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Re: New Desktop. Or as I like to call it, Batman.
« Reply #15 on: May 24, 2013, 02:37:38 pm »
Hmm, the only i7's I have seen have been 6 core  ???, coincidence maybe?

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Re: New Desktop. Or as I like to call it, Batman.
« Reply #16 on: May 24, 2013, 04:05:20 pm »
Is that one of those customizable gaming mice or something? It almost looks like it took a few falls or something and started to fall apart, tho iirc some are supposed to look like that :P

Whole setup looks spiffy anyways.
http://www.cyborggaming.com/prod/rat7.htm My mouse. I quite like it.
Quad core 3.5GHz i7
Wait, wait. Excuse me if I'm wrong, but doesn't i7 stand for 6 core, not 4... If it's quad core, shouldn't that be i5?
http://ark.intel.com/products/65523 4 cores, 8 threads.
Stock cooler? Why?
There are 5 fans in the case and it currently staying at a static 29C. I don't need more cooling than there already is. (And before you ask, yes, it is quiet. Even with all the fans running at once. Super quiet. Almost like it's not even there.)
Hmm, the only i7's I have seen have been 6 core  ???, coincidence maybe?
Probably. The only ones I've seen have 4 cores.
« Last Edit: May 24, 2013, 05:27:23 pm by Eeems »
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Re: New Desktop. Or as I like to call it, Batman.
« Reply #17 on: May 24, 2013, 05:15:19 pm »
No it doesn't, i7 Extreme's (often grouped with i7) have 6 cores. Regular i7's are quad cores.
At least, that has been the pattern so far.
Source:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haswell_%28microarchitecture%29
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivy_Bridge_%28microarchitecture%29
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandy_Bridge_%28microarchitecture%29
Yeah the main difference between i5 and i7 is HyperThreading which is a nifty perf boost for multitasking. ;)
« Last Edit: May 24, 2013, 05:15:29 pm by Streetwalker »

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Re: New Desktop. Or as I like to call it, Batman.
« Reply #18 on: May 24, 2013, 05:23:35 pm »
No it doesn't, i7 Extreme's (often grouped with i7) have 6 cores. Regular i7's are quad cores.
At least, that has been the pattern so far.
Source:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haswell_%28microarchitecture%29
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivy_Bridge_%28microarchitecture%29
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandy_Bridge_%28microarchitecture%29
Yeah the main difference between i5 and i7 is HyperThreading which is a nifty perf boost for multitasking. ;)
Yep, and for me that is a good thing. It's not quite as good for gaming (Most games run on ~2 threads). Luckily I can just disable hyperthreading if I notice too much of an issue. Even so 3.5GHz (That can go up to 3.9GHz) is more then enough to run all games at their max settings.

I've got to say its been awesome to be able to crank the graphics before I actually start the game. It's quite the liberating feeling.
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Re: New Desktop. Or as I like to call it, Batman.
« Reply #19 on: May 24, 2013, 05:28:09 pm »
Yeah I tend/love to have a lot of stuff open especially while playing. HT is the ultimate help for that.
Also 3.9GHz is when running on a single core I think. I know that there are people who overclock it at ~4.5GHz (with appropriate cooler though).

As for the GPU, I'm going to take the Sapphire one 'cause it's a beast for only €170. :P

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Re: New Desktop. Or as I like to call it, Batman.
« Reply #20 on: May 24, 2013, 06:00:01 pm »
It can get up to 3.9GHz with http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/turbo-boost/turbo-boost-technology.html
From what I understand, it's not just one core.
« Last Edit: May 24, 2013, 06:00:17 pm by Eeems »
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Re: New Desktop. Or as I like to call it, Batman.
« Reply #21 on: May 24, 2013, 06:38:11 pm »
Oh that's pretty neat !

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Re: New Desktop. Or as I like to call it, Batman.
« Reply #22 on: May 24, 2013, 07:09:59 pm »
that's pretty nice, have fun with it :D

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Re: New Desktop. Or as I like to call it, Batman.
« Reply #23 on: May 25, 2013, 12:48:37 am »
You might be able to get more.  My i5 (3570K) goes up to like 4.2Ghz or something.

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Re: New Desktop. Or as I like to call it, Batman.
« Reply #24 on: May 25, 2013, 01:02:07 am »
No it doesn't, i7 Extreme's (often grouped with i7) have 6 cores. Regular i7's are quad cores.
At least, that has been the pattern so far.
Source:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haswell_%28microarchitecture%29
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivy_Bridge_%28microarchitecture%29
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandy_Bridge_%28microarchitecture%29
Yeah the main difference between i5 and i7 is HyperThreading which is a nifty perf boost for multitasking. ;)
Yep, and for me that is a good thing. It's not quite as good for gaming (Most games run on ~2 threads). Luckily I can just disable hyperthreading if I notice too much of an issue. Even so 3.5GHz (That can go up to 3.9GHz) is more then enough to run all games at their max settings.

I've got to say its been awesome to be able to crank the graphics before I actually start the game. It's quite the liberating feeling.

Ha, I know how you feel, I got my desktop a couple months ago and I have been able to run every game I have on max settings, except minecraft with shaders mod installed(Runs fine in windows, but not in full screen for some reason).

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Re: New Desktop. Or as I like to call it, Batman.
« Reply #25 on: May 25, 2013, 05:43:15 am »
You might be able to get more.  My i5 (3570K) goes up to like 4.2Ghz or something.
AFAICT you can't really get a lot more out of the current technology than 4GHz, the silicon used just can't have a higher transfer rate than that. That's why they started adding cores instead of increasing clock speed, just because they couldn't.

Also, there's dual core i7 too, it's not only quad and hexas (or even octa)cores.

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Re: New Desktop. Or as I like to call it, Batman.
« Reply #26 on: May 25, 2013, 08:22:30 am »
The sillicon used for ic's is super pure. The next logic step would be opto electronics.
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Re: New Desktop. Or as I like to call it, Batman.
« Reply #27 on: May 25, 2013, 03:41:46 pm »
You might be able to get more.  My i5 (3570K) goes up to like 4.2Ghz or something.
AFAICT you can't really get a lot more out of the current technology than 4GHz, the silicon used just can't have a higher transfer rate than that. That's why they started adding cores instead of increasing clock speed, just because they couldn't.

Also, there's dual core i7 too, it's not only quad and hexas (or even octa)cores.
Hmmm... The Pentium 4 was planned for 7-10 GHz IIRC.

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Re: New Desktop. Or as I like to call it, Batman.
« Reply #28 on: September 22, 2013, 05:58:47 pm »
=0 do want.
* shmibs still doesn't even have a desktop :P saving money is difficult

after a bit of waiting, i finally got and put together one of my own =)

Haswell i7-4770 at 3.4GHz
16GB RAM at 1600MHz
128GB OCV Vertex-4 /* supposedly 560 MB/s read X_X */ for / and a salvaged disk for /home /* until i can save up enough for a couple of decent drives to stick in RAID 1 */
Gigabyte GTX-760
HHKB Professional 2 /* this keyboard alone accounts for ~$300. it's worth it, though =D */
total: 1389.13 USD

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Re: New Desktop. Or as I like to call it, Batman.
« Reply #29 on: September 22, 2013, 08:04:10 pm »
Looks pretty nice :)
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