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Originally Posted by POMLOREHave taken the plunge, jumping from an i7 930 @ 4.2,
Parts coming wed
Originally Posted by TrevDXAny idea when you'll have the review of i5-4670k? Or is that in the hands of when intel give you the review chip? i7 is not really worth the extra cash for me in a strictly gaming/browsing rig :(
Originally Posted by CombatusAs soon as we possibly can!
Originally Posted by WaynioLooks like nice power usage difference for a bit more power than my 2500k, if I had the money I'd go for it.
Originally Posted by forum_userThe cost would be £350+ for CPU and board. I'm guessing I wouldn't see any performance difference in Battlefield 4 or HL3 (if it ever surfaces) from my 2500K, and I don't get the fascination with energy/power saving when we're spending such large amounts building rigs. The significant cost of the new parts surely outweighs noticeable savings from drawing fractions less power?
Originally Posted by SchizoFrogIt would still be nice to see the difference between the Gamer's choice of the last few generations going back to the venerable Q6600...
Originally Posted by forum_userand I don't get the fascination with energy/power saving when we're spending such large amounts building rigs.
Originally Posted by Corky42Its this whole fascination everyone has with tablets and such.
People keep saying desktops are dead so all the big names are pushing low power CPU's with integrated GPU's and all that other junk we are told people want.
Originally Posted by EltonQuote:Originally Posted by SchizoFrogIt would still be nice to see the difference between the Gamer's choice of the last few generations going back to the venerable Q6600...
You'd be surprised, it's about 50% faster across the board.
Then again it's been like 6 generations and 7 years since the Q6600.
Originally Posted by PargeI'm surprised no one has pointed out the fact that Intel have been creeping up the costs of their i5 CPUs.
The 2500k was $216, this new 4670k is $250.
As well as locking off OCing in the low end parts, they've been pushing up the cost of owning a mid range chip too.
Originally Posted by wuyanxufinally, what's the maximum resolution of integrated graphics? Sandy and Ivy are only 1920x1200 IIRC.
Originally Posted by GeorgeStormIt can do 4k.
Originally Posted by wuyanxuQuote:Originally Posted by GeorgeStormIt can do 4k.why most motherboards don't offer displayport or higher spec'd HDMI?
I didn't buy into Virtu because most Sandy motherboards I looked at are limited to single link DVI.
Originally Posted by NexxoBecause it is what people want. The sales figures kind of prove that. But laptops are also getting thinner and lighter because that is what people want, and batteries have to last all day because that is what people want.
Originally Posted by NexxoWhat people want not so much is SLI desktop gaming rigs costing £1000,-- or more. Only us niche geeks want those.
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