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Originally Posted by 1337LutZ View Post
What he said

AND if you get a SB,m get the 2600k, as its HT feature is handy!
If gaming is the most of what you will do. DON'T get the 2600k. HT hurts the gaming performance.
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If gaming is the most of what you will do. DON'T get the 2600k. HT hurts the gaming performance.
No it doesn't, not with SB. There was a 1 frame/s different between SMT-on and SMT-off.

SB has thrown out our conventional wisdom about processor in many areas and this 'SMT hurts performance' is definitely one of those nullified wisdoms.
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post #23 of 71
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btw.. the SB cpus are back on newegg... which is why i brought this up.. but theres no motherboards yet.. hopefully they'll put them up again soon!
March to April is what I have heard, thats when manufacturers will begin shipping out the new boards to stores and for RMA..
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post #24 of 71
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No it doesn't, not with SB. There was a 1 frame/s different between SMT-on and SMT-off.

SB has thrown out our conventional wisdom about processor in many areas and this 'SMT hurts performance' is definitely one of those nullified wisdoms.
Look up the review I did. 2500k will be a better choice. I showed it. Only BBC2 had a 1 fps advantage. The 2600k cost $100 more. So for gaming, not a good idea. Get a 2500k. There's a lot that will agree with that.
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post #25 of 71
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March to April is what I have heard, thats when manufacturers will begin shipping out the new boards to stores and for RMA..
How about this week.

http://www.overclock.net/hardware-ne...-stepping.html
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Cool.... Hope they ship alot of them and dont price gouge the fine folks with 2x00k cpu's that have been collecting dust for the last month...
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post #27 of 71
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Cool.... Hope they ship alot of them and dont price gouge the fine folks with 2x00k cpu's that have been collecting dust for the last month...
I doubt they will be able to ship a lot of them. They've had less than a month to manufacture using the new chipset.
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post #28 of 71
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I agree.

I say wait for Ivy-Bridge 8-core.
I disagree...

OP said mostly for gaming. That 955 is more like a Core 2 Quad than an i7. He will see a big jump in FPS with a Sandy Bridge system now (I recommend a 2500k), and Ivy Bridge would be overkill for gaming anyway.
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I disagree...

OP said mostly for gaming. That 955 is more like a Core 2 Quad than an i7. He will see a big jump in FPS with a Sandy Bridge system now (I recommend a 2500k), and Ivy Bridge would be overkill for gaming anyway.

I agree with this. The clock for clock effectiveness of Sandybridge is amazing.
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post #30 of 71
I'd say we should be looking at chipset restrictions currently more than cores. Intel's been screwing us from LGA775 days by separating and limiting chips where as old chipset was either good or bad by board it was suitable for everything.

Now we have more chipsets than I can count all restricted way or another and costing double. So, I'd say anyone buying a new comp should buy LGA775 used hardware only and used highend CPU for it. Ivy-/Sandy-/Whatever-bridges can kiss my furry.. as long there's no true high end chipset available even the upcoming z68 seems to be piece of crap.

Why buy new when old equipment can be reused by people now which actually had some sense of quality.
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