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sucko_the_clown
11-14-11, 10:15 AM
This review was posted on Legitreviews this morning:

http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1773/1/

I haven't read the review yet, but just by looking at some of the benchmarks - the i73960 just about trounces the competition in just about every benchmark...

Maverick123w
11-14-11, 10:28 AM
This review was posted on Legitreviews this morning:

http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1773/1/

I haven't read the review yet, but just by looking at some of the benchmarks - the i73960 just about trounces the competition in just about every benchmark...

It's only faster in heavily threaded applications. If you're doing lots of editing and compressing and what not it's nice, but for the average user or gamer this platform does nothing.

ViN86
11-14-11, 11:15 AM
I'm glad it doesn't render my 950 obsolete tbh. :o

bob saget
11-14-11, 04:38 PM
I'm glad it doesn't render my 950 obsolete tbh. :o

yea, but even if it did, would it matter? if your CPU works good for what you use it for, then why bother? maybe that's what you meant...

mullet
11-14-11, 05:48 PM
Our systems are so fast right now whats the point. LOL that said I can't wait to upgrade again.

nekrosoft13
11-14-11, 07:42 PM
i will wait for the new quad core in spring, i want a new board with sata3, usb3.0 etc...

I would replace my x58 for diffrent x58 with sata3 etc.., but in that case sata3 is not native, and i don't want that.

Roadhog
11-15-11, 12:41 PM
2011 really needs 22nm to shine imo.

ViN86
11-15-11, 01:39 PM
yea, but even if it did, would it matter? if your CPU works good for what you use it for, then why bother? maybe that's what you meant...

That's exactly what I meant Roberto. :lol:

Pennyboy
11-17-11, 06:13 PM
I'm glad it doesn't render my 950 obsolete tbh. :o

LOL I was wondering how these would perform against my i7 2600k in gaming and glad I didn't bother waiting for them to come out. Ive had a good 7 months on my current setup and the price of these new i7's is not worth it for me as i'm mainly using my PC to game (after working with computers all day, its all I feel like doing on it LOL)

AdamK47
11-18-11, 12:22 AM
Got mine. 3960X and an Asus P9X79 Deluxe. The rest of the specs include 16GB Corsair XMS3 DDR2000, three Evga GTX 580s, 120GB OCZ Vertex 3, two 3TB Hitachi 7200RPM drives in RAID-0, and a Cooler Master HAF-X case.

mullet
11-18-11, 12:34 AM
Nice dude.

john19055
12-31-11, 05:39 AM
As long as my i7-920 will play at 4.2gigs ,I just don't see a reason to get a new CPU .I have ran it from day one at 4.2gig and have never had any problems.I don't see big enough gains to even think about it.Sure if you ran it at stock 2.66Gigs ,then there may be a reason .But a i7-920 running at 4.2Gigs ,there no point in it.I guess I got lucky with my CPU It will run at 4.5Gigs but then I have to up my voltage to 1.4v,but I just need 1.325v to run at 4.2 Gigs and I have a great heatsink so it never runs to hot.

fasedww
12-31-11, 04:07 PM
Got mine. 3960X and an Asus P9X79 Deluxe. The rest of the specs include 16GB Corsair XMS3 DDR2000, three Evga GTX 580s, 120GB OCZ Vertex 3, two 3TB Hitachi 7200RPM drives in RAID-0, and a Cooler Master HAF-X case.
KickAss Dude:thumbsup:

mullet
12-31-11, 10:38 PM
Intel + Asus what a combo. You just can't loose.