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Lol sandy bridge isn't even that awesome if your just playing games. Just buy value. Last gen procs are cheaper.
Your kidding right!! If you read some of my 980x vs 2600k 4.4ghz thread, you will see that the 2600k is a badass chip. Better than all the 45nm quad i7's, by far. Clock for clock it does beat the 980x is some tests.
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post #12 of 34
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What is REALLY big about sandybridge is its potential application as a HTPC/media server. Especially with the encoding/decoding capabilities on-board, and also video on the die.

Even without a discrete video card, this thing packs a hell of a punch, even beating out some of the Nehalem benchmarks. I'm going to wait until the die shrink to pick up on Ivy Bridge...I'm still in love with Nehalem/Gulftown.

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..What do you mean "even beating some of the Nehalem benchmarks"? It beats -all- of the Nehalem benchmarks..

That doesn't make it worth upgrading too, though.

Hambone: no one's disputing it's "badass" but we are disputing there's any real gains to be had for *gaming*, with Sandy Bridge over Nehalem.

Of course it beats Gulftown in single threaded tests. Of course it can beat Gulftown at decoding with the new gizmos.. But in pure, unadultered multi-threaded aps? No.

The numbers don't lie..
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Oh yeah, 4.7ghz with 1.350v with HT on. Load temps of 60c on the hottest core at those speeds. Sub 8 sec superpi 1M score.

YEAH, YOU CAN KEEP IT TOO.

SB is by far a superior chip compared to the i7 950. A 2600k can run the same voltage and temps as the 950 on air. Only difference is the 950 will be at 4.2ghz HT on and the 2600k will be at 4.7-4.8ghz will both being at 1.350v.

You would have to be dumb to say SB isn't better than the 45nm i7's.

If you have a i7 900 already, then I wouldn't really upgrade unless you have a bad chip that only does 3.8ghz.
Edited by Hambone07si - 1/11/11 at 6:53am
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i dont have an i7 where did i7 come from i did acidentally put 650, when i meant 760, and i game mostly, but i dont see much difference really. no one has ever explaned it to me without ever being a cyber snob.
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SB is the next gen from Intel. More powerful for gaming than current i7s i5s and PhenomIIs. If you've got a 60Hz screen like me and are already gaming above 60 FPS you probably won't see much difference but for others upgrading now SB is a great deal. My next upgrade will probably be Haswell or Rockwell.
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I am going to wait for a mature platform. These are just "bridges" to something better.
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the main difference is the 32nm. Runs cooler. But to be honest i dont think im going to upgrade. From what ive read, sandy bridge isnt all that. beside with my 860 on water it runs nice and cool and i can overclock it more than enough for my needs.
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* AES-NI
* Less heat
* Less power needed
* Built in graphics

With some other nice features aswell. If you do Truecrypt drive encryptions, AES-NI is really awesome.
quad core sandy bridge is still 95 watt. so its actually not less power. same power, less heat.

edit: well from a i7-9xx stand point i guess it is less power. but from an i5-7xx, and i7-8xx its same power.
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Your kidding right!! If you read some of my 980x vs 2600k 4.4ghz thread, you will see that the 2600k is a badass chip. Better than all the 45nm quad i7's, by far. Clock for clock it does beat the 980x is some tests.
Yeah no doubt it's "better." But is an average bloke with a GTX 570 or 470 equiv card playing Black Ops or Civ5 or BC2 or [insert popular game with OK graphics that isnt Crysis] at 1080p going to notice a giant $200 difference between an OC i3 530 for $80-100 at 4+ ghz vs OC 980x or i7 2600k? Probably not enough difference for the modal gamer unless he/she are worried about the size of their e-peenus/e-vagina.

But for other applications like video editing and stuff, new procs matter. Just saying that for games...it really doesn't matter much (especially since most games aren't even pushing ultra graphics anymore).
Edited by ultralegitman - 1/11/11 at 7:11am
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quad core sandy bridge is still 95 watt. so its actually not less power. same power, less heat.

edit: well from a i7-9xx stand point i guess it is less power. but from an i5-7xx, and i7-8xx its same power.
Socket TDP and cpu watts are two different things.

    
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