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Nah bro, 22nm will be on 1155 too.

You need to just wait for 2013 like I said...

Also "die shrink" like I said...

Just so you know, SB will unlikely support the 6 - 8 core processors.

There MAY be a 6 core without HT for SB, but I doubt it.

The quad core IB's will definitely go on 1155 mobos.

IB will be the perfect upgrade for 1366 owners.

..............

Here's another article on Intel's Insider

Intel has insisted that the "Insider" feature of new Sandy Bridge chips is not intended to be used as Digital Rights Management (DRM).

Instead, the microchip superpower insists that the Insider features are only intended to entice Hollywood studios to make streaming high definition content available on PCs. The technology, consisting of specialized authentication and encryption features and present in second generation Core i3, i5 and i7 processors, establishes a secure connection between streaming services and PCs.

At CES, a demonstration showed the CinemaNow movie streaming site identifying a PC with a Sandy Bridge processor, and then initiating s 1080p stream of Inception.

"Insider gives PCs the level of trust that the studio needs to make their content available. In the past they were very leery of streaming content. It's not a DRM technology at all," said Josh Newman, graphics marketing director at Intel.

The Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group plans to start streaming movies in high-definition to PCs with the new processors. Kevin Tsujihara, president of the group, said on Wednesday that the studio would be making 300 new HD titles available for streaming and may consider streaming some titles in 3D.
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Yah I'm aware - but at best I'll probably keep this chip 1-2 years.

I went from an x2 or an x4 to an x6 and in every game I played the only difference was the higher clocks I got after hitting x4. In a lot of them the x2 performed just as well as the x6 except I didn't have a water block on those so the clocks weren't as high.

32nm showed up on 1156 - it just wasn't a 980x smile.gif

I just don't feel the need for an x6, I already had one. I wanted something that was faster in single and dual threaded apps - hence why I'm here getting an x4 after selling my old x6 smile.gif
    
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post #263 of 484
Yeah true - but an x6 from Intel is way different than an x6 from AMD. wink.gif

You can call me captain obvious. wink.gif

That 2500k will have 2-3 solid years in it. Just like my i7-930 will easily last a couple years to handle anything I can throw at it. In reality the software industry needs to catch up to the raw power CPU's can throw these days, but that's another convo.

If the 8 core is no more than $700, that's what I will upgrade to next. My guess is it will be $1000 though. Eventhough I can afford it, I still can't bring myself to spend $1000 for a CPU.
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While I'm sure an x6 from Intel is a different story than AMD's, the principle remains the same and is one of big reasons I'm going SB over waiting for Bulldozer.

BD is offering 8 cores - I've already seen what happens when you have more cores than you need, you'll play BFBC2 with around 40% total cpu usage, 35% in WoW... Less in games like LoL.

So while yah, an x6/x8 will cream my chips pants, I won't be using all that extra power anyways so there is no reason for me to spend the extra money to get it.

Which is why I'm grabbing the i5 instead of the i7 - Yah sure the i7 benches higher in mutli-threaded apps, and it gets a higher score in Vantage... but it loses to the i5 in many games even with higher clocks because HT causes problems when things aren't taxing your cores.

Not knocking anyone else's choices on this - it's all about what I need and what I don't need. My x6 from AMD was an awesome chip, however it never broke 50% usage in any games except Mafia II, so my feeling is x4 is the sweet spot right now, in a few years it will be the new core 2 duo but we're not there yet.
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post #265 of 484
Buddy, I agree with everything you said. For people like you, and the high majority of OCN'ers who primarily game with their rigs, the 2500k makes the most sense.

When gaming and 24/7 use, I now run my chip @ 4.2 with HT OFF.

For me, I need HT is when I'm video editing, rendering, or converting vids, which is something I do often, in those scenarios HT makes a HUGE difference.

If I didn't need HT as often as I did, I would switch over to the 2500k right now, since I would break even at best, or only spend $100 - $200 at most to upgrade. Getting the 2600k doesn't make much sense for me right now, I'm going to wait and see what the IB's 6-8 cores have to offer.
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post #266 of 484
I put my 1090T and gtx 470 @ 910 core in your Heaven thread...

Hoping to see a bit of a gain over it since I'm switching to a i5-2500k and put the gtx 470 under water smile.gif

Up next is losing my 9800GT for sli gtx 470's under water.


If the i5-2500k is anything like my 1090T I'll be encoding videos 10 times faster than I can upload them smile.gif
    
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ahhhh nice, yea, that will be good to know

but heaven is 99% GPU bound, the CPU doesn't really make that much of a difference.

You gotta fill this one out. wink.gif

https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0Amg4_mqMj6cRdE5ab1BGRFJTeDRzdkpMNk9PQXdnZnc&hl=en

Plus, I have another database that will have CPU benches & GPU benches
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I was seeing slightly lower scores clock for clock vs i7's.

We shall see smile.gif
    
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I was seeing slightly lower scores clock for clock vs i7's.

We shall see smile.gif

Your 470 is @ 910 & the 1090T @ 4.4 and got 43.1 FPS.

My score was 41.3 @ 850-1700-1750 @ 4.0 GHZ

If you clock your card at the same clocks, then we'll know if the CPU makes a difference or not, pretty sure your score will be close to mine @ 850-1700-1750 on SB or 1090T.

Plus, if all things are equal, the CPU clocks should be @ 4.0 GHZ.
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Pfft that wouldn't be equal at all smile.gif
    
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