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Why wait for an x6 or x8 chip when almost nothing uses that many cores now?

I mean sure there are things some of you may do that require more cores, but why are you even on a consumer chip/board then, why not get a few server chips and be miles ahead of where you are now? Clearly you really don't need it, else you'd have it right?
You're right, why do it? Why do I have (along with almost every other member on OCN and you) have a quad core CPU with HT when almost nothing uses 4 cores let alone 8 threads? Oh because the price point is good enough to do it. If they release an 8 core processor at the same price point as the 950 then I'll take the plunge and get it (and I bet a lot of OCN members will too).
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You're right, why do it? Why do I have (along with almost every other member on OCN and you) have a quad core CPU with HT when almost nothing uses 4 cores let alone 8 threads? Oh because the price point is good enough to do it. If they release an 8 core processor at the same price point as the 950 then I'll take the plunge and get it (and I bet a lot of OCN members will too).
... He doesn't have a Hyperthreading chip. Neither do I. Neither do a lot of sensible people.

So, you're telling me you'll buy something you don't need just because the price is right?

I've got some ocean front property in Arizona.. You don't need it, but I'm willing to negotiate a fair price.
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... He doesn't have a Hyperthreading chip. Neither do I. Neither do a lot of sensible people.

So, you're telling me you'll buy something you don't need just because the price is right?

I've got some ocean front property in Arizona.. You don't need it, but I'm willing to negotiate a fair price.
Yeah why not, if the price is fair I go ahead and purchase it. Then I'll sell it and make some bucks.

Right now, no I don't need it. In the future who knows? I'm in school right now and taking up programming. Maybe once I get my associates I decided to go into game programming. Hmm what would benefit from that? Oh, more cores!

Another example, maybe in the next few years software developers decided to make programs a lot more threaded. What would benefit from that? Oh yeah, more cores again! Wow, crazy...

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Misread BallaTheFeared's sig rig, thought it said 2600K not 2500K. My bad.
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It's cool, I'll forgive you this one time.
    
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It's cool, I'll forgive you this one time.
Thank you kind sir.
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But why not wait until the 2011 comes out? If you enjoy building rigs then I can understand but for me, I like to wait until there's significant gains in a cpu until I purchase another chipset, cpu, gpu, etc. For me, it'll be another year.
Cause since 2011 meant to be enthusiast platform and replacement for 1366 it most likely will cost like a jet-fighter. What i personally like about SB is not even its performance but how much performance you get for the buck, and efficiency is just amazing.

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