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post #11 of 24
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Originally Posted by mott555 View Post
It's a good upgrade if you're on an older platform (like LGA 775) but honestly I don't understand why so many people are leaving LGA 1156/1366 to go to Sandy Bridge. I guess they just need to spend money.

This as well.

It's pretty annoying with numerous i7 owners posting threads whether they should upgrade or not....

I mean I upgrade from a Athlon II X4 630...
post #12 of 24
I'm making the jump soon Better performance clock for clock, and it'll clock much further than my 1055T can dream of.
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I don't really understand the people who are upgrading from 1366, especially those who have a 930 or better. But really, especially for those coming from 775 (like myself), the performance jump is pretty big, nothing like running pretty much any game at 30+ FPS with nary a cough.

Helps that this baby can overclock to 4.4 without jumping above a vcore of 1.3v
post #14 of 24
I just put mine together yesterday (2600k/asus p8p67 pro) and at 4.5ghz it is over twice as fast as my old q6600 at 3.6ghz. For the performance increase and how easy 4.5 is, I'm happy with the upgrade.
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I just put mine together yesterday (2600k/asus p8p67 pro) and at 4.5ghz it is over twice as fast as my old q6600 at 3.6ghz. For the performance increase and how easy 4.5 is, I'm happy with the upgrade.
amazing! I have a similar system to your old one.

I will be making the jump in June or so
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post #16 of 24
I think it's because it is a lot easier to OC. Most people are settling at 4.5GHz daily. Near impossible to do on 1366 without water.
post #17 of 24
i7 950 I had 4ghz.
2500K I have 5ghz.

do people need to ask the same silly question?
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post #18 of 24
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Its the best out right now.
lol, not quite.

It is a great chip for those upgrading from older systems, or for average joe overclocker to get great clocks. If it scaled well with cold I would try it, but hoping the latter half of the year brings the enthusiast chips that do work well sub-zero.
    
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post #19 of 24
Personally I would wait till Ivy before I even think about upgrading mobo/cpu.
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I bet the 1st gen core i7's are going to come down in price over the next few months
The flaw with your argument is that this ^ is completely untrue. For example, go look a C2Q's on Newegg, they are close to $300.

It's been said a million times before, but I believe it's the best way to put it.
"This brings yesterday's enthusiast technology to consumers with a mainstream pricetag."

People don't buy Sandy Bridge because it blows 1st gen Core i out of the water, but because it's so damn affordable in comparison!
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