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I got my 950 and sabertooth board 2 months ago for $375 total. New (with rebates of course). I don;t think I'm going anywhere for at least a year or so.
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Return what you bought if you can, even with restocking fee. I would even sell at a loss if you have not built the thing.

SB by all acounts will own anything slower than a i7 980.
SB is clocked higer to start with.
SB clock for clock is faster.
SB overclocks much higher and easier.

I run a i5 760, i7 930, and a i7 950 in our household. It is what it is. SB is better in virtually everyway. Don't let the 1366 guys tell you otherwise.

You'll thank me in a few months when every SB overclocker is running 4.5 to 4.75 on the stock intel heatskink simply by dialing in voltage and a 45 to 48 multi.
    
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But you forget to oc, you'll need to buy a more expensive -k chip, as well as a newlwy released motherboard ($$$)
Sandy will be in no doubt faster, but truthfully will you really notice it that much?
Think of it like this: if you don't get it will you regret it?
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Originally Posted by rui-no-onna View Post
There's a whole thread about it, but imho, people are just blowing it way out of proportion. As far as I'm aware, the Kill Switch is just if your PC gets stolen or something.
http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...are-level.html
the iphone has had a killswitch since the 3g days yet I can do whatever I want with it. Intel isnt going to just shut your pc down for torrenting LOL.

Just cuz its posted online dont blow it out of proportion. Its a killswitch not Intel controls your computer switch

Also the key is to wait a few months till sandy bridge hype has died down then you get it when its almost half the cost its going to be this/next week
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Originally Posted by yati View Post
Return what you bought if you can, even with restocking fee. I would even sell at a loss if you have not built the thing.

SB by all acounts will own anything slower than a i7 980.
SB is clocked higer to start with.
SB clock for clock is faster.
SB overclocks much higher and easier.

I run a i5 760, i7 930, and a i7 950 in our household. It is what it is. SB is better in virtually everyway. Don't let the 1366 guys tell you otherwise.

You'll thank me in a few months when every SB overclocker is running 4.5 to 4.75 on the stock intel heatskink simply by dialing in voltage and a 45 to 48 multi.
ummm it has its good points, but not really on bench's from what ive seen an oc'd 950=2600k pretty much.
sb is a side upgrade from 1366 if you can even call it an upgrade, wait for ivybridge if you want a decent upgrade.
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nah keep ur 860 getting SB is just side-grading, BTW SB HAS A PROTECTION THING AGAINST UTORRENT AND ILLEGAL PORGRAMS LIKE PIRATED WINDOWS COPY OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT,IF IT FEELS U ARE IN DANGER IT JUST SHUTS THE WHOLE SYSTEM DOWN
Errrm. what have you been smoking?

OP: I'd return the CPU and mobo (Keep the RAM) and get sandy bridge. It will only offer a slight performance increase, but if you can return the parts you've already got for 100% of the price back why wouldn't you?
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It will be about 12% clock for clock and around 20% when comparing average max 24/7 overclocks.
    
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any idea about this please ???

I am still concerned.
According to the review on AT, the way SB is setup is that you do have to use the on die GPU to get the accelerated encode feature. I was a little interested in this as well so I did a little reading on it. It seems like its a nice boost in performance (when using software that supports it), but until they fix the fact that it cant be used w/ a discrete card I think i will stick to CUDA encoding- even if it has worse PQ.

Edit, I believe they said that if you have a monitor plugged into the built in GPU you can use the feature as well. Def get over to AT and read their review.
Edited by theonedub - 1/6/11 at 2:21am
 
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