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  1. Seriously, you think LGA2011 will go past Haswell? It's Intel. It won't. DDR4 will be out then....
  2. There is no roadmap stating this and when the shrink the die, the socket will be dead.
  3. Well, I'm having to RMA my ASRock Z77E-ITX motherboard, and the CS rep is giving me the run-around... I have had bad Asus boards and Gigabytes. 1 boards fault is not representative of bad product plus it is not the board I listed. Sometimes poop happens.
  4. Thanks DM. This thread should get a lot of hits for the club too. Traffic builder perhaps?
  5. Ya, I had a doosh bag tell me recently the i3 2120 was better than the A10-5800K so I whipped out a can of whoop ass for him. Thoght I would share it.
  6. I tested just about Z77 every board. Ed's choice of the GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H is good. ASRock's Asrock Z77 Extreme4 is also good and MSI's Z77-GD55 is also good. Don't listen to DNAAngle and try to brainwash you about ASRock. ASRock makes as good of boards as any. Asus has had bios issues on the Z77 platform but their boards are good. I would pass Asus on the Z77 side IMO.
  7. The term bottlenecking is used way too often.......There is no measuring stick for bottlenecking. If the game plays smoothly, I would not worry. Overclocking helps eliminate bottlenecking on the CPU side to some extent if there is any.
  8. Summary The debate may continue on what processor is better but facts are facts. Dissecting the various levels can be confusing as many assume Intel makes the best processors. Intel
  9. Gaming Benchmarks Battlefield 3 Battlefield 3 (commonly abbreviated BF3) is a first-person shooter video game developed by EA Digital Illusions CE and published by Electronic Arts. It is a direct sequel to 2005's Battlefield 2, and the twelfth installment in the Battlefield franchise. In BF3, Intel beats AMD using our Radeon 7970 in both stock and overclocked. As a side note: I used 13.2 Beta drivers for the testing. Call of Duty Call of Duty: Black Ops II is a first-person shooter video game, developed by Treyarch and published by Activision (Square Enix for Japan). The single-player campaign features two connected storylines, with the first set from 1986 to 1989 during the final years of the first Cold War, and the other set in 2025 during a second Cold War. The protagonist of Black Ops, Alex Mason returns as the protagonist in the first Cold War section, and chronicles the rise to infamy of the game's primary antagonist, Raul Menendez,[14] a Nicaraguan narco-terrorist and the leader of "Cordis Die", a populist movement celebrated as the champion of victims of economic inequality. C.O.D shows equal performance at 93FPS but overclocked was a tad slower. When running multi-player and scenes that are not programmed, these things do happen. None the less, looks like relative equal performance with Call of Duty. Dirt 3 Dirt 3 (stylised DiRT 3) is a rallying video game and the third in the Dirt series of the Colin McRae Rally series, developed and published by Codemasters. With Dirt 3, we see a reversal. AMD pulls one out here. Alien vs. Predator Test your PC's DirectX 11 performance with this free, standalone benchmark test based upon Rebellion's 2010 inter-species shooter Aliens vs. Predator. The test shows xenomorph-tastic scenes using tessellation and other such fancy DX11 features. AvP also shows equal performance. Resident Evil 6 Resident Evil 6 is a third-person shooter video game in the Resident Evil series, developed and published by Capcom. Capcom defines the game's genre as "dramatic horror", however there is disagreement among reviewers whether this installment belongs in survival horror genre. Lastly, Intel
  10. Real World Benchmarks Excel Trader.net Trader Net Excel benchmark is an excellent real world tool. It takes multiple Excel spreadsheets and uses them in building OHLC data, Tick conversion, charts, price changes and calculations. In our first real world benchmark, AMD
  11. Synthetic Benchmarks 3DMark 11 3DMark 11 is a DirectX 11 video card benchmark test for Windows that is designed to measure your PC's gaming performance. 3DMark 11 makes extensive use of DirectX 11 features including tessellation, compute shaders and multi-threading. Trusted by gamers worldwide to give accurate and unbiased results, 3DMark 11 is the best way to consistently and reliably test DirectX 11 under game-like loads. In 3DMark 11, we see a tight race: about 1% difference in total score. Intel wins by a close margin at stock speeds but AMD pulls ahead overclocked. Looks like we are seeing a trend. 3DMark 2013 (Fire Strike) The new 3DMark includes everything you need to benchmark your hardware. With three all new tests you can bench everything from smartphones and tablets, to notebooks and home PCs, to the latest high-end, multi-GPU gaming desktops. And it's not just for Windows. With 3DMark you can compare your scores with Android and iOS devices too. Ditto with FireStrike: The A10-5800K overclocked takes a close race. PCMark 7 PCMark 7 is a complete PC benchmarking solution for Windows 7 and Windows 8. It includes 7 tests combining more than 25 individual workloads covering storage, computation, image and video manipulation, web browsing and gaming. Specifically designed for the full range of PC hardware from netbooks and tablets to notebooks and desktops, PCMark 7 offers complete Windows PC performance testing for home and business use. The trend continues with PCMark7. Many like this benchmark as it scores the total system with a slew of tests. AMD pulls a very short victory. Very little separation with PCMark 7. PassMark Passmark is a fast, easy to use, PC speed testing and benchmarking. PassMark PerformanceTest
  12. Memory Aida64 AIDA64 implements a set of 64-bit benchmarks to measure how fast the computer performs various data processing tasks and mathematical calculations. Memory and cache benchmarks are available to analyze system RAM bandwidth and latency. Processor benchmarks utilize MMX, 3DNow!, SSE, XOP, FMA, and AVX instructions, and scale up to 32 processor cores. For legacy processors all benchmarks are available in 32-bit version as well. AIDA64 Disk Benchmark determines the data transfer speed of hard disk drives, solid-state drives, optical drives, and flash memory based devices. There is no secret here. Intel owns AMD with memory read/write and copy speeds along with Latencies. We will see if the additional bandwidth equates to better performance shortly. Disk Performance ATTO The ATTO Disk Benchmark performance measurement tool is compatible with Microsoft Windows. Measure your storage systems performance with various transfer sizes and test lengths for reads and writes. Several options are available to customize your performance measurement including queue depth, overlapped I/O and even a comparison mode with the option to run continuously. Use ATTO Disk Benchmark to test any manufacturers RAID controllers, storage controllers, host adapters, hard drives and SSD drives and notice that ATTO products will consistently provide the highest level of performance to your storage. In disk performance between the platforms using the Asmedia and Intel Controller: Linear speeds trade blows in read and write performance. USB 3.0 CrystalMark CrystalMark is a useful benchmark suite, that lets you to test your CPU, memory, HDD and video (GDI, Direct Draw, OpenGL) subsystems. The program also shows some information about your system. The report can be saved in a text or HTML. I also wanted to test USB 3.0 performance between the platforms. For today
  13. Introduction Choosing hardware for a computer can be a daunting task. For most, choosing the right processor can be as equally challenging. For those not familiar with processors and performance, Intel has held the king of performance for many years but AMD has shaken up the competition as recent. In 2011 AMD introduced Zacate and Llano which used AMD
  14. Ed, Nvidea will have its mid range models soon but you are correct. Their mid range models should beat Radeon but the gap is pretty significant and they ar loosing marketshare. Poor planning and production on their part. Their stock took a serious dive 1st Q 2012. Expect the same second Q.
  15. Phenoms never had performance but pricing, yes. AMD's performance has been the same for over 2 years. Not 1 bit of improvement.
  16. I have to say, the improvement the OP reports would make the 212 better than the Noctua D 14 and that won't happen. I am not saying temps are not better. have to be realistic on this one.
  17. :biggrin: A side bar, waco bottom feeds! :biggrin:
  18. I see how things are here. Waco is allowed to troll and stirr things up and nothing gets done. Thats cool. he has nothing better to do. :rtfm:
  19. AMD announced months ago they gave up on competing for the performance king. Intel is not sandbagging. Ivybridge only brought 5% better performance over SandyBridge. The stock from both AMD and Intel has dropped due to a bleak desktop market and it is common knowledge they both are aiming more toward the mobility market and graphics is a primary focus. AMD having Fusion technology has a edge here but for us enthusiasts, El Captain is correct. Get the 2600K. Z77 motherboards are pretty cheap along with DDR3 memory. The time is right to buy the platform. That said, this is the final show for socket 1155. Haswell will use LGA 2011(more bandwidth with quad channel memory) and the motherboards are very expensive (Starting out at $300 and up to $500). Watch and see the price of Haswell also. AMD has nothing to compete with it so the entire platform will be pricey. As for an everday noticable difference between Bulldozer and SandyBridge?. I have a AMD FX-8150/ 990FXA, a Sandy 2600K/Z77, Ivy 3770K/ Z77 and a Sandy E 3930K/X79 setups and there is very noticable differences between all Intel and Bulldozer rigs. Bulldozer is very sluggish in most apps compared to even my 2600K setup. For the price, Sandybridge 2600K with a budget Z77 motherboard is actually cheaper than the FX-8150 eight core if ya hit up Microcenter like el_Captain suggested and the decision is a no brainer. 12 months from now, a different ballgame will be upon us. So speculating on a rig at this point is worthless IMO.......Sandy may be even less then but mmost likely on the list to be phased out. I hope AMD's Piledriver is better than Bulldozer. A competitive AMD makes a competative Intel...... Trinity CPU's will be in full force by then and if you do not have the cash, get the best bang for your buck when you are ready....... It is difficult to say what will shake out by then as far as pricing goes..... .Hope this helps.
  20. I have a Llano laptop and besides it having a 5400RPM HDD which I switched, it is a good product. Trinity will be better.
  21. Was hardware for LGA2011. Not all heatsinks are engineered for LGA 2011. The nuts on the socket are 40mm and the platform does NOT require a backplate. FYI, SnadyBridge E processors run much hotter thanSandyBridge and this cooler should not be recommended anyhow IMO.
  22. If I am interpreting you correctly. Yes it is but 3D Trigate Transistors(IMO), they are the cilprit not the die shrink) are in it's infancy so Haswell will tell the tail. The architecture and instruction set should be much different. I will say Ivy is more efficient with the lower voltage per core compared to Sandy. It is simple. Ivy is not worth the upgrade from Sandy. My benchmarks show an average of 5% improvement in performance on average.
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