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Wow, Sandy Bridge beat a Phenom II. This is so Surprising
It's also surprising that you've failed to realize this was completely relevant in the time it was posted: 3 MONTHS AGO.
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Why would you spend so much money now ,on a six core when a quad is ok for most of the games as none of them knows more than 4 cores (beeing either console ports either old).

On the other hand why to spend so much money on that Intel SB (and feed Intel greed) when you can get a AMD X4 955 instead ,along some SSD and get decent performance in any game.The money you save from the SB + the SB mobo can be used for a better video card ,better PSU ,nicer case ,proper sound card ,genuine OS and so on.
If the game would "know" 6 cores the SB would have no chance let s face it.
X6 > X4 if the other 2 cores are used.

x6 is not for gaming and is usefull only when you use applications that take advantage of x6 cores.
I spent the money on a Phenom II X6 before I knew of Balla's research into the ridiculous bottleneck based on AMD's inferior architecture. I figured that if I just overclock it to 4Ghz+ it would equal Intel's offering at the same clock speed. I now know that this is not true.

I own a Phenom II X4 955 as well as my X6 1090T and it took more voltage and never went above 3.9Ghz. When you get to a certain level of hardware ownership you need to break free of 'price/performance' and just go for performance, period.

I will gladly pay for a SB/IB cpu and mobo to get the best results from the $1500 I just spent on my GTX580's. I'm not feeding Intel greed so much as I will be feeding more information to my graphics cards for them to run optimally.
 
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I'm not feeding Intel greed so much as I will be feeding more information to my graphics cards for them to run optimally.
You are feeding Intel s greed as the CPU-s are clearelly priced upper than what they should be.

Everyone with his needs ,as for me ~ 60 FPS or more are enough in any game.

By the way there were tests made for the X6 in different games when they arrived on the market the AMD X4 was superior in most of the tests.

The mobo you have is not quite right for AMD CPU-s also.
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You are feeding Intel s greed as the CPU-s are clearelly priced upper than what they should be.

Everyone with his needs ,as for me ~ 60 FPS or more are enough in any game.

By the way there were tests made for the X6 in different games when they arrived on the market the AMD X4 was superior in most of the tests.

The mobo you have is not quite right for AMD CPU-s also.
So the product that costs less and yet performs better is priced unfairly? Troll somewhere else please.
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So the product that costs less and yet performs better is priced unfairly? Troll somewhere else please.
If i have a AM3 motherboard i spend only for the CPU ,if i go for the 2500k i have to buy a new motherboard as well.

Oh and who playes Mafia 2 more than once ?!
Do some tests in COD 4 ,COD 5 ,BF BC2 ,DoD ,CSS ,UT 3 so we can have a real ideea about the performance gaps.
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You are feeding Intel s greed as the CPU-s are clearelly priced upper than what they should be.

Everyone with his needs ,as for me ~ 60 FPS or more are enough in any game.

By the way there were tests made for the X6 in different games when they arrived on the market the AMD X4 was superior in most of the tests.

The mobo you have is not quite right for AMD CPU-s also.
1. I'll pay $100 more to more efficiently utilize my system configuration. Whether that is 'feeding Intel's greed' or not, it's my choice to do so. Your opinion is noted, but it also makes NO impact on my purchase.

2. I get ~60 fps in most games at my resolution, but the ones that I don't will benefit when a cpu with better architecture is feeding them.

3. The X4 still will not do what I stated in #2.

4. The mobo I am using is the ONLY AM3/Tri-SLi mobo available, not to mention that uses an NF200 chipset as well. There is no other option. Even then, it's x16 x8 x8 in 3way (with a small % decrease in perf), so I'd like to make sure that my cards are able to run x16 x16 x16 and with a better cpu that AMD simply cannot offer at this point. Hell, I'd take x16 x8 x8 if I knew the cpu was doing more than my X4 or X6 was, that this is possible. Balla has proven it, among others.
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2. I get ~60 fps in most games at my resolution, but the ones that I don't will benefit when a cpu with better architecture is feeding them.
Name the games and the resolutions you play them please.
   
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If i have a AM3 motherboard i spend only for the CPU ,if i go for the 2500k i have to buy a new motherboard as well.
Makes no sense, please try again. If you have an AM3 mobo already of course you would only need to buy a cpu. Your point is?
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Name the games and the resolutions you play them please.
My resolution is 5960x1200. (you could've simply looked at my sig...)

The games I want 60+ fps in are (and it IS possible to achieve):

Metro2033 (avg. 42.5)
Wings of Prey (avg 40-50)
Crysis/Crysis Warhead (avg 40-55)
Crysis 2 (avg 50-55)
Amnesia (avg 40-50)

there are just a few others... I'll add more later if need be.

For the most part I can run everything else at 60+ fps.

Granted, I could overclock my cards more, but I shouldn't have to if I already know I'm being severely limited by my cpu. Once I change platforms, I'll re-evaluate and make other adjustments as needed.
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Makes no sense, please try again. If you have an AM3 mobo already of course you would only need to buy a cpu. Your point is?
My point is that i can go cheaper if i already have a AMD platform.I can live with few FPS-s less in some games as well as with few seconds more to archive something.
SB 2500k platform price > a simple AMD 1090 CPU

There is also the OEM license for my OS .Personally i might not be able to reactivate as i ve changed the PC practically by going to a SB platform.

Also there is no future upgrade path for Sandy Bridge as Intel changes sockets monthly.So for the near future i may also need to spend some money for another mobo.
   
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