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    Quote Originally Posted by Boschwanza View Post
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    I cannot believe your winrar score for the phenom. 1060kb/s is somewhat low that i think you messed up something. You should get at least 1800kb/s
    Ive tested on 790GX with IGP and memory performance was worst then on 790FX ...

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    christ! so was ur take on new processor ? no game or anything guna realy take full advantage of it anyway for at least anthor year no game realy takes full advantage of my quad!!! i wil wait til next year myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan7777 View Post
    christ! so was ur take on new processor ? no game or anything guna realy take full advantage of it anyway for at least anthor year no game realy takes full advantage of my quad!!! i wil wait til next year myself.
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    OBR tested with a far to weak GFX(4850) you need GTX280 SLI or X2 4870 to take full advantage of Core I7.
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    1 4870x2 ? or 2 ? cost ? lol jesus!!! wait i am crazy money!

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    Is the i7 available anywhere?

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    Well based on what I've seen in the Guru3d review of the Core i7 and multi-GPU performance, it seems that as of now, the i7 is the chip to have if you use 3 - 4GPU configurations (2 way SLI, Crossfire gains are quite small). Single GPU configurations for gaming = C2D

    I'm predicting a 50k-55k vantage by kingpin pretty damn soon.

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    Ok like Gorguls posted, with 2 (or more) gpus, 2x 4870 or 2x GTX260/280 comparing a core i7 to E8400 you do get huge increases in FPS at high resolutions 1920x1200 especially in some newer games like Far cry 2, 63fps (i7) vs 50fps (e8400) for 4870 crossfire, 77fps (i7) vs 54 (e8400) for 260x2, 84fps (i7) vs 55, and you can clearly see the E8400 being cpu bound in Far cry 2. Dont show quad vs quad...but then again I would be upgrading from duo....

    But the bigger issue for me, is the TDP limitation "the speed limit on overclocking" indeed hardwired into the cpu as one post suggests or does it require bios support for activation and some bioses are ignoring it as another post suggests...

    For crunching data, in some near future was planning on building 2 ( wife wont tolerate my computer being faster)...but not if intel is limiting the fun of overclocking i940....and not paying 1k for a single component...5-600 maybe...that is what I would like to hear more about from the reviewers. And idle screenshots of overclocks dont tell you much as idle wont exceed tdp...not much point of having a 4ghz oc, if it only works at idle, then throttles and downclocks like the thermal control on load.
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    pcgh, xbitlabs, and bit-tech all have reviews up.
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    Wow. I sure as heck didn't expect it to be 'good' for games, but actually worse than Penryn in real-world (high res) use cases? That is ing ridiculous. They can keep this thing in the server room.

    I had high hopes, but it seems, for nothing. Doesn't even clock better than E0 Penryns on air..

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowman View Post
    Wow. I sure as heck didn't expect it to be 'good' for games, but actually worse than Penryn in real-world (high res) use cases? That is ing ridiculous. They can keep this thing in the server room.

    I had high hopes, but it seems, for nothing. Doesn't even clock better than E0 Penryns on air..
    Besides 1 or 2 games. i7 beats Core 2 in games...specially in highres!
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    X58 corei7965 @ 3.2 VS 790i & qx9770 @ 3.2




    4.2ghz i7 vs. 4.2ghz c2q




    True i7 potential at ultra low res:


    Overall - meh.

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    I can see the boost! It's like the light at the end of the tunnel!
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    The Oblivion results that jaredpace posted are very interesting.. It looks like that in highres the 790i is better (and by a quite the margin) when Multi GPU is in question !?

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    yah purdy lame of guru3d to compare to 680i
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    Quote Originally Posted by OBR View Post
    here is my complete review : http://pctuning.tyden.cz/index.php?o...1927&Itemid=28 in Czech language, but graphs dont need a translation ...
    Thanks for the complete review

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    My review but in serbian language
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    Wow, that looks really awesome. My dad was looking to have me build him a competent game PC (so he can stop using mine for BF2, and others) by the end of the year. I know what thats going to be based around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [cTx]Raptor22 View Post
    Wow, that looks really awesome. My dad was looking to have me build him a competent game PC (so he can stop using mine for BF2, and others) by the end of the year. I know what thats going to be based around.
    Actually, according to almost all the reviews ,Penryn is still a better choice for gaming from perf./$ POV.

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    Overclocking is going to be higly limited from what I read because of not frying everything through high memory voltages and high cpu voltages.

    They got to 1.4 fairly fast and 1.4 was the limit for previous 45nm cpu's

    Also if you want good bandwidth you have to push memory up alot to 1600 so you can ahve a good "fsb".

    The low multiplier likely low top voltages on the cpu's to me is very likely cripple overclocking specially on the i7 920. The poor man's version that people would get for overclocking.

    Almost all of those review's has different overclocks at different voltages some topping out fast on the 965EE, others not even giving temps or any proof of stability.

    Oh, forgot to mention everyone looking to overclock better have a good power supply, in 1 of the reviews they showed increases of 50 watts drawn at idle and 150 watts more at full load when overclocked. That is a huge amount of power draw when added to the base figure of 100-130 watts. I doubt they can likely draw much less than that, even if they did it's more then any non deafening air cooling could handle.
    In games, it seem's that they differ alot aswell, some say they're good gain's others say there's none. I'm included to believe that they gains will only be with giant expensive setup's like 2 or 3 way SLI gtx280.

    Anyone care to comment or discuss?
    (Please don't go crazy on me for not being omg it's god's cpu)
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    I agree 3-way GTX280 will show an increase on x58. Any setup running WIC & Lost planet gets a little boost. I'm waiting to see 3-way gtx280 game benchies on 790i/Core2 vs. X58/Corei7.

    Clock for clock in stuff like cod4, TF2, HL2, and crysis there is hardly any difference between two chips, especially with single card setups.
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    Have any of these reviews toyed with the MSI X58 Eclipse?

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    Me waits for a x58 m-atx mobo :p

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shintai View Post
    Besides 1 or 2 games. i7 beats Core 2 in games...specially in highres!
    really... here's HiRes example in Far Cry 2:



    Core i7 920 is even behind Phenom X4 9950BE
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nedjo View Post
    really... here's HiRes example in Far Cry 2:



    Core i7 920 is even behind Phenom X4 9950BE
    Do we now have to see some hand picked slides from here and there with GPU limits?

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