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post #81 of 95
Look how close they are! Why? Don't upgrade, its not worth it. You performance on average will be a little better. Is that worth $500 of new board and chip? You may get a better OC out of it but that is always a crap shoot.
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post #82 of 95
This thread has 80 i7-9xx users saying the same thing over and over so I guess it must be true.





OP - Being 5Ghz stable in folding is awesome, just sayin'.

    
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its really sad to see members insulting each other in multiple threads cause someone likes 1366 better over 1155 or vice versa. On the other hand It seems like many people didnt even read all online reviews indicating that SB is slightly, only slightly faster than 1366, in many instances including hex-core ones, being at the same time more power efficient. Is it worth upgrading from 1366 to 1155? it is another question, totally matter of personal choice. As i said in other threads, for some people difference is too low to justify the upgrade, some other people may like SB power efficiency and slightly better performance, some users like "easy" overclocking, somebody just likes to play with new stuff somebody likes it all. All opinions are reasonable in a way. And for the God's sake stop going offensive on each other cause someone's rig faster/newer/better/etc...
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post #84 of 95
Also P67 only has SLI/CF at 8x 8x unlike the X58 which is at 16x 16x
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Also some p67 have boards with the NF200 chip..

Also 8x 8x vs 16x 16x is a proven 4% performance loss for the 8's.
    
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Its weird how Intel put out a Mainstream chipset that outperforms its enthusiast line
I mean who the hell would ever buy a 980X again when a lowly $200 2500K beats it almost everytime?
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Thanks md. I really just want a new toy, one that I can overclock the hell out of. After all, this is OCN.

Maybe I should just try to upgrade my motherboard and shoot for 4.4 without HT.
Who knows. I like new toys. Instead of buying the SB and new mobo I went from 4.0GHz HT on to 4.2Ghz with HT off to see the differences and keep my mind off wanting a new toy. I did this last night. Strangly most people told me turning HT off and going to 4.2 from 4.0Ghz with HT would cause lower scores/Fps and it ended up being quite the opposite. Scores and fps actually went up but only by a small margin. I digress.

I have not read the rest of this thread yet so I do not know what you have decided but I would go for the 4.4Ghz, it will keep you occupied for awhile
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post #88 of 95
It's to be expected...

The new gen of high end gear is also coming soon enough, and it will have more cores than my chip thus making it "faster" in many peoples eyes.



As per the person above me, HT is not a boost in gaming. Maybe 1366 users are under the illusion that HT helps them when in fact it can hurt them and never helps them in almost all current gen games.
    
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post #89 of 95
Yea so whats the fuzz about HT ? 2600k does have it but what about 2500k?
post #90 of 95
You guys get trolled way too easy.

On topic, I remember someone say that with an i5 2500K+460GTX did lk 55 FPS average in Crysis.
Aite, then I saw someone else with an i5@4.2 and GTX 470 in SLI just scored 10 fps more.
So yeah, SB may be better for gaming.


Care to run some games Balla?
Edited by Tong - 1/14/11 at 9:13am
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