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Intel Releases Core i7 ''Sandy Bridge-E'' Processors

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. n-ster

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    Why would you think that? There are some benches that show as much as 60% improvement over a 2600K on multi-threaded synthetic benchmarks
     
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    No, a 2600K with two added cores WOULD NOT be faster. Becuase that's exactly what SB-E is...it's actually 2x 2600K, memory controllers and all.

    And becuase there are dual memory controllers, not all data may end up in the same ram bank, and this affects single-threaded performance, if only marginally.

    I think that again, some people expected too much. SB-E is EXACTLY what I expected. Power consumption, performance..everything is EXACTLY where it was expected to be.

    What I want to see is some decent overclocking. And I cannot call it decetn until I play with one myself.
     
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    OCing is a great point... I am eager to see non-ES chips OCed
     
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    I am right in assuming this will be a Cruncher's wet dream?
     
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    I think so, yes. I also think that for people in my situation, whith multiple PCs in teh home, it could be useful to act as both a gaming rig and home media server, from the same box.
     
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    EXACTLY, agree 100%. :rockout:
     
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    Of course, that leads to where the real disappointment for me is...I expected 2x 2600K, for 2.5x the price. That means for me, I expected the EE chip to be an 8-core/16-thread monster, and the entry 4-core/8-thread to be about $429 or so, and perform slightly better than 2600K/2700K on bandwdith-heavy applications, like Multi GPU configs and some games.

    However, the 4-core/8-thread CPU is not out yet.

    SO I'm disappointed in two things, but big deal.
     
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    Well, Newegg shipped my 3930K early this morning, so I should have it tomorrow, I placed the order for the Rampage IV Extreme at Excaliber PC this morning too, as they were the only ones to list the board in stock, but an hr. ago a rep. called me to let me know that this was an error on their website and they don't know the ETA for the boards, so they're giving me a full refund, as they had already charged my credit card :p

    Will have to wait for the board to be in stock at Amazon or Newegg, it seems no etailer is in procession of this board yet here in America, it'll be a shame to have the CPU and no board yet :p funny when SB was released last year it was the other way around, I had my UD7 almost week before the CPUs were released :ohwell:
     
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    I am not convinced, perhaps I'll take a 2700K setup...
     
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    omg shutup you fool. I've always defended the high end. I've always purchased the high end. I'll probably still buy it when the price drops a little and the rev 2 motherboards come out.

    Its a disappointment to me because it didnt live up to expectations. The opinion around the net is its expensive and offers very little over current gen. For most tasks people do on the computer there is little to none improvement , it costs double/triple and uses much more power to perform the same as socket 1155.

    The X79 boards are cut down with less features than they were meant to have, so there will most likley be a new revision in a couple of months. We dont even know if PCI-E 3.0 is properly supported.

    And for the idiot who said socket 1366 was the same as socket 1156, Scoket 1366 came out long before socket 1156. Socket 1366 replaced socket 775 at the time and performed much better.

    I'm allowed to give my opinion without being called names. I didnt attack your opinion or anyone elses opinion so shut the fuck up.
     
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    I think you mean 3930K ;)
     
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    OMG Dave!!! Stop making sense. You are scaring away the delusional.

    WTF did you expect, exactly? It's still the Sandybridge architecture.
     
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    Clearly it's just one big conspiracy between, intel, game developers and the government to make gamers rage out.
     
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    I'm raging and I don't even know what the hell I'm raging about. It can't be SB-e because for once, something lived up to every expectation I had for it.
     
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    I suppose, who needs a reason to rage at intel anyway?

    [​IMG]
     
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    There is a bit of price raping here in Aust. 3930 for $650. I was hoping to order soon but looks like I'll be waiting until the retailers put away the lube.
     
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    Same price at Microcenter yesterday but now at 599.99$ :)

    I think that boxing day might be a good day to buy, else once the quad comes out
     
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    That's the problem with these people I guess, somehow they think it's a new gen, when it clearly isn't and somehow they believe Intel owes them something.

    SB-E guys, == Sandy Bridge.
     
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    It's always that way these days. BD CPU's were marked up pretty substantially on a bunch of sites when it first launched as well.
     
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    But will it blen... ...ok I'll refrain from saying it.

    I'm glad to see Intel putting the cache back in. There's certain things about my i2600k that I swear feel slower then my QX9650 was. I blame it on the 4mb of missing cache. The 2600 feels more "AMD'ish" or "Celeron'ish" in comparison. Any news about any "DDR4" memory that attempts to market itself as DDR3 that runs in 4 channels? Something along the lines of "digital ready" speakers?

    Oh, and because I'm such an Intel fanboy I was SO happy so see the Bulldozer reviews. :D

    @Wile-e: As far as overclocking the sbe. If the cores are the same as 2600k plus an additional mem controller then I would expect the overclocks to be the same as the 2600k IF the additional heat can be managed. Sound about right?
     
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    I'm really shocked by some comments here. Why would you expect it to be faster than SB? It's the same core/architecture.
    Also, I don't know why are many of you crying about it being bad for gaming, it's not really meant for gaming and guess what! There are actually other things you can do on your computer besides gaming.

    And also everyone should note that this is meant to be an upgrade of Gulftowns (6 core version), which was accomplished.
    The same way SB was compared to the last generation (1156 socket) SB-E should be compared to 1366.
     
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    Because we're primarily hardware enthusiasts who like to game. :) And no-one's complaining it's "bad for gaming", just that it's not any better than SB - and I was one of them.

    Anyway, benetanegia cleared that one up for us, here.
     
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