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^ I agree with that!!!
More and more games are starting to utilize more cores, however they are still the minority...4 cores will be fine for gaming IMO for quite some time still.

Edit: I have the same sort of theory about GPU and DX11. Since most not all but most mainstream games are built for consoles and are ported to CPU. So until the next generation console comes out that has a graphics processor that can utilize DX11 it will never be fully utilized in the PC versions. Although I doubt I will wait for the next consoles to get at least a 4xx or 5xx series card I just thought I would throw that concept out there.
Edited by noahhova - 2/22/11 at 9:44am
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x8 x8 bandwidth frequency lowering bottleneck communication times, mah hello~!
some games do utilise ALL THE CORES, and most will have to, CPU artchitecture is moving this way

im not talking WoW gaming but Crysis 2 etc. TRUST ME mainstream games are not built for console, thats total nonsense, they are just a few big house developers.

The thing is I have seen 980X with 480GTX do well against 2600K with SLi 580GTX, im just trying to find the most accurate plateaux to compare the two, but it could just well be the two are identical.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Truthe;12483347 
x8 x8 bandwidth frequency lowering bottleneck communication times, mah hello~!
some games do utilise ALL THE CORES, and most will have to, CPU artchitecture is moving this way

im not talking WoW gaming but Crysis 2 etc. TRUST ME mainstream games are not built for console, thats total nonsense, they are just a few big house developers.

The thing is I have seen 980X with 480GTX do well against 2600K with SLi 580GTX, im just trying to find the most accurate plateaux to compare the two, but it could just well be the two are identical.

Why don't you start here... http://www.overclock.net/intel-general/910467-ultimate-sandy-bridge-oc-guide-p67a.html

And not all Sandy Bridge boards are 8x 8x, in fact most are 16x 8x with 2 that are 16x 16x.

Now I mentioned in another thread you should read reviews, however I think at this point you should read up on Sandy Bridge in general so you stop talking out your ass.
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8x8x on sandy is faster than 16x16x on 1366 by just a little. I do game on 1366 with 3 480's and also game on SB with 1 580. Now in FFxiv benchmark, 3 480's with a 980x got me 8,200 on high. 1 580 on SB got me 7,200 on high. For the most part and through my testing, SB is going to be faster than the 980x with 1 card and prolly 2 also. Going for 3 or 4 cards, The 980x will prolly pull ahead.

Pick a CPU bound benchmark that you want to see the difference in and I'll pull my 580 out of the test bench and run it in both systems. I'm not going to buy any game to do this with. So pick something that I can grab for free and I'll run the tests in a hour and a half. I bet the 2600k will pull ahead over the 980x.

If you think that the 980x is the way to go, I'll sell you mine for $700 just to make you happy.
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Thanks for the hard effort in these benches Hambone07si!

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Originally Posted by HybridCore;12480459 
I have no idea why some people bought Sandy Bridge. Bulldozer and Ivy Bridge are coming.

And I have no idea why it's so hard for you to understand. There are numerous hypothetical situations people can be in. Example...

I was coming from an LGA775 socket with a E6750 @ 3.2GHz and a 1GB Radeon 4870. Bought a 2GB Radeon 6950 to get better results in modern games (ie, Metro 2033), but didn't want to be held back by my CPU. Also wanted a quad-CPU (finally) in order to play GTA IV and BC2 comfortably (finally).

SNB came out right in time and the reviews, user benches, and OCing results attracted me especially at its pricepoint. Didn't care that Bulldozer was around the corner....I want results NOW. Rumors of the chip being better are still just rumors until I actually see the product. And even then, SNB will still be a powerful option especially OCed.

Made sense to me to buy SNB....
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No prob big tits lol
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