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Windows 7: Show Us Your WEI [3]

06 May 2012   #1261
Trev0r09

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carwiz View Post
Aren't we all?
I'm itching to do a new build but kinda waiting to see a better "step up" in the hardware arena. I haven't been impressed except with the Vertex-4. I'll take a look again in a few months.
"haven't been impressed"?

My Sandy Bridge laptop (i5-2410M CPU) with a Vertex3 SATA3 120 GB SSD on a 6 Mbps port gets 515 MB/s writes, and 552 MB/s reads, which almost saturates it.




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06 May 2012   #1262
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Trev0r09 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carwiz View Post
Aren't we all?
I'm itching to do a new build but kinda waiting to see a better "step up" in the hardware arena. I haven't been impressed except with the Vertex-4. I'll take a look again in a few months.
"haven't been impressed"?

My Sandy Bridge laptop (i5-2410M CPU) with a Vertex3 SATA3 120 GB SSD on a 6 Mbps port gets 515 MB/s writes, and 552 MB/s reads, which almost saturates it.
Good numbers indeed! What I mean is the current motherboards, memory, processors and SSDs just don't impress me enough to abandon what I have now. I do more than just run benchmarks and the real-life (to me) activity doesn't justify 100Mhz more of processor power for the cost. That's where the real work happens.
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06 May 2012   #1263
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Good point, there is no reason to move from a i7-2600 to any Ivy Bridge CPU, unless you have to have the latest or a couple points on a bench mark matter to you.
Real life performance wouldn't be noticeable.

First gen i5/i7 will see improvements but not huge, any previous gen then yes.
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07 May 2012   #1264
Trev0r09

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carwiz View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Trev0r09 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carwiz View Post
Aren't we all?
I'm itching to do a new build but kinda waiting to see a better "step up" in the hardware arena. I haven't been impressed except with the Vertex-4. I'll take a look again in a few months.
"haven't been impressed"?

My Sandy Bridge laptop (i5-2410M CPU) with a Vertex3 SATA3 120 GB SSD on a 6 Mbps port gets 515 MB/s writes, and 552 MB/s reads, which almost saturates it.
Good numbers indeed! What I mean is the current motherboards, memory, processors and SSDs just don't impress me enough to abandon what I have now. I do more than just run benchmarks and the real-life (to me) activity doesn't justify 100Mhz more of processor power for the cost. That's where the real work happens.
Hey carwiz

Howzabout this, then?

The previous-mentioned laptop with the OCZ Vertex3 boots to a usable Windows 7 desktop in 14 seconds, vs about 40 seconds with a fast 7200 rpm HDD.

Right after a boot, it launches any LibreOffice app in the blink of an eye (spreadsheet, db, writer), Firefox, IE or Chrome also launch instantaneously.

Copying multi-gigabyte files is also nearly instantaneous. Warcraft Cataclysm and Eve Online Inferno both launch in about 8 seconds (as opposed to 40 seconds). I honestly couldn't ask for more, as far as "real world" is concerned.

Even the "fast" 7200 RPM Samsung 320 GB spinner drive (with 16 MB cache) that was in here feels like rowing a kayak through molasses now, by comparison. As most SSD users have experienced, it was a revelation for me. I'll never look back to the old HDD spinner drive technology.
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07 May 2012   #1265
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 


Been there. If you look at my system specs, I'm happy, for the time being, with this system's production. I was getting 18 second boots before adding a TV card. Now, at 38-40 seconds, It's still faster than my XP machine and blows the doors off anything it can do. I'm not against ANY of the current offerings. I'm just saying for me, the marginal gain isn't worth the bucks. At least not yet.
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08 May 2012   #1266
Trev0r09

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carwiz View Post

Been there. If you look at my system specs, I'm happy, for the time being, with this system's production. I was getting 18 second boots before adding a TV card. Now, at 38-40 seconds, It's still faster than my XP machine and blows the doors off anything it can do. I'm not against ANY of the current offerings. I'm just saying for me, the marginal gain isn't worth the bucks. At least not yet.
I bought my 128 GB OCZ Vertex3 SATA3 SSD for $159 bucks at MicroCenter back in December, 2011. That was $1.24 per gigabyte, about what a new 120 GB spinner hard drive from Seagate, Western Digital or Maxtor cost when they came out way back in 2003. Even given the radically new technology, the cost/storage density price-point is scaling linearly.

The prices will only drop further, especially since OCZ (for example) has just introduced their Vertex4 line, with its new controller from newly-acquired Indilinx (it appears that the Sandforce party is over: mediocre performance with incompressible data).

Get 'em while they're hot!
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11 May 2012   #1267
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Not sure why CPU is only 7.7. It's @ 4.6GHz not 3.5GHz

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11 May 2012   #1268
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Nice results. Yeah it should be 7.8. Have you got hyperthreading on?
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11 May 2012   #1269
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
Not sure why CPU is only 7.7. It's @ 4.6GHz not 3.5GHz

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Nice new rig, when did you get that?

Edit: Just saw your OC post, looks very nice.
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11 May 2012   #1270
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulpicks21 View Post
Nice results. Yeah it should be 7.8. Have you got hyperthreading on?
NO..I turned HT off when I OC'd. My FX-8150 @4.5GHz scors 7.8 so the 3770k @ 4.6GHz should as well.
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