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    Reviews - Intel Sandy Bridge Core i5 2500K and Core i7 2600K review

    The 2nd generation Intel Core processor family is here, and it's better than anything that has come before.
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    Re: Reviews - Intel Sandy Bridge Core i5 2500K and Core i7 2600K review

    How do the ES chips compare to the stock ones for overclocking ? Results seem to be very varied from what I've read.
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    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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    Re: Reviews - Intel Sandy Bridge Core i5 2500K and Core i7 2600K review

    any chance of some folding @ home scores as part of the benchmarking suite?
    Join the HEXUS Folding @ home team

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    Re: Reviews - Intel Sandy Bridge Core i5 2500K and Core i7 2600K review

    Looks like a great chip, but, once again Intel makes a mockery of early adopters.

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    Re: Reviews - Intel Sandy Bridge Core i5 2500K and Core i7 2600K review

    why do you say that duc?

    I thought these where still under NDA?
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    Re: Reviews - Intel Sandy Bridge Core i5 2500K and Core i7 2600K review

    Worth the wait for the review. Good job
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    Re: Reviews - Intel Sandy Bridge Core i5 2500K and Core i7 2600K review

    First came i7 with lga1366; then i7, i5 & i3 lga1156 now 2nd gen i7 & i5 lga1155 in just over two years.

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    Re: Reviews - Intel Sandy Bridge Core i5 2500K and Core i7 2600K review

    On the other hand, if you bought into X58 you're still covered today performance wise anyway.
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    TKPeters: "Off to AVForum better Deal - £20+Vat for Free Shipping @ Scan"
    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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    Re: Reviews - Intel Sandy Bridge Core i5 2500K and Core i7 2600K review

    oh I get what you mean, yes Intel do tend to do this kind of thing all the time but the 1st Gen are still fast!!!
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    Re: Reviews - Intel Sandy Bridge Core i5 2500K and Core i7 2600K review

    Quote Originally Posted by Tattysnuc View Post
    any chance of some folding @ home scores as part of the benchmarking suite?
    Not solid data, but info suggests that a 2600K at ~4.9GHz gets around 30K PPD

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    Re: Reviews - Intel Sandy Bridge Core i5 2500K and Core i7 2600K review

    Quote Originally Posted by HEXUS View Post
    LATE!!! COME ON HEXUS GET WITH IT!!

    was expecting this review on tuesday lol

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    Re: Reviews - Intel Sandy Bridge Core i5 2500K and Core i7 2600K review

    Power looks nice but the performance doesn't impress overly. The igp is still poor and the drivers are in a total mess. Throw on top intel's usual nonsense for squeezing cash out of people and I'm not sure this was worth 4 1/2 stars.

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    Re: Reviews - Intel Sandy Bridge Core i5 2500K and Core i7 2600K review

    4.7 GHz? Sheesh.

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    Re: Reviews - Intel Sandy Bridge Core i5 2500K and Core i7 2600K review

    Blarg. I bought into 1366 -_-

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    Re: Reviews - Intel Sandy Bridge Core i5 2500K and Core i7 2600K review

    Which H67 board were you guys using? Didn't see it mentioned in the review. Also, if it's a model with a pair of PCIe x16 ports could you test out crossfire and SLi? Some sites are reporting that both ports run at x8 speeds during crossfire or SLi, others that the first runs at x16 and the second at x4.

    I've pretty much decided against buying a P67 board. I don't really think the extra money and sacrifice of Quicksync is worth the gain of being able to overclock. It's about £250 for a decent H67 board and i5 2400/2500 or £330 for a P67 board and 2500k. I'd rather put the extra towards a better (or second, hence the above question) GPU.

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    Re: Reviews - Intel Sandy Bridge Core i5 2500K and Core i7 2600K review

    Quote Originally Posted by McPhee View Post
    Which H67 board were you guys using? Didn't see it mentioned in the review. Also, if it's a model with a pair of PCIe x16 ports could you test out crossfire and SLi? Some sites are reporting that both ports run at x8 speeds during crossfire or SLi, others that the first runs at x16 and the second at x4.
    I think lane speed is board dependant rather than chipset...
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    TKPeters: "Off to AVForum better Deal - £20+Vat for Free Shipping @ Scan"
    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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