Originally Posted by asuindasun;12243922
its a solid upgrade from the denub cores, cant speak for Thuban though, i've heard they're a bit better. I upgraded from an PII 920 to the 2500k, love it. just praying i dont have the sata bug lol. for now my hdd/sdd are plugged into the sata 6gb ports xD
Haha yeah, thanks for the info.
Originally Posted by purpleannex;12243994
If you don't mind waiting for the fix, then for gaming the i7-2500k is the best you can get at the moment. End of story. Though by the time the fixed mobo's are released Bulldozer will be here or (near enough), since you have to wait anyway, it would it would be churlish not give them a look, it's a completely new architecture, improved imc, more ipc, higher clock speeds, lower nm (than thuban), more cores. AMD are reinstating the FX moniker for these cpu's...says it all.
I wouldn't even begin to consider a 980x, they only beat Sandy Bridge in multithreading, and not by much, clock for clock they're slower but at ridiculous prices. Anyone who bought one a year ago was a fool, anyone who buy's one now neads their head examined! LOL
Just one note to add to the info about Thuban, it was mostly correct (ignore the Intel fanboys). The Turbocore on stock settings is 400Mhz across three cores, the other three downclock. However, since you can adjust the Turbocore multiplier it will happily run at 4.2Ghz on three cores @ stock vcore (it will also eaislly run @ 4.2 on all cores with higher vcore).
The thuban runs cool enough to overclock to 4Ghz+ with minimal fan speeds - silent computing, not sure the same can be said for the old i7's.
When you say "it would be churlish not to give them a look" you mean what? I would've bought an 980x (a year ago, and even up until now) but I didn't know they weren't that great =P... I know now though =D
I'm after an i5 2500K with a high overclock rather than an i7 ^_^
Thanks for the info.