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Not sure why exactly but I remember they announced they would release a patch for AMD 6 cores back when the game launched because of poor peformance, so they either didn't update the game or the patch didn't fix the problem.
So basically, the game is poorly coded for the processor that sponsored them, these developers need to get their act together. PC gaming should be so far ahead considering the hardware we have.

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Hmmm.. Intel realized how awesome SB was and quickly devised a plan. Massive recall, nerf the hell out of the chipset, and once again the 6 core is king. Genius.. JK

I hope
Intel is not even going to touch the processors, or cripple the performance in any way. Considering BD will be out in a few months, things will heat up when it's released, and the flame wars will go back to AMD vs Intel, instead of 1366 vs 1155, LOL.
Edited by 2010rig - 2/26/11 at 12:46am
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Yeah I was kidding and the 1366ers are the ones who started it. "Um, you know you wasted your money on that SB build right?" ****in X58 haters who talk that smack.
Edited by Kold - 2/26/11 at 2:17am
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The 2500k is the better buy for gaming.Hyper threading doesn't gain you many fps in games.Look at all the 1366 owners with a gaming pc and hyper threading cpu's.Oh the madness.
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Only benchmark that truly means anything IMO is CineBench. SB is cheaper, but the chipset is inferior to 1366. 980x and 990x kick the crap out of SB. They should since they cost so much.

SB is cheaper, performs about .74 as fast as the 980x and 990x clock for clock. Also, 980x and 990x are superior in regards to folding and WCG. If you are going to have all that computing power you might as well put it to good use. For all the people who are not crunching at least part of the time with their high powered computers....SHAME ON YOU.

If you want to disagree so be it. I'll just sit back and laugh while all of you fondle yourselves over your inferior SB powered junk
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No. Intel made one hell of a chip with Sandy Bridge - was SO close to buying one but the price of NF200-equipped 1155 mobos and the B2 chipset bug made me reconsider.

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Yeah, it's brilliant?
Haha!
I just keep thinking Eddie Murphy (Raw) yelling " HALF!" when i look at that AMD part.
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As striking as it may be, there are other uses for computers besides gaming. You guys kill me sometimes.
This.
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Sorry to single you out here, but do most of you assume that EE processors are geared towards gaming? Because you're very, very wrong.
That.

People need to understand that PC's isn't a console for gaming.
It's a workstation that so happen to be very good at gaming.
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I have experience with a 2600K, 920 D0 and a 990x so I will chime in. There is no doubt that a 2600K or 920 D0 is awesome performance for the money. Although, with the exact same clocks, I lost about 2-5% gaming performance going from the 920 D0 to the 2600K. The "optimizations" the 2600K supposedly has do nothing for gaming versus the 9xx line.

The speed decrease was mainly due to changing from two full 16x PCI-E speed lanes on native X58 versus two 8x speed lanes while using the 2600K. The main reason I went with a 990x was the support for Quad-SLI and the ability to easily sub-zero over clock it to 5.5+Ghz, something very few 2600Ks can do. The 990x is for serious over clockers, the 2600K for the guys that like to dabble in it. Nothing wrong with that!

If the 2600K was pretty much guaranteed to be able to clock to those speed and be able to do Quad-SLI, I would have stuck with it. But it doesn't, so thats why I am now frolicking in the land of the 990x.

Not to mention future games are rumored to be able to use the two extra cores.
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I have experience with a 2600K, 920 D0 and a 990x so I will chime in. There is no doubt that a 2600K or 920 D0 is awesome performance for the money. Although, with the exact same clocks, I lost about 2-5% gaming performance going from the 920 D0 to the 2600K. The "optimizations" the 2600K supposedly has do nothing for gaming versus the 9xx line.

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If the 2600K was pretty much guaranteed to be able to clock to those speed and be able to do Quad-SLI, I would have stuck with it. But it doesn't, so thats why I am now frolicking in the land of the 990x.

Not to mention future games are rumored to be able to use the two extra cores.
I Like this guy.
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Wadda boom*
Your rig is fake.

That is not your rig, that is your heater.
You'd be better with a FireWire DAC instead
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