I7 870 = i7 950 in games???

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  1. Not surprising, LGA 1156 processors have better turbo boost than LGA 1366. An i7 950 is 1/1/1/2 and i7 870 is 2/2/4/5 so they are tied for clock speed on anything using 3 or 4 threads since they are 1 bin apart to start with, for anything using 1 or2 cores the 870 is 333MHz faster.
  2. Right, and considering most games dont use 4 cores, then there you have the performance inscrease. Although as gaming platforms, the small bump in performance the 870 gives is negated if using dual cards due to the small loss in performance due to x8.
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