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

12 Nov 2011   #1
A Guy

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Sandy Bridge-E Benchmarks Leaked: Disappointing Gaming Performance?

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Just a handful of days ahead of Sandy Bridge-E's launch, a Chinese tech website, www.inpai.com.cn has done what Chinese tech websites do best and that's leak benchmarks and slides, Intel's NDA be damned. They pit the current i7-2600K quad core CPU against the upcoming i7-3960X hexa core CPU and compare them in several ways. The take home message appears to be that gaming performance on BF3 & Crysis 2 is identical, while the i7-3960X uses considerably more power, as one might expect from an extra two cores.
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12 Nov 2011   #2
smarteyeball

 
 

Extra cores are wasted on games. Apps that utilize all cores outperform chips with less cores. Not overly surprising really.
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12 Nov 2011   #3
AlexRD

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Extra cores are wasted on games. Apps that utilize all cores outperform chips with less cores. Not overly surprising really.
when are those, and the motherboards coming out?
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13 Nov 2011   #4
A Guy

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While this is all rather disappointing, it's best to take leaked benchmarks like this with a (big) grain of salt and wait for the usual gang of reputable websites to publish their reviews on launch day, November 14th
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13 Nov 2011   #5
AlexRD

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While this is all rather disappointing, it's best to take leaked benchmarks like this with a (big) grain of salt and wait for the usual gang of reputable websites to publish their reviews on launch day, November 14th
A Guy
the motherboards as well?
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13 Nov 2011   #6
smarteyeball

 
 

So realistically, 'general' availability in shops Dec onwards.

Mobos too. Intel wouldn't release a chip if the manufacturers had nothing to put them in
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13 Nov 2011   #7
sygnus21

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While this is all rather disappointing, it's best to take leaked benchmarks like this with a (big) grain of salt and wait for the usual gang of reputable websites to publish their reviews on launch day
What they said
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13 Nov 2011   #8
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

G-Skill released thier Quad Channel Kits already.
G.Skill RipjawsZ X79 Memory Detailed - Full Specs Leaked | Maximum-Tech

Looks like NewEgg already sold out of most of them though.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231503

Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200) Desktop Memory Model F3-19200CL11Q-16GBZHD



Hmmm .. Should I conitue with my 1155 build or go for x79.
I had changed my mind about it, but now Im considering it again LOL.
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13 Nov 2011   #9
MadSupra354

 

It isn't a good time for new CPU's.
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13 Nov 2011   #10
Beta

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 and Mac OS X 10.8.3
 
 

This is Intel's ver. of what happen to AMD with Bulldozer. All hype no new tech gained. It is a shame.
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