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Did someone already use Sandy Bridge for Folding?

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The specs & benchmarks look really good. I'd be interested in some real numbers.
 
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Makes two that likes to know how a 2600K will fair on the -bigadv units. The 1156 quads with HT are doing worse then a similar clocked i920 but the memory read/write figures are good for the new kid. I will be lurking around on folding@home forum to see if I can get soem real figures.
 
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the performance with the i7-875k and i7-2600k both at the same clocks are close to the same performance only like 10-15% increase so just take someones i7-875k folding numbers and do the math, the difference wont be huge.
 

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Have any prices been announced? 31K ppd for SMP is very nice. Can't wait to see some -bigadv results.

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My guess is that you (US) will see them before we do. No listings here yet for the CPU alone but one retailer has ready made (hmmm) PC's at a price that suggest a price close to the MSRP.
 
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Have any prices been announced? 31K ppd for SMP is very nice. Can't wait to see some -bigadv results.

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This is the only prices that I've seen for these chips that won't be available until 01/09/11. Also the prices are in-store. I was hoping to put together a Sandy Bridge system but after analyzing my check book that won't happen.

http://www.microcenter.com/storefronts/powerspec/index.html

After taking a closer look the prices are before the in-store savings.
 
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This is the only prices that I've seen for these chips that won't be available until 01/09/11. Also the prices are in-store. I was hoping to put together a Sandy Bridge system but after analyzing my check book that won't happen.

http://www.microcenter.com/storefronts/powerspec/index.html

After taking a closer look the prices are before the in-store savings.
I might have to take a day trip to MC if I see nice enough results.
 
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Link in #5 "claims" that it's good (at 4.9 Ghz). No real proof yet since no final (100 %) HFM.net log is shown.
 
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Update - 4.3 GHz on a 6900 yields 27:54 - 41,791 PPD http://www.overclock.net/overclock-...7-2600k-dedicated-bigadv-build-w-pics-18.html (post 180). Better then our old i7's at similar clock (not much proff for that claim since http://foldingforum.org/viewtopic.php?f=55&t=14757 for some reason ;) only have lower clocked 45 nm chips but my best run @ 4.1 was at 30:05 TPF). Want one soooooo bad

Eidt: The same guy gives the 4.3 GHz figure in post 182 for his i930 - 29:11 so slightly fast but not more then that. The selling point will have to be higher OC then we were used to and hence a nice bump in PPD for -bigadv.
 
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I should have a 2600K by the end of the week here.

I'll try to get an idea of what it can do and post up.

Funny as I'm actually replacing a 875k with it.
 

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If people here are still awaiting folding results, I've been folding -bigadv on a liquidcooled 2600K at 4.7Ghz for over a week now, and here are the results I've seen:

On P6900 and P2686: TPF of about 26:05, and a PPD of 46K. Bigadvs take a little less than 2 days to complete.
On P2684: TPFs are higher (IIRC, around 35min) and PPD of about 35K.
 
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My numbers are on hold as my mobo is smoked.... Obviously awaiting a new one...... For months yet. :(

Dunno what happened, it was having goofy random blue screens from the get go, then pop one day.... Tested everything else, so I guess it was just a bad one :(
 
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My numbers are on hold as my mobo is smoked.... Obviously awaiting a new one...... For months yet. :(

Dunno what happened, it was having goofy random blue screens from the get go, then pop one day.... Tested everything else, so I guess it was just a bad one :(
Are you sure that it will get replaced under that program or does it need to be RMA'd now?
 
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Are you sure that it will get replaced under that program or does it need to be RMA'd now?
Problem is they will not ship a replacement now, I will have to wait until they get the issue fixed to GET a replacement.

Getting an Asus P7P55D-E and an i5 760 to hold me over.