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post #11 of 68
Surely it makes sense to consider the cost of the platform rather than just the processor? Many people will seen the headline price of the processor and then forget the motherboard prices. Am3 motherboards are about $50 while 1155 h67 motherboards are $90 a pop - so should really justify the extra expense.
    
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Yeah, cut my 955 some slack, BAM baby

Edit: was to hasty in my excitement.
Edited by Scorpion87 - 3/1/11 at 9:56am
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I think you mean slack (wonders if you know what a slag is??? LOL).
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post #14 of 68
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Originally Posted by Fletcherea View Post
This seems quite useless really. Stock i3s and am3s vs non ocable sandy, just to be "fair" at under 200. Don't see much sense to it really.
The K series Sandy Bridge processors aren't under $200, and the non-K Sandy Bridge processors are quite limited in OC-ing.
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post #15 of 68
Don't know why everyone sees this as a massacre for SB; older AMD cpus at a lower pricepoint are within about 5fps and well within playable framerates. Not to mention a lack of OC ability for SB and a higher platform price. Certainly more there than meets the eye.
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Don't know why everyone sees this as a massacre for SB; older AMD cpus at a lower pricepoint are within about 5fps and well within playable framerates. Not to mention a lack of OC ability for SB and a higher platform price. Certainly more there than meets the eye.
This, Toms are known for biased comparisons so I'm not surprised quite frankly, but anyone who looks at this list and goes for SB over the other i3s or the Phenom IIs is a fool...Both the Phenom II and the Core i3 5x0s will kill the SB when OCed as those SBs won't get more than 5Mhz on the bclk.

In short: Toms releases yet another biased review.
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post #17 of 68
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Surely it makes sense to consider the cost of the platform rather than just the processor? Many people will seen the headline price of the processor and then forget the motherboard prices. Am3 motherboards are about $50 while 1155 h67 motherboards are $90 a pop - so should really justify the extra expense.
Yeah, garbage AMD motherboards with 4 + 1 vrm and zero features are $50 a pop. Decently feature rich, non-fire hazard AMD motherboards are roughly the same price as equivalent Intel boards - they start around 100 bucks. Sandy is anything but overpriced.

OT: What the hell kind of review is this anyway? "We're going to test 12 CPUs in 4 GPU limited titles, one that could go both ways, and one dual-threaded CPU intensive title!" Yeah, that makes sense. Where's bfbc2, where's GTA 4, are you kidding me? This is a CPU review? And the conclusion, "sandy has game" yeah, right guys. We need the experts to weigh in on this.
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post #18 of 68
i guess i have been out of the loop. why cant SB i3s overclock?
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i guess i have been out of the loop. why cant SB i3s overclock?
Locked Bclk, and locked multi.

Oh, Brutuz: Not everyone overclocks, in fact, the vast majority do not. Like it or not, Sandy will game much better than Phenom IIs (for 99.9% of people) regardless of their OCability, for the simple fact most game at stock settings. CPU overclocking has little effect on most titles anyway, without multiple GPUs.

Zealot: Yep, among others.
Edited by pursuinginsanity - 3/1/11 at 10:23am
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I must say in SC2 AMD is horrible.
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