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Originally Posted by BizzareRide View Post
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.
In some games it has been proven to hurt performance, and in others it helps (yes even with SB). The bottom line is that it can be disabled if need be. If you're purely a gamer (like me), there is no reason to buy a 2600k over a 2500k. That money would be better off being spent on a better GPU. Anything I do which is not gaming related happens on a notebook, not my gaming rig.
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Yeah, same nuts. searching for some information on new hardware.



In here you are very wrong. Memory support may have changed but cores are so good that different is quite little even for sandy bridge and OC is limitless with PCI-e and even there's few new boards with USB3 and SATA-6 although none really good ones.

You could dump an 2xHD6990 on something like 4Ghz Q9650 and it would work just fine and CPU wouldn't come even close to be an limiting factor unless software would be dependent on it and that is not currently the case on any of the games we play or even encoding softwares we have even as hardcore as BF:BC2 multithreading.

For an decent example would mostlikely be that DDR2 would do 8500-9500 speeds over all scenarios at LGA775 -> NB throughput will be 1:1 -> PCI express throughput currently is near 8000 1-way streaming.
I would challenge that all day. With my quad sli 295's. My performance jumped way up by going from a Q6600 to a i7 920.

Anyone that has LGA775 with a gtx580 wants to compare to SB with a 580. Let me know. I've upgraded a lot of people to 1366 from 775 and used their same GPU's and their performance went up quite a bit.
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Also remember, X58's PCI-Express bandwidth is 2.5 GT/s while Sandybridges is 5 GT/s per lane.
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post #44 of 71
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I would challenge that all day. With my quad sli 295's. My performance jumped way up by going from a Q6600 to a i7 920.

Anyone that has LGA775 with a gtx580 wants to compare to SB with a 580. Let me know. I've upgraded a lot of people to 1366 from 775 and used their same GPU's and their performance went up quite a bit.
yeah, from Q6600 that is true. not on 'Penryn' which I was referring. Of course you are correct memory bandwidth and board throughput does increase speed in general, but it's still not bottleneck. Just speed increase of new hardware the 580GTX is working with.

I was just offering alternative thinking here to the common idea that you have to pay 450 euros for new hardware to get functional solution where as something like LGA775 generation you could build almost same result with less than 150 euros instead and wait for the TRUE LGA2011 (or LGA1356? or AM3+) in general anything that has at least 2 cent of mind to buy.
Edited by TwL - 2/24/11 at 9:01am
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1366 is pci-e 2.0 5g not 2.5g even 780i had 2.0 on 775. 680i was 1.0
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post #46 of 71
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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.
From my research this is what I came up with too, and im very happy with the system. 2500k and you wont regret it.
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and Ivy Bridge would be overkill for gaming anyway.
No such thing.
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955 is faster than ANY C2Q :O

I assume that the OP won't play on 1024X768, therefore he should NOT get a SB over AMD.

OP has stated that the AMD had been sold, so... SB it is.
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post #49 of 71
I think the i7 950 is a better choice because of hyperthreading and more PCI-E lanes. Triple channel memory is also pretty nice.
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You can't actually base anything according to that banchmark. When gaming, 955 will be just better.
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