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current setup in my sig rig. is it possible my gpu's are bottlenecking my 920 at 4.2ghz? and if i were to upgrade to sb, would it make more sense to get the 2600k for the extra ht? or will the 2500k cover me? i mainly game and benchmark on my rig.

i had considered grabbing a 980x, but it seems like i would have more upgrade choices later on if i went sb now instead of investing the money in an old chipset.
post #2 of 8
No. The Extra few hundred megahertz and marginal architectural improvements will not help you that much.

I'd wait till z68 if you're that hell-bent on upgrading.
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post #3 of 8
If you have the money grab a 2600k.
Otherwise I'd wait for Ivy Bridge since you won't notice a big difference.
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This is what the world has came too! Someone feels a 4.2GHz Quad is a bottleneck! I agree, but is it really affecting your game play?

I picked 2600k over 2500k. Going from yours to 2500k does help, but why not opt for the gusto!
 
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Someone feels a 4.2GHz Quad is a bottleneck! I agree, but is it really affecting your game play?
A Q6600 would have trouble keeping up with 3x6950/70's. There are so many improvements in how communication between cores takes place over the years that blanket-statements like this should really be avoided.
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post #6 of 8
I don't think you should upgrade to Sandy Bridge as you would not see major improvements.
But if you "have" to do it, I recommend getting the 2600k that would be a fairer upgrade path.
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post #7 of 8
No you don't need to upgrade, infact with that setup I'd keep the X58 for the PCI bandwidth.
As for HT, if you're just gaming it makes absolutely no difference whatsoever.
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A Q6600 would have trouble keeping up with 3x6950/70's. There are so many improvements in how communication between cores takes place over the years that blanket-statements like this should really be avoided.
That is what I meant though. Exactly what you say. My statement is about how much more advanced chips are. I did not think it would advance this much in such a short time. These SB chips are very advanced!
 
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