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I was tempted to switch to SB myself, but I mostly game and the transcoding I do is easily fast enough on my overclocked 1090t. That, and I'd miss looking at 6 cores
There is something to be said for the "feel" of more cores... Whether or not they really produce better performance in general every day stuff doesn't really matter because all modern CPUs are plenty fast to do just about anything just fine. There's just a nice feeling that goes with having a pile of cores sitting there, waiting to be utilized.

When I built my latest machine (sig rig) I was "upgrading" from a single core 1GHZ machine. At the time that machine was purchased many years ago, the concept of a "quad-cpu" machine was the stuff of dreams. I knew I would have probably been just as well off with a dual core for my needs, but the propus just beckoned me, I had to have it if for no other reason than to have more cores to look at

Now that I am boincing.. those cores are actually producing something useful, so I can justify it.

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As for the 2500K vs 1100T... For the time being, Intel has AMD beat across all over-lapping price ranges of SB and AMDs offerings at stock speeds. For overclockers, the "K" is required so that limits the range down but those "K" SBs kick the snot out of similarly priced AMDs.
     
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LOL,I don't know about that. If anyone needs a serious computing power, Lets say, to fold, All you sandy bridge owners will be behind Intel Hexa core owners. Even if you run it at 5Ghz against a 4.4Ghz 970
Yeah, folding is about getting the best PPD/dollar which automatically makes any Intel hexa-core out of the question.

You can build yourself a small rendering farm with 2x 2600k's for the price of Intel's very own hexa-core...

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Not really
DhryStone CPU test and Whetstone FPU

Queen CPU test and CineBench 11.5

Transcoding with MediaShow Espresso and Multi-threaded Video Transcoding H.264 (DTS5.1) to x.264 AC3 5.1


Ahh just follow the link for the rest of the tests
Both 2500k and 1100T have their strong and week points. So the difference overall is not that much, depending on their purpose.
The only thing that the 1100T beats the 2500k at is synthetic benchmarks

Rendering, transcoding/encoding 2500k > 1100T.(If only slightly)

Lets not talk about the vector extension. The SBs embarrass GTX 580s.
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I'v seen very similar results on Tom's Hardware. the sandybridge seems to be in a league of its own atm.
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I want to get an unbiased opinion on which processor is better overall with:
-games,
-heavily threaded apps
-cad
-video encoding
-etc.

thanks
Have you never heard of benchmarks or something? Google and OCN search are your friends. Here, lets us let the benchmarks speak for themselves:


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Comparing Last-Gen technology to Current-Gen technology? REALLY?

Wait for Bulldozer.
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the 2500k would rape any amd chip out their..

a 5GHZ sandy bridge = good lucky amd..
Mine only just beat a 12 core opteron in cinebench. By about 0.1 points.
Edited by Boyboyd - 3/16/11 at 5:02am
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OCN is not a place were you will get an unbiased opinion on this question..
    
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Comparing Last-Gen technology to Current-Gen technology? REALLY?

Wait for Bulldozer.
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OCN is not a place were you will get an unbiased opinion on this question..
Amen.
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Im generally an AMD guy and even im sayin the i5 tbh, but benchmarks & actual application performance are too very different things.
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