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Windows 7: Sandy Bridge-E Benchmarks Leaked: Disappointing Gaming Performance?


17 Nov 2011   #31

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Well I'm still stuck with my slow i7-950. Bummer
I may just drop in a 970. Less hassle than an all new build. Like to see another price drop though.

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17 Nov 2011   #32

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Yeah I'd like to get a 970 too if the price it right. $500+ is a bit too step though.

BTW I bought my 950 at Micro Center earlier this year, a few months later they started selling the 960 for the same price... $229

Oh well, lets hope that 970 drastically drops in price
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17 Nov 2011   #33

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Agreed on the price being a little much; maybe with the new CPUs coming out we'll get that price drop we're looking for.

With tech prices it's always a little guessing game isn't it whether to buy or wait? Sometimes you just can't hold those horses.

I buy a lot of my stuff at Micro Center here in Michigan as well. I like to get the board and CPU locally if I can just in case something is not right. Plus I got the 920 for $199 when online prices were still close to $300.
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17 Nov 2011   #34

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Yeah I actually bought my motherboard, RAM, and a 930 for $199 at Micro Center as well. Then they had a price drop on the 950 so I jumped on it.

Funny thing is that when the i7 systems first hit I was all set to get one with a i7-950 for about $550 until Amazon botched my order. After that I put the system on hold until about a year or so later when I decided to revisit the system build and wound up getting a 930, and then later upgrading to the 950 for $229.

Looking back on it now Amazon's screw up was my savings
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17 Nov 2011   #35

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Looking back on it now Amazon's screw up was my savings
Sometimes life's funny that way.
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17 Nov 2011   #36

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by legacy7955 View Post
Ahh,

I really hate the corporate culture at Intel....

I'm glad, at least AMD isn't alone in the fail. Actually this is a bigger failure for Intel because much more is expected of them compared to AMD. LOL

Always been a fan of AMD, they just seem like a more geek friendly, down to earth company.
This isn't a fail. The performance is there and in most case, better than the i7 9xx line and the memory optimization is very impressive. However like some said before me, what will your game gain of your 2 extra cores if your games only supports 4? It's like your having a 4 core CPU beng compared with the 4-cores middle-ground CPUs... off course there won't be a huge difference. Now, I can only name one software of top of my mind that will actually care of all those cores... yeah.
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17 Nov 2011   #37

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

If the software doesn't limit the CPU, the GPUs will.
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21 Nov 2011   #38

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Hey gamers - spare a thought for us Cinema 4D users. C4D eats cores for breakfast.

In my little render farm I have 2600K + i7-930 + 2 quad cores = 24 threads

so this new 6C/12T cpu looks good to me. Softpedia did a Cinebench test and the new cpu scored 12.3 (my 2600K @ 4.6GHz scores 8.9)

I know what I want for Xmas !


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21 Nov 2011   #39

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Indeed, you are the small percentage that this CPU will appeal to. It is not a bad CPU, it's just not for most. A Guy
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21 Nov 2011   #40

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post

BTW I bought my 950 at Micro Center earlier this year, a few months later they started selling the 960 for the same price... $229
lol, the same thing happened when I got my 920, but it was only a few weeks before the 930 was released. Ah, well.
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