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<a class= Nov 15, 2011, 06:37pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Nov 15, 2011, 06:38pm EST

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I am surprised that nobody has talked about it here since the launch. Probably been busy rebuilding all your rigs asap with this cheap upgrade.
/sarcasm

So what are your thoughts?

I think X79 is a no-brainer.

If you only are interested in gaming for the most part, and you currently have i7 9xx or 2xxx, it's not worth the price for the upgrade.

If you run professional apps and need a lot of raw cpu power - then yes, it might be worth the price.

Or if you're just crazy to spend all your money on latest and greatest, well...there is no hope for you.



P.S. Still..50 Gigs-a-sec memory bandwidth is B.S.
source: http://www.guru3d.com/article/core-i7-3960x-processor--msi-x79...-review/20


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BoT Nov 15, 2011, 07:52pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Intel Socket 2011 and X79
sovietdoc said:

If you run professional apps and need a lot of raw cpu power - then yes, it might be worth the price.


not might be worth but most certainly be worth it.the price is high but actually not too bad
the 6 core goes for 500-600 which is about even with the current 970 and 980
so for anybody wanting a 6 core that would certainly be a better route

i don't think they tested in a quad channel config over at guru3d
the 50Gb/s is a bit optimistic as a real world figure.
it's 4 channels with each 12.8GB/s x4 = 51.2GB.s theoratical
i would be pretty disappointed if it only turns out 19.xxx GB/s

i really like that you can get double up the banks to get 8 modules going. wityh 4gb modules you would end up with 32GB. very nice for VM's

i hope the next gen will combine Ivy Bridge 3d gate tech with some of the features of the SB-E

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>> Re: Intel Socket 2011 and X79
I think Intel will keep their "mainstream" segment 4-core only. So no 6 or 8 cores in Ivy Bridge :(

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BoT Nov 16, 2011, 01:45am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Intel Socket 2011 and X79
yes but the Ivy Bridge will come to the 2011 socket and the X79 chipset with the Ivy Beidge -E

one think i am really disappointed with thou with x79 platform is the DMI connection
why did intel drop the QPI? thats non sense, especially with how much they throw on the x79

it's like having a V8 slurp gasoline through a straw :/

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>> Re: Intel Socket 2011 and X79
Intel X79 Quad Channel and Z68 Dual Channel Memory Performance Analysis
http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/4416/intel_x79_quad_channel_...ndex6.html

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>> Re: Intel Socket 2011 and X79
They probably didn't want to make too good. Problem with huge corporations is their strive for profit. Why make a product that lasts 3 years if you can make one to last a yea and keep changing it a bit, and extend the sales over 3 year period?

Maybe some of the decisions Intel has made with current SB-E are based on their future plans, and didn't want this new CPU/Chipset to be "too quick"

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