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Hey there fellow fanboy!

Depending on what you do you could end up very disappointed with your x6 or content.

Sandy Bridge is faster in single threaded apps by a ton, and is even faster than the x6 in multi-threaded apps, and if you're playing mostly games the x6 will end up feeling like a waste.
With that logic, won't the 2500k also feel like a waste, given that the previous i5/i7's were entirely overkill for any game currently out...?

OP, if you feel like you NEED to upgrade, you should just go with the x6--at least you won't need to upgrade your motherboard at the same time.
    
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With that logic, won't the 2500k also feel like a waste, given that the previous i5/i7's were entirely overkill for any game currently out...?

OP, if you feel like you NEED to upgrade, you should just go with the x6--at least you won't need to upgrade your motherboard at the same time.
No, not if you're upgrading from a none gen one core cpu? lol....

Also the new chips get better fps than the old ones, even at equal clocks... Though not enough to really warrant an upgrade as the difference isn't that great.

If I was the OP and I wasn't going to upgrade to Intel I wouldn't upgrade to an x6 either. The x6 isn't a really a very good choice over the x4, the difference in almost everything we typically do won't be seen. Unless the OP renders and encodes for a living, then the x6 would be a worthwhile upgrade.
    
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Wait till Bulldozer to see how things pan out... and please don't listen to this "balla" kid.

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Lol i got to reading this thread and forgot what it was even about as the shots were fired.
@Balla-You backed up your claim sir with most pertinent links +1.
However, it's not like an AMD user (who already has outdated architecture) doesn't know that the SB will perform better than a stab to just stay in the race. For comparison reasons, sites post benchmarks...hell SB outperforms the i7 980 from what I see, that would make last year's Intel architecture slow as hell too right?
Aside from the fact that Intel makes a dominating CPU, it's about what you need as compared to what you want (I believe that was what the thread started about). I went to pick up my i7 2600k this morning and the fools told me the motherboards got recalled...smh. Yes you went from a 1090T to CPU arcitecture about 5 years ahead, and every gamer doesn't play WoW.
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Wow was the only example I had some sort of "personal" experience of core usage relating to gpu usage.

I have fraps of BFBC2 on the 1090T vs the i5-2500k. As well as Mafia II with and without physx... I didn't really feel it was necessary flood the thread with my results. But I can assure you in everything I've compared with the i5 to the 1090T made me feel warm and fuzzy inside.

I mean I can toss out some vantage/3d mark 11 scores but then I'll get denounced by the "benchmarks" assault.

Wow indicates what you'll see in the majority of games out there, while not ideal... There are a lot more games coded for 2 cores than there are 4.


Please keep in mind this isn't my thoughts on "If you already have an AMD x6", its directed towards AMD x6 vs SB, which would you upgrade to... While I upgraded from an x6 to the i5, I did it for reasons I felt warranted the switch at a time when the switch was cheap for me. Heck I sold my 1090T for about what you can buy it new for now, and that was just a few weeks ago.
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Don't SLI hack your board and report the low gpu usage you'll find commonplace with AMD users on the Nvidia forum. It will make you end up going Intel in the end
a what? I do not have AMD. SLI works great on AMD rigs.
Edited by Iching - 2/4/11 at 4:25pm
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SLI hack - http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/6708...rd-gtx5xx.html

It's the only way he could SLI with his board.
    
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Wait till Bulldozer to see how things pan out... and please don't listen to this "balla" kid.

All the advice I have for you.
Ditto. Do not listen balla.... Wait until May when SB becomes fully operational.
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Why wait for BD when SB is here and delivers more performance than you'll need?
    
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Ditto. Do not listen balla.... Wait until May when SB becomes fully operational.
My SB is fully operational
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