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post #11 of 41
Interesting to see P67 8/8/4 ahead of X58 16/8/8 using trifire 6950s on page 16.
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I honestly see the limitations being seen in the later sockets.. We still need the bandwidth however to fully saturate it on the NOW stuff e.g our gpus would not be seen. When the pci e stuff comes we will be back to this comparison again it's starting to be a horrendous cycle all over again, bandwidth wars.
But anyways like the other poster said I agree.
Edited by v1ral - 4/12/11 at 8:17am
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post #14 of 41
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So, a superior CPU makes up for motherboard and RAM limitations.

I guess that ends that.
They were testing how the platforms compared for gaming with multiple GPUs. It would seem, from their results, that P67 is better for that.
post #15 of 41
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Sandy Bridge processor’s superior performance and overclocking capabilities, slams the lid on the coffin for X58 gaming.
This made me laugh.

Bring me a game that requires a sandy bridge quad core as recommended spec.

Ill even wait three years.
Edited by TrainRekS - 4/12/11 at 8:52am
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NOO!!!
We still have a stronghold!!
But it is new tech
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post #17 of 41
It's not just the new tech advantage that comes into play but also the price point.

A 2500k comes in $50 cheaper than an i7 950, and only $20 more than an i5 760.

An 8 GB kit of DDR3 is only $10 more than a 6 GB kit of similar speed.

The best part though is that you can get a board that will overclock a 2500k to north of 4.5ghz (P67 chipset) for $130. 1366 boards start at $180.

So not only is the new architecture better (which we expected) but doing a price comparsion

i7 950 $290
3x2GB DDR3 1600mhz (g.skill for example) $70
1366 board (Asus P6T) $180

Total: $540


i5 2500k $230
P67 motherboard (Asus P8P67-M or Gigabyte UD3) $130
2x4GB DDR3 1600 (G.skill for example) $80

Total: $440


Then you factor in that you can reach at least 4.5ghz on the 2500k with mediocre air cooling compared to what you need just to reach 4ghz with an i7 950 and it becomes cheaper.

It's not just performance but the bang for the buck factor here. No one is surprised that the new architecture is better, what makes it a (pleasant) surprise is that it needs much less aggressive (read cheaper, many members using a CM 212+ on 2500k chips, a $30 cooler...) cooling but that it's also $100 cheaper for similar configs.
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Toms means I wouldn't read it without a massive mountain of salt, but common sense dictates that if no card is limited much if at all by 8x then a faster CPU/having the PCIe lanes on the CPU would of course be faster.
    
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So latest architecture is cheaper and faster. No surprise there. Im still very happy with my setup and it does what I need it to.
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So latest architecture is cheaper and faster. No surprise there. Im still very happy with my setup and it does what I need it to.
This.
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