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#1 Nemo

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Posted 22 December 2008 - 10:21 PM

A lot of folks are contemplating the move to the Intel Core i7 processors which will require a new motherboard based on the X58 chipset. OCC checks out the MSI Eclipse SLI board - http://www.overclock...ws/msi_eclipse/

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#2 Turophiliac

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Posted 22 December 2008 - 10:39 PM

question for ccokeman: what GFX card setup did you use to test all the games and 3DMarks?

EDIT: Oops, just found it, nvm.

Edited by turophiliac, 22 December 2008 - 10:40 PM.

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Posted 22 December 2008 - 11:24 PM

looks like, atleast for gaming, there is absolutely no reason to go i7, especially considering the cost is roughly twice as much...

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Posted 23 December 2008 - 12:25 AM

Nice Review

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Posted 23 December 2008 - 04:50 AM

looks like, atleast for gaming, there is absolutely no reason to go i7, especially considering the cost is roughly twice as much...


That6s been known since the initial reviews. But with a better card performance scales pretty well.
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