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11-02-2011 07:06 PM
Sethy666 Thanks Razi3l, totally unexpected and suprising:)

From a gaming perspective, its food for thought. Id like to know how this lil beasties fold.
11-02-2011 06:49 PM
advntk
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Originally Posted by qwertyegg;15281072 
show us starcraft2 lol

yes please show us sc2 !! =)
10-12-2011 01:49 PM
qwertyegg
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Originally Posted by Famousss;15278220 
its kinda wierd from intel that they didnt improve preformance in next generation of i3... also i3 is cheaper than i7..

it's improved, the only problem is you cannot oc
10-12-2011 01:47 PM
qwertyegg show us starcraft2 lol
10-12-2011 10:02 AM
Famousss its kinda wierd from intel that they didnt improve preformance in next generation of i3... also i3 is cheaper than i7..
10-12-2011 06:37 AM
Tokkan
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Originally Posted by BallaTheFeared View Post
Yeah I never read it again, I made this post back on 2/17
You missing the point, I agree with what you said on XX date, but put your self in this position.
You dont have much money and you want to buy a decent computer to do some gaming on right?
You have arround 600$, you wont do a multi gpu setup.
You will buy a CPU that will be enough for gaming and a GPU that can push enough frames at max quality for you to game.
People buying i3's wont put Sli 580's on them, thats brainless...

Hope you know that there are still people buying QuadCore Athlon's for gaming...
Because they are cheap...
10-12-2011 04:51 AM
everplexmedia Nice review! Thank you! Repped
10-10-2011 05:51 PM
BallaTheFeared
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Originally Posted by Tokkan View Post
Taken from OP.
Yeah I never read it again, I made this post back on 2/17

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Originally Posted by BallaTheFeared View Post
No, the verdict is in older games that are not optimized for 3+ cores the dual core cpu loses nothing to the same chip with more cores.

Think of it this way.

Take a cpu with 1 core i series core in it, in a program that can only use one core it will be as fast as a cpu with 20000000000000000000 core i series cores in it.

So in games that use only two cores like Crysis, a core i3 clocked the same as a core i7-9x0 will perform nearly the same. Adding more GPUs in this case will bottleneck on both chips exactly the same. The additional cores of an i7 would play no benefit whatsoever no matter how many gpus you add in a game that can only use two cores.

In a game that can use 4 cores, the core i7 can be significantly faster than the core i3, when you add more gpus this gap will grow significantly, because the additional gpu power will not provide any benefit past the point of a cpu bottleneck. If that bottleneck was reached on a single card with a i3, but not on the i7 chip, the gap will grow even greater.
10-10-2011 04:37 PM
lightsout
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Originally Posted by ekg84 View Post
so many people actually miss the point of such comparisons. First generation i3's are a great budget chips. When overclocked at 4+ ghz an i3 is fast enough to pair it with single high end gpu such as 6950/70 or gtx570/580 without bottlenecking it. In fact Clarkdale i3 IMO is actually better buy than i3 sandy bridge cause SB i3 can not be overclocked. If only intel released K version of new i3... those would sell like crazy.

Check this review:

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...or-review.html

and my thread of i3 [email protected] vs i7 [email protected]

https://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...4-3ghz-vs.html
I agree, the SB i3 is a no go for me no option to OC is lame. I have an i3-550 in my htpc. The little thing is a beast, had it at 4ghz for a while on the stock cooler. Ran it as a mid range gaming rig with a 560ti and it kicked butt.
10-10-2011 04:29 PM
ekg84 so many people actually miss the point of such comparisons. First generation i3's are a great budget chips. When overclocked at 4+ ghz an i3 is fast enough to pair it with single high end gpu such as 6950/70 or gtx570/580 without bottlenecking it. In fact Clarkdale i3 IMO is actually better buy than i3 sandy bridge cause SB i3 can not be overclocked. If only intel released K version of new i3... those would sell like crazy.

Check this review:

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...or-review.html

and my thread of i3 [email protected] vs i7 [email protected]

https://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...4-3ghz-vs.html
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