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Old 11-17-2008, 11:44 PM   #21 (permalink)
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NO!!! PRices will drop, and the new 5 series ATi cards will come out@$!#$#!@$%

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so, what happens if you get a dud that doesnt clock high? do you think that all chips will hit 5ghz with just anyone pokin around on it? no, thats a rare case and, more importantly...someone who knows what they are doing.
im tellin ya, benchmarks show the i7 lacking in gaming performance compared to yorkfield. certainly behind a similarly clocked wolfdale.
i say stick with the yorkie man. brand new tech like i7 will have kinks that haven't even begun to be worked out yet with end-users.
I once said they sucked, until somebody told me they were old benchmarks, that weren't ustilizing the full power of the i7.
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ok im done.
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Old 11-17-2008, 11:50 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I'm sorry if I offended you, but I said like the same thing as you, but they told me the benchmarks were off..
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Personally I'd go i7. If you're gonna spend 320 bucks on a quad core, why not a top of the line one? I don't think the Q9550 will be so much better than the i7 in gaming. And once games start utilizing 4 cores, it'll be worth it. And to be honest, it's not like performance sucks with an i7 in game. It might not be as good as a yorkfield, but it'll be more than enough to handle any game without bottlenecking anyway.

And 1337 JohnN, once again... the 5 series is NOT COMING OUT ANY TIME SOON. They're not even finished developing the 4 series.
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Old 11-18-2008, 12:26 AM   #25 (permalink)
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yeah i suppose looking at it like price wise it would be a good idea if you were going to spend that much. gaming performance definitely doesnt suck. but unless you have 2 or 3 gtx260's or hd4870x2's and play at 1600 or below, you wont notice a huge difference between the i7 and say...an e8500. ie at higher resolutions 1920+, the performance difference is pretty small in most cases.
i just think there are little buggy-boos yet to be discovered in nehalem and definitely in the motherboards. maybe its just because i am not looking to buy one ATM lol that i am so critical.
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Old 11-18-2008, 12:38 AM   #26 (permalink)
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lol, trotter said like early next year..

I think you'd have to wait for both quads, because prices will both go down. By then, most kinks will be fixed, or found..

Plus, a quad is more future prrof than a dualcore. and a i7 board is too.
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John he already has a Yorkfield. If he won't notice much of a gaming difference with the Core i7. He should wait it out, its not like his computer is slow AT ALL.

I mean shoot I m still waiting it out with an X2.
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yeah dude this rig will last another year + (LOL you kow ill probably buy something new next week lol). 'specially after i pop in that 2nd 4870. then it might be time for a nehalem.
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But what should th OP pick, not nagasama, because he knows what to pick...

How come I never see GTX260 in SLi benchmarks??
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there's some good ones on guru3d.
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