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some of you guys talk as if less then 5% or so performance between cpus is life and death in a gaming system.....
All I see is 5-10fps difference between some of the cpus, and the money saved between them on a better gpu can easily boost fps more then a faster cpu can, unless you are all drooling over the SC2 and F12010 benchs....
    
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The 2500k would easily take the cake if they considered the microcenter price of 199.99 ;p
Exactly my thoughts.
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Who cares if an application is "optimized" for intel as long as the performance is there? If everything ends up optimzed for intel, then intel CPUs will give better performance and be a better buy.

Anyway, the i3 is VERY impressive to say the least. I may have to build a lan party rig...
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Off topic sorry:

This is the second toms article I have seen that mentions just cause 2 being DX11, when did they add DX11 support? or is this another typo.
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post #45 of 68
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interesting view, amd is in trouble and i do hope bulldozer lands really soon!!!!
^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ this ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ !!!!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!AMD where you at?????!!!!!!!!!
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post #46 of 68
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some of you guys talk as if less then 5% or so performance between cpus is life and death in a gaming system.....
All I see is 5-10fps difference between some of the cpus, and the money saved between them on a better gpu can easily boost fps more then a faster cpu can, unless you are all drooling over the SC2 and F12010 benchs....
This is exactly why my $95 GTS 450 has made me VERY Happy

What's 10 FPS? PFFT!

I'm happy running 1600 X 900 Medium setting in gaming, no problem 4 me !
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Toms fail with 1080p 4xaa/16xaf on a cpu benchmark.
Way to show the limits of a 480.
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A Sandy Bridge Pentium is a "threat"? That would be barely a threat to a cheezy Atom, and would only be passable for some ancient legacy applications. Something like this won't be a threat to progressive minded, advanced platforms like Bobcat and Bulldozer.

I'm not even sure why Intel plays these games. If Sandy Bridge was actually good - they'd bring it out as a real processor, not some slight reheat of some obsolete stuff, like the i7. But Pentium? They must be on the same dope Charlie Sheen is on...
I don't even know where to begin with you...

Anyway... Intel's new architecture beats AMD's older architecture. SHOCKER. Bulldozer versus the fixed, fully-loaded Sandy Bridge lineup in a couple months is what will matter. I personally believe that whatever the outcome of that is, however, Ivy Bridge will show up a number of months later and clean house regardless.
    
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Wow, alot of butt hurt amd users here. Did anyone honestly expect different results? I was kinda surprised at the i3's results though.
 
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post #50 of 68
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Pretty useless comparison if you ask me,since most games of those games clearly are "optimized" for Intel...and it shows.The one game reviewed that AMD paid to help develop is Just Cause 2,and here we can see probably more like the real comparison-
so if intel pays for developments it favors intel but when amd pays for development its the "real comparison".

lol get your fanboyism checked, it could lead to ignorance.

sandy bridge cpu are without a doubt better than any amd consumer offerings currently out now. After all they are 1.5-2generation ahead...

wait for bulldozer and we'll see...
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