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I upgraded from a 1090T I ran at 4.4Ghz, and I saw improvement in everything I do.
    
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I upgraded from a 1090T I ran at 4.4Ghz, and I saw improvement in everything I do.
That's fair enough but there's really only so much I'm willing to spend on a continuous upgrade cycle before I deem it unnecessary for my life in general even when I consider gaming and 3ds Max rendering as my two top tasks on a computer. I won't be upgrading for another year and a bit. There's really very little point in doing so.
    
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What will Ivy bridge bring to the table thats seriously any different to Sandy Bridge, except for a die shrink that will give it more cores?

If it has the same base clock and multiplier limitations, and can't be fsb overclocked due the graphics, all that will be different is that it has extra cores, more threads. Doesn't that sound like Intel can see the advantage of BD? Otherwise why bother adding more cores?
the biggest suprise for me : it will support DX11

oh BTW, will.i.iam is "director of something creative " at intel.. LOL
Edited by pietro sk - 1/28/11 at 8:41pm
    
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Ivy bridge will pwn anything amd could offer!
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No I don't see 5.7GHz on air as limiting, I see old gen INTEL and AMD chips requiring LN2 for the same clocks as I'm getting to be limiting.
why wasn´t announced a SB 2c. it should fly better than 4c..
    
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That's fair enough but there's really only so much I'm willing to spend on a continuous upgrade cycle before I deem it unnecessary for my life in general even when I consider gaming and 3ds Max rendering as my two top tasks on a computer. I won't be upgrading for another year and a bit. There's really very little point in doing so.
Yes I agree, but my case was a bit different. The cost of going over to Intel at the time was only a few $ more than the cost of going from DDR2 to DDR3 on my AMD rig. I was thinking about an i5-750 build, then I learned of Sandy Bridge and seeing the reviews... well it became clear there was no question what I should do at that point.

If my board didn't go and the idea of DDR3 never entered my mind then I'd still be on my 1090T and still be quite capable of playing all the very same games I was then and am now.

One of the big bonuses from upgrading was the idea that now I can go SLI and in most games see a larger benefit from doing so. While I could have done it on my 1090T seeing all the "low gpu usage in sli" threads on the nvidia forum coming from AMD users made me weary of doing it. Plus I had already seen my 1090T wasn't capable of pushing a single gtx 470 to 100% though a vantage run.



Here is an example of what I'm talking about...




Here is the same card at lower clocks on the 1090T, notice how the usage drops in the second test? Well it was even worse on the first test, which is nonexistent even with higher clocks on the gtx 470 with the i5.






That swayed me for better single thread performance, even at the cost of less cores.
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I'm afraid that OCing ability might be same with previous generation
pay attention to AMD OCing ability AMD from time 2 time on air cooler
they need average >1,5V to stable at >4GHz
nonetheless subzero OCing ability from AMD is far beyond Intel
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that low load amd+geforce repeats with radeons , or not ?
    
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Of the two non-existent pieces of hardware, I pick unicorns as the best followed by vampires.
I am pretty sure that they exist.

Not available in retail =/= does not exist
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that low load amd+geforce repeats with radeons , or not ?
Not sure, never had a AMD card in it.
    
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