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Wow you guys really can't let go can you?
    
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I'd say no, but what do I know?
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Why not upgrade ur motherboard and Ram?? Maybe grab something with USB 3.0 and SATA 6GBs? Gigabyte has some new x58 boards coming out, also you might look at upgrading to a 950 or so just bc they are cheap now a days?

There really is no reason to go 1155 its mainstream, your in the enthusiast market.
I wanna know more about the new x58 boards.
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Personally I think it's amazing how many i7 users have no idea their HT is completely worthless and has no affect outside of Vantage and other benchmarks on REAL gaming.

"I'd like to trade my i7-920 for a i5 because I don't use HT"

I'd recommend a i7-2600k bro!


Durp.
It's cause all these i7 920 users are totally clueless. Why downgrade from an expensive 1366 setup to a mainstream setup? Basically Sandy Bridge is giving you yesterday's performance comparable to 9xx series CPU (with only about 15-20% more performance boost) for a lower price. So why downgrade? 9xx series CPU's are still good and so are 1156 CPU's. You'd only want Sandy if you're coming from an older S775 system or you absolutely need the HT performance for a fraction of the cost of a 980X CPU because you're some kind of professional.

But any Quad Core processor running at least 3.2Ghz will be able to run most games fine with a 5850 or better.
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Yes but he has CF cards, OP can you run a game benchmark - like Mafia II then post your gpu usage?
    
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Why not upgrade ur motherboard and Ram?? Maybe grab something with USB 3.0 and SATA 6GBs? Gigabyte has some new x58 boards coming out, also you might look at upgrading to a 950 or so just bc they are cheap now a days?

There really is no reason to go 1155 its mainstream, your in the enthusiast market.
My motherboard has SATA 6 GB/s and USB 3.0. TBH, I would just like to take the chip further, which I'm finding very difficult. No idea if it's the board or the CPU. If I sell my board I could probably make $150 and then I would have to spend at least $75 to upgrade. After all that's said and done, it could be my CPU that's just hitting a wall.

Starting with a clean slate on a new architecture that overclocks much higher than my 920 would be neat.
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Yes but he has CF cards, OP can you run a game benchmark - like Mafia II then post your gpu usage?
I'm on my netbook at the moment, so that's a no.

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It's cause all these i7 920 users are totally clueless. Why downgrade from an expensive 1366 setup to a mainstream setup? Basically Sandy Bridge is giving you yesterday's performance comparable to 9xx series CPU (with only about 15-20% more performance boost) for a lower price. So why downgrade? 9xx series CPU's are still good and so are 1156 CPU's. You'd only want Sandy if you're coming from an older S775 system or you absolutely need the HT performance for a fraction of the cost of a 980X CPU because you're some kind of professional.

But any Quad Core processor running at least 3.2Ghz will be able to run most games fine with a 5850 or better.
I have a crossfire setup and believe me, "any Quad Core processor running at least 3.2 GHz" won't fully utilize these cards.

You can call me a clueless i7 owner but HT is just a waste for me and an i5-2500K would be a new and interesting toy.
Edited by Frosty88 - 1/13/11 at 11:57am
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$150 for the board, maybe $200 for the chip...

I don't see the cost issue here, on a decent board (since you don't need a great one as all the overclocking is chip based) you're looking to spend like $60.


You will find the core vs core performance as well as overclocking head room will help reduce any bottleneck you may currently be experiencing.


Here is my vantage run. On my 1090T (which is nothing like a i7-920) I saw up to a 30% bottleneck on the testing from it being single threaded.





While 0% bottleneck is awesome, the most epic part about is was the fact that the core getting used the most only went up to 63% usage (whereas my 1090T hit 100%, then I saw gpu usage drop to 70%).

Which means not only is it fast enough to not bottleneck at all, you've got room, about 40% more cpu power than my gtx 470 can use single threaded.
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Short answer: No.
Long answer: Hell No.
To 2500K is a no, but to 2600K is a definite yes.
    
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IMO there is no reason to go from x58 to p67 if you just want faster system, cause performance wise 920 isnt significanly slower than 2500k or 2600k. Sure, there is difference but IMO its too low to justify the upgrade. The only reason to upgrade is if you really into power efficiency cause this is where SB really shines. For some people Its very important, for others - not so much. Its up to you.
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