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Old November 8th, 2011, 09:24 AM   #1
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Sandy bridge research is mind numbing.

I would appreciate those who own/use or have researched the Sandy Bridge CPU's to chime in here and help me out.

As I research a new computer with Vegas in mind and an EX3, I started researching CPU's as I believe they are the basis of good computer decisions. I learned of overclocking ( k series ), on chip GPU ( not so good) and I seem to see occasional mention of Nvidia cuda cards working well. But the info I read is spread out, sometimes contraversial and conflicting. At several reputable sites the i5 2500k actually beat the best chips ( i7 2600k and the i7 980x ) in several benchmarks and was third in others. At around 200 $ this is not only a deal but pleasently surprising while also confusing. The sandy bridge chips are also supposed to have special instructions to help in the area of rendering, I even watched a few tech videos from the internet warehouse sites. One internet site declared the sandy bridge a bad choice for NLE use. In the end all this leads to confusion. I have heard and read so much that I would like to ask those with current opinions for their input.

So my questions are about rendering speed, motherboard choices, does the 2500k/2600k provide anything special, what is the cuda graphics importance, any reason to avoid sandy bridge, sandy bridge or i7 960, can the sandy bridge really outperform a 6 core 980X, Which NLE's use how many cores ??


I appreciate the help, and happy turkey day to everyone.

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Old November 8th, 2011, 09:59 AM   #2
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Re: Sandy bridge research is mind numbing.

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Old November 8th, 2011, 11:16 AM   #3
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Re: Sandy bridge research is mind numbing.

Thanks, I am looking for specific info on this chip.
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