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Poll Results: Would you upgrade for ~$100?

 
  • 46% (35)
    Yes! SB will crush the 1055T
  • 53% (40)
    No! Wait for BD/2011/Whatever
75 Total Votes  
post #41 of 51
If gaming, you wont notice a thing.



AMD for this one
post #42 of 51
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Originally Posted by The Master Chief View Post
If gaming, you wont notice a thing.



AMD for this one
Huh?

How do you figure?

I was pretty sure I would receive a significant gaming boost since Phenom II's are bottlenecks on high-end GPU's/multi-GPU setups...

Gaming is my primary focus on my PC, and if i7-950's wreck a Phenom II in gaming, how will a 2500K not?
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post #43 of 51
It is definitely an upgrade. Your poll is not quite right. It says "Yes! SB will crush the 1055T". It should say it does crush anything AMD has and I came from an AMD platform. If your just wanting it for gaming the 2500k is decent. I would suggest probably the 2600k especially if you do any encoding. People that are saying it's not worth it have absolutely no clue. i7-2600k is destroying almost all other chips out there. It is trading blows with the i7-980x. Read some of the compare threads to see for yourself.
Example 1. http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...4-4ghz-vs.html
Example 2. http://www.overclock.net/intel-gener...uide-p67a.html

Also do yourself a favor if you want the faster OC, go GB mobo. The all the EUFI mobo's/bios has serious bugs.
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I'd wait for Bulldozer.
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post #45 of 51
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Hmm... looks like I am possibly mistaken. Guru3D is showing the 1100T as being equivalent to the 2500K in game when using a GTX580 and high settings.

And I always thought an i7-950 would unleash my GTX470 over my 1055T.

Interesting. If this is true, then I will be waiting for sure. I don't care about the speed of anything else that occurs on my system other than gaming. SSD would be a much better investment at this point.

Too bad Vertex 3's and C400's are right around the corner lol
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post #46 of 51
I am selling my 1055t already ordered a 2500k and asus p67 pro. I will be rocking a 5850 xfire so makes sense going for the faster proc an ideal gaming rig imho.
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I am selling my 1055t already ordered a 2500k and asus p67 pro. I will be rocking a 5850 xfire so makes sense going for the faster proc an ideal gaming rig imho.
That's kind of why I was interested in SB... I wanted to be able to go SLI with my 470's and I knew that a 1055T would hold it back severely. However, I have no need to justify SLI right now, so I'd just be running my single 470, which apparently will not benefit from the new CPU.

I'm still interested in the new architecture and overclocking fun, but it's not as appealing anymore now that I see it won't benefit me in BC2 or probably BF3.
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post #48 of 51
I never buy first edition hardware anymore (thanks for the lesson Phenom 1)
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post #49 of 51
It's worth it, but I would wait for Bulldozer if I were in your shoes.
    
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post #50 of 51
Honestly, if you clock that Thuban to 4 GHz with a 3 GHz NB overclock, I think you're pretty much set...unless that mobo is holding you back.
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