K, besides higher numbers at benchmarks!!!

For gaming, and everyday tasks, etc, you're perfectly fine with your chip/platform.

I think the ones that could have SB are those with an ancient platform or new fist time builders... just my
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post #7 of 22
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No, I would wait for the "tock" cycle from intel, i.e. the ivy bridge processors
Sandy Bridge (32nm) is Tock. Ivy Bridge (22nm) is Tick. Haswell (22nm) is the next Tock and Rockwell (16nm) is Tick.

Tock = new micro-architecture
Tick = die-shrink

Still, anyone already on a quad-core (or hexa-core) LGA-1156 or LGA-1366 probably need not upgrade until Haswell or Rockwell.
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post #8 of 22
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Originally Posted by rui-no-onna View Post
Sandy Bridge (32nm) is Tock. Ivy Bridge (22nm) is Tick. Haswell (22nm) is the next Tock and Rockwell (16nm) is Tick.

Tock = new micro-architecture
Tick = die-shrink

Still, anyone already on a quad-core (or hexa-core) LGA-1156 or LGA-1366 probably need not upgrade until Haswell or Rockwell.
Good information brah.. +reps!
post #9 of 22
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IMO, you'll hardly find anything you couldn't do with your i7 930 vs the 2600K, besides higher numbers at benchmarks!!!

For gaming, and everyday tasks, etc, you're perfectly fine with your chip/platform.

I think the ones that could have SB are those with an ancient platform or new fist time builders... just my
This. Unless the OP is on a deadline to render/encode/fold etc. There really is no point in buying into Sandy from a 1366 Nehalem.
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what about going from am2+ would it be worth it for just gaming and a benchmark here and there? oh yea and im an overclocker ofc
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