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It's not like upgrading from a AMD PII 920 to a 965, because the clock for clock performance was exactly the same.

Also the max overclock between the two would be a difference of about 300MHz, again this is not the case when comparing SB to 9xx.
    
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I'm just trying to figure out why all the enthusiast have single card solutions.


Anyone want to help me out with that?

SB is faster, end of story... Why do people feel the need to put down what is better just cause?
There are NF200 chips that mitigate that. I agree with you on the point that SB is faster, I'm saying you can rationalize that a lot of the technology makes no difference if you want to.
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It's not like upgrading from a AMD PII 920 to a 965, because the clock for clock performance was exactly the same.

Also the max overclock between the two would be a difference of about 300MHz, again this is not the case when comparing SB to 9xx.
Oh Yah ive be following right along *****..

hey have you taken a look at my p67a-ud7 review, i think you will be suprised with my SLI results. You will probabaly liek the CPu results, show SB not as powerful at i7 900 series clock for clock, but faster. SLi was the sameif not a bit better on my ud7 SB system than my UD5 x58 system, i think its becuase of the PCI-E controller is bettr.
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Well yes clock for clock its slow are certain things, superpi it rapes i7 900 series. It is much quicker that is for sure, but its processing power is lower. The thing is that it has a sustainable higher frequency and yield which make it run faster at stock. I feel like its a better processor, but improvments can be made. Also there is no doubt it rapes x58 in memory bandwidth.
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This is a person With both...

Says in Raw Processing power the i7 is faster clock for clock...

The benches are back and forth...

So dont Say it is faster because 3 benches say it is and another 4 may say it is not.

And good luck with getting tri sli >

Read my Sig and Know it is Faster then Any SB system out there. gotta love being able to Have Quad gpus huh?
    
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im not saying SB is bad, i have a 2600k and ram for it on my desk right now.

i'm just saying it's unfair comparing SB to 1366 when they weren't made to compete with each other....BUT, and i do mean BUT, from another view, even though it wasnt made to compete with each other, it's still good to compare it to the best in the market right now.

also, someone mentioned something about benchmarks and why they shouldnt have it at the same clocks.

well...having the cpu's at the same clocks would show the clock for clock differences in performance. much like how the c2d compared with the Pentium D's. even though C2D's had like what? 1.8ghz clock speed and still dominated.

a nice graph would have a set of stock speeds, a set of 4ghz speeds, and max OC's each chip can achieve.
    
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Hokies you need to stop trolling man, for real.




Tcase is 73C, no way his cooler is keeping it from throttling down at 5.1GHz.
    
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Hokies you need to stop trolling man, for real.




Tcase is 73C, no way his cooler is keeping it from throttling down at 5.1GHz.
Hey my Computer is Faster then yours how does it feel my older system kicks your newer systems butt?

All you SB Trolls feed this forum with your BS.

I just like to bring you back down to reality alittle bit.

And just let you know my Pc is faster then yours.
    
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That chart is worthless at face value btw.
For all the casual observer knows, that could be a 5fps difference or 50fps.
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Hey my Computer is Faster then yours how does it feel my older system kicks your newer systems butt?

All you SB Trolls feed this forum with your BS.

I just like to bring you back down to reality alittle bit.

And just let you know my Pc is faster then yours.
Keep telling your self that so you cansleep better haha.

Nice starter system though, something very light on the budget. Good to see you probably sent about 900 on it
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No one is denying that the Sandy Bridge is better than the current Nehalem architecture, it sure as hell should be since it's newer.

But the fact remains, the P67 chipset is designated as a mainstream socket and will remain that way. This will become apparent when the X68 [aka successor to the X58] chipset is released; then all of the SB fanboys will realize the limitations of their setups and flacid-ness of their e-peens.
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I am not seeing any architecture improvements in performance numbers when it comes to gaming with Sandy Bridge benchmarks. Here are some examples:

On overclockersclub, the over clock benchmarks are a 2600k in grey bar at 4.65 Ghz. The i7 920 is in blue but only over clocked to 4 Ghz. About a 16% higher clock on the 2600k.

http://www.overclockersclub.com/revi...5_2500k/10.htm

Far Cry 2: At 1680x1050 over clocked, the 2600k scores 147 and the 920 scores a 131. That's only a 12% improvement with a 16% higher clocking.

Modern Warfare 2: At 1680x1050 over clocked, the 2600k scores 257 and the 920 scores a 224. That's only a 15% improvement with a 16% higher clocking.

Batman: At 1680x1050 over clocked, the 2600k scores 335 and the 920 scores a 312. That's only a 7% improvement with a 16% higher clocking.

With these numbers, for gaming if you have a 9xx series i7 that over clocks really well, you would see hardly any improvement. I run a 920 D0 at 4.55Ghz and even if I did get a 2600k up to 5Ghz, I'd see at the most 5-10% performance gain. Not really a viable upgrade path for us current i7 9xx owners, but if your buying a completely new gaming PC, the 2600k is the way to go.


Another interesting note, clock for clock, the 920 is generally faster than the 980x which is black on those charts at 4.3Ghz.
10-20% increase in gaming i would say is a fair amount and if a game ever maxes out a i7 920 or a 2600k that 10-20% would seem alot.

Your just reasuring yourself not to upgrade to SB thats the only point in the whole thread.
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