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post #31 of 41
I went from an LGA 775 Core 2 Duo (dual core) to an i5 2500k quad core. It was a huge upgrade for me, but if I was already riding on the x58 playform then I wouldn't have bothered to upgrade at all.

The difference just isn't justifiable for the amount of money it would take to switch over.

That being said, however, moving from 775 to 1155 is highly justifiable to me, though the same could be said about moving from 775 to 1156 or 1366.
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must wait for... 2012 XD

LGA 1155 is such a tease!
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post #33 of 41
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Thanks Tom's!

Just when we thought the e-peen war couldn't get any worse, you defied us once more.

I hate articles like this because they make it seem like P67/SB combo decimates the competition, when it really doesn't.

So it's a little bit better, big deal. It's expected. I mean I wouldn't suspect anything else from a BRAND NEW ARCHITECTURE vs. an architecture that's been out for years.
sounds like you need to hop on the sandy bandwagon and sip the koooool aid
post #34 of 41
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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.
the main thing is that it also runs much cooler, as others have stated.
post #35 of 41
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"Recommended Specs (Recommended for optimum game play of Total War: Shogun 2):

- 2nd Generation Intel® Core™i5 processor (or greater), or AMD equivalent
- 2GB RAM (XP), 4GB RAM (Vista / Windows7)
- AMD Radeon HD 5000 and 6000 series graphics cards or equivalent DirectX 11 compatible graphics card
- 1280x1024 minimum screen resolution
- 20GB free hard disk space"

Tada!

http://www.totalwar.com/news/4808
I do believe Intel and Sega had a partnership going on for Shogun 2 and Sandy Bridge. I got Shogun 2 for free with my 2500k, and when you start the game it has the cute little "Runs best on Intel 2nd Generation Core" video. Not saying it doesn't run great on it, but I'm pretty sure you can play it perfect on a 1st gen. i5 or i7 or Core2Quad, or whatever.
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"Recommended Specs (Recommended for optimum game play of Total War: Shogun 2):

- 2nd Generation Intel® Core™i5 processor (or greater), or AMD equivalent
- 2GB RAM (XP), 4GB RAM (Vista / Windows7)
- AMD Radeon HD 5000 and 6000 series graphics cards or equivalent DirectX 11 compatible graphics card
- 1280x1024 minimum screen resolution
- 20GB free hard disk space"

Tada!

http://www.totalwar.com/news/4808
Got me there , but I would love to see the cpu scaling on this game.
Those specs are so vague. Pretty much says you need the best hardware to get the best gameplay .... @ 1280x1024.
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Got me there , but I would love to see the cpu scaling on this game.
Those specs are so vague. Pretty much says you need the best hardware to get the best gameplay .... @ 1280x1024.
I tried making a 4v4 battle on it with max settings and the largest armies, and even with a mildly overclocked 2600K at 4.5ghz, the model animations were jerky with the fps being 50+ (like blowing up hundreds of barrels in the crysis editor, smooth fps, jerky eveything else).

so yeah, from that I'd say the recommended processor is warranted.
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post #38 of 41
How many NF200 P67 boards are there?

590 users have been limited to x58 since you can't use 2 590s without a NF200 chip on your mobo even though the 590 has the chip on its PCB already.
Edited by PoopaScoopa - 4/13/11 at 11:37pm
post #39 of 41
Wow, a 3~4% increase max if any change at all. That's a little anti-climatic.
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I'm sold, I'm switching over to a 2600K asap!

/sarcasm
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