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AMD hasn't had a high end cpu since 2006, want to hear another cool story?
    
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AMD hasn't had a high end cpu since 2006, want to hear another cool story?
Intel's CPU's have been overpriced since then.
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post #23 of 79
You have a 6 core now.
It's plenty enough for gaming.
But since you're not on a X4 or LGA 775, I would wait until Bulldozer in your case.
No rush yet!
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Balla please stop "Contaminating" OCN, your biased Graphs and view are not helping anyone.

GAMES are the most usefull tool to show bottlenecks, not silly 3DMark...
3DMark favours Intel and you damn know that.

Most people play Games not stupid Virtual Benchmarks all day.
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OK well The upgrade is needed now and i only have 370 to spend. My processor is dying(i know this because it keeps blue screening evry 5 to 15 min, But when I replace it with my friends identical its fine. So if im gonna spend the money was wanting a good processor. Pluss I heard ivy was gonna be 1155 same as sandy. So fanboyism aside My current six core when it was working was only allowing my gpus in most games to get 60% usage in crossfire. If your confident i5 sandy 2500k will not bottleneck and overclock nice im jumpin ship
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3D Mark Vantage is dual threaded, however it isn't what I would consider a cpu intensive dual threaded test, you'll find real world games will result in less gpu usage even at 1080p than you'll see with the performance present in 3D Mark Vantage.
3DMark Vantage supports up to 24 CPU threads.

OP, I don't think the difference will be significant enough to justify a new purchase, unless you're just itching to buy some new hardware.
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Originally Posted by Jesse^_^ View Post
Balla please stop "Contaminating" OCN, your biased Graphs and view are not helping anyone.

GAMES are the most usefull tool to show bottlenecks, not silly 3DMark...
3DMark favours Intel and you damn know that.

Most people play Games not stupid Virtual Benchmarks all day.
This coming from a guy who shows his gpu usage in a game while screen shotting himself looking at a rock away from all the action?


Right on.


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3DMark Vantage supports up to 24 CPU threads.
You're confusing the cpu test with the gpu test.



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OK well The upgrade is needed now and i only have 370 to spend. My processor is dying(i know this because it keeps blue screening evry 5 to 15 min, But when I replace it with my friends identical its fine. So if im gonna spend the money was wanting a good processor. Pluss I heard ivy was gonna be 1155 same as sandy. So fanboyism aside My current six core when it was working was only allowing my gpus in most games to get 60% usage in crossfire. If your confident i5 sandy 2500k will not bottleneck and overclock nice im jumpin ship
80% gpu bottleneck is no joke.

Sandy Bridge will be able to perform much better for you, enjoy your new system.
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You have a 6 core now.
It's plenty enough for gaming.
But since you're not on a X4 or LGA 775, I would wait until Bulldozer in your case.
No rush yet!
I would agree with waiting..screw benchmarks, 6 cores is more than enough for any game right now,AMD has their upcoming "Bulldozer", Intel has something more coming up not too long from now.
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Balla please stop "Contaminating" OCN, your biased Graphs and view are not helping anyone.

GAMES are the most usefull tool to show bottlenecks, not silly 3DMark...
3DMark favours Intel and you damn know that.

Most people play Games not stupid Virtual Benchmarks all day.
^ That. ^
Your 8400 @ nearly 4Ghz with a GTX460 is more than enough for gaming as well.
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The i5 2500k will definitely not bottleneck those 6950s, especially if you overclock it to ~5Ghz (which is pretty easy from what I've heard). At those speeds, the i5 will absolutely destroy your PhII x6. If you can wait a few months, Bulldozer and Ivy Bridge will be released. But if you can't wait that long, the 2500k won't disappoint.
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OK well The upgrade is needed now and i only have 370 to spend. My processor is dying(i know this because it keeps blue screening evry 5 to 15 min, But when I replace it with my friends identical its fine. So if im gonna spend the money was wanting a good processor. Pluss I heard ivy was gonna be 1155 same as sandy. So fanboyism aside My current six core when it was working was only allowing my gpus in most games to get 60% usage in crossfire. If your confident i5 sandy 2500k will not bottleneck and overclock nice im jumpin ship
Can't you RMA it with AMD?
I think Intel has a 3 year warranty on their CPUs...
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