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What is Ivy? With my current video card, can I do 3x eyefinity?
Ivy Bridge is Intel's upcoming line of processors, on 22nm fabs. Currently they're on Sandy Bridge, but I don't really think you'd gain that much out of going to Sandy Bridge from your current setup.

I also realize you can do 3x eyefinity on your current setup, but I suggested CF5870 just for more gpu power. If you'd like to stay single card, you can look at the 6990 for an upgrade. Otherwise, 5870's can be had for pretty cheap to upgrade your graphics power.

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I am currently OC'ed to 4.0GHz from stock 2.66Ghz. I wan to go with 8 cores, hyper thread to 16 cores, is that possible?
I'm not sure what you'd need with 16 cores, but Ivy Bridge is rumored to have 8 core CPU's, possibly with HT as well. They'll probably cost a pretty penny as well.

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I don't have room in my case to accommodate a sound card; I am more interested in video upgrades
If you want video upgrades, go with a 3rd monitor and a 2nd 5870. Or if you're willing to spend more money, might as well go with CF6970.
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post #22 of 42
Bulldozer will be coming out with an 8-core CPU
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post #23 of 42
Watercooling and GPU update, and Intel 510 series SSD

save whatever is left for platform upgrade this fall for Ivy Bridge
 
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There's these beast things called xeon's
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post #25 of 42
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I am currently OC'ed to 4.0GHz from stock 2.66Ghz. I wan to go with 8 cores, hyper thread to 16 cores, is that possible?
You'd need an EVGA SR-2 for that which is 700$ + you'll need to buy a second cpu/cpu cooler and ram.

Looking at your current build I'd say that these would be the upgrades that would make sense:

1. SSD - 120gb or more, should cost at least 200$
2. A third 2407WFP for Eyefinity
3. Sell your 5870 and buy a 6990's.
4. Buy 6 or 12 more GB of RAM and disable Page File.
5. Go watercooling - infinite amount of money can be spent there
6. Get a new case for watercooling
7. A dedicated sound card
8. Save and pay your electricity bill
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post #26 of 42
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Originally Posted by bfeng91 View Post
Ivy Bridge is Intel's upcoming line of processors, on 22nm fabs. Currently they're on Sandy Bridge, but I don't really think you'd gain that much out of going to Sandy Bridge from your current setup.

I also realize you can do 3x eyefinity on your current setup, but I suggested CF5870 just for more gpu power. If you'd like to stay single card, you can look at the 6990 for an upgrade. Otherwise, 5870's can be had for pretty cheap to upgrade your graphics power.



I'm not sure what you'd need with 16 cores, but Ivy Bridge is rumored to have 8 core CPU's, possibly with HT as well. They'll probably cost a pretty penny as well.



If you want video upgrades, go with a 3rd monitor and a 2nd 5870. Or if you're willing to spend more money, might as well go with CF6970.
If I get another 5870, how does that hook up to 3 monitors? 2 video cards to 3 monitors? that doesn't sound right
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post #27 of 42
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Watercooling and GPU update, and Intel 510 series SSD

save whatever is left for platform upgrade this fall for Ivy Bridge
Ivy Bridge this fall? Proof? I remember seeing a quote from intel saying they are assuming it will be released Q1-2 2012
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probably shoudln't have posted that
Edited by TitaniumClocker - 3/27/11 at 12:22am
 
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post #29 of 42
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thats great advice, seriously, where are you located? I'll pick you up, we'll go out for girls and drugs together, Long Island area by any chance?
Maryland...I'll be in Jersey this summer come on down!
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post #30 of 42
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lol I work for the company... Their goal is this fall
Well then... AMD should be worried!
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