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[Microcenter; 2600K; 230$
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In store only of course, but damn, I kind of wish I had waited, there is one an hour drive from here, be 10$ extra than the 2500K I bought + 10$ of gas, maybe.

I'd say 20$ would be worth HT, even if it does lower performance in most games. Tongue
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Why do you say that HT lowers performance in most games? Is this for pcsx2 or for PC games and why? (By why I mean some explanation that anybody could understand, including me) Aren't there optimizations that let programs first use all four physical cores before using the threads or is that just for Windows OS? I remember reading about that and how Microsoft tried to release a similar thing for AMD FX cpu's but then pulled the update.

Maybe you could sell your cpu on Amazon or something (if you're in U.S.) I bet Intel cpus went up in price since AMD Phenom II went up ( I bought my 955 BE in Spetember just before FX came out for $110 new. Now the same cpu is selling for over $140 new ($120 used) I could sell mine and make back all the money I spent on it but I love it too much...
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does gov. tax(US tax) included?

prices here is still that high about 335USD including the tax.
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(01-25-2012, 08:59 AM)Qaddafi Wrote: Why do you say that HT lowers performance in most games? Is this for pcsx2 or for PC games and why? (By why I mean some explanation that anybody could understand, including me) Aren't there optimizations that let programs first use all four physical cores before using the threads or is that just for Windows OS? I remember reading about that and how Microsoft tried to release a similar thing for AMD FX cpu's but then pulled the update.

Maybe you could sell your cpu on Amazon or something (if you're in U.S.) I bet Intel cpus went up in price since AMD Phenom II went up ( I bought my 955 BE in Spetember just before FX came out for $110 new. Now the same cpu is selling for over $140 new ($120 used) I could sell mine and make back all the money I spent on it but I love it too much...

Nah, I wouldn't get much back. And yes, HT does lower performance in most games since it creates over-head.

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Quote:Nah, I wouldn't get much back. And yes, HT does lower performance in most games

no it doesn't, all those benches are within the standard means of deviation

you can get a 4fps difference from boot to boot in Dx9 titles.

Quote:since it creates over-head.

wrong, it removes a point of overhead by removing a cause of execution queue stalls, that is, threads are not delayed because one of them hits a cache miss or stall in the architecture/instruction stage.


the review those images came from is also stated as having Vista 32bit and 64bit used, not to mention using an older nvidia driver on a GTX 280....

also the 975 outpacing the 2500 shows to the validity of their results, the 2500k is more likely hitting the turbo value more frequently then the 2600k, if both cpu's were forced to run at their turbo value the 2600k would be the winner. in this instance, its windows that is causing the reduced framerate, probably rebenched with the first amd patch the 2600 would perform better than the 2500
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