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I'm mostly an AMD guy mainly because I'm poor but I am very impressed with everything I have read about sandy bridge so far. Overclocking with the K series chips seems crazy easy. People seem to be hitting almost 5ghz on air without problems, 4ghz on stock cooling. They are finally a reasonably priced chip too. Intel just needs to make their minds up on a socket that lasts more than a year. I just got the new Max PC mag in the mail the other day and the $330 sandy bridge i7 beats the $1000 i7 in A LOT of categories. I love my AMD for providing good performance on the cheap but I would love to get my hands on one of these when the funds come up. Can't wait to see what bulldozer brings. Hats off to Intel on this one, still love my AMD's tho tongue.gif
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post #22 of 34
I'm going to skip SB. My next rig will be the next enthusiest socket hopefully.
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Originally Posted by GlockZoR IV;11969619 
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.

Ok, I'll try to explain it then.

Everyone is talking about "i7s" because, in general, your i5 760 is roughly the same as an i7. They're both based on the same Nehalem architecture. Core for core they're essentially the same chip.

The real difference being i5s dont have Hyper-threading. For gaming.. Hyper-Threading makes zero difference. There are other, smaller differences - such as the i5-7xx and i7-8xx series have an onboard PCIe controller, and i7-9xx series do not. These other differences are mostly negligible where you're concerned. (I.E. for gaming purposes.)

Look up Lynnfield, Bloomfield, and Nehalem on wikipedia. Should give you a basic idea.

Hambone: Once again, NO ONE IN THIS THREAD HAVE SAID SANDY BRIDGE WAS WORSE THAN NEHALEM. Sheesh. Sorry for the caps.. but it's like you didn't get it the first time.

What we are saying.. if you're a gamer.. and you have an i5 7xx or an i7 8xx or i7 9xx.. then upgrading to Sandy Bridge is mostly POINTLESS. Super-PI times do NOT matter when it comes to gaming. The CPU is NOT the limiter when it comes to gaming, the GPU is.

It's NOT a "far superior" chip to Nehalem. It's a marginally superior chip. It's an evolutionary step, not a revolutionary step.

It's not Conroe, ok?
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This entire thread is fanboy rage and jealousy.

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post #25 of 34
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Originally Posted by cory1234;11969910 
This entire thread is fanboy rage and jealousy.

/Thread

Probably, didn't read the last page redface.gif But they definitely left out a bunch of folks that don't need/can't afford $200+ processors, that would certainly like to oc their gear for some of that extra sb performance, they pretty much just gave the tweaker on a budg to amd(kinda been that way for a while now, but some of them i3/i5 1156 duallies were decent price).
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if i had a Nehalem rig i wouldn't bother with sandybridge, id wait for ivy... but as my rig is getting on a bit now ill deffo be upgrading to probs a 2500k
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This entire thread is fanboy rage and jealousy.

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Thats also the impression i got after reading the OP, although if id have just bought a i5 760 id be pissed too as he could have had a 2500k rig...
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post #27 of 34
If you were building a system today, then SB is the way to go. If you have an I7 setup, I really doubt there is a reason to justify the upgrade/sidegrade to SB. If you want the latest and can't live without the fastest, then yeah, go with SB. Will you see a difference playing games, only if you were on the edge of playable versus non playable FPS, such as a three monitor setup. You can play most games with an I7 530 setup and save the money for a GTX580 SLI setup and for gaming that would rock.

Edit: If you have an older AMD or Core 2 setup, them SB is definitely an upgrade.
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post #28 of 34
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Originally Posted by Fletcherea;11969989 
Probably, didn't read the last page redface.gif But they definitely left out a bunch of folks that don't need/can't afford $200+ processors, that would certainly like to oc their gear for some of that extra sb performance, they pretty much just gave the tweaker on a budg to amd(kinda been that way for a while now, but some of them i3/i5 1156 duallies were decent price).

If you can't afford something then there's nothing to worry about. You go buy what you can afford. Yes the i3's are cheap to get you going. They do not hold up against i5/i7 quads in gaming. Not even close unless your playing solitaire.
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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.
a few corrections here
less heat---yes
less power needed---no these are 95watt tdp i7 and the old lga1156 are also 95watt tdp...
built in graphics---not relevant......i mean who would buy a 200-300 usd proccy to pair it with that bad graphics solution.........
post #30 of 34
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Originally Posted by utnorris;11970083 
If you were building a system today, then SB is the way to go. If you have an I7 setup, I really doubt there is a reason to justify the upgrade/sidegrade to SB. If you want the latest and can't live without the fastest, then yeah, go with SB. Will you see a difference playing games, only if you were on the edge of playable versus non playable FPS, such as a three monitor setup. You can play most games with an I7 530 setup and save the money for a GTX580 SLI setup and for gaming that would rock.

Edit: If you have an older AMD or Core 2 setup, them SB is definitely an upgrade.

you mean a i3 530? If you put 2 580's on a i3, the cpu bottleneck would be INSANE!! 1 580 on a SB setup would prolly be just as fast as 2 580's on a i3 setup. Or pretty dame close. A i3 is for someone that doesn't play Crysis or games like that.
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