hello, i have been building a gaming pc and i have been confused between intel 950 and intel 960... some say tht the 960 is better for rendering and some say that 950 is better for gaming...
can anyone help me choose? thanks!
Your CPU will hardly affect your gaming performance when using high end i7's. A 950 and good GPU will be EXACTLY the same as a 960 and the same GPU in gaming. Just buy whichever is cheapest rather than wasting money.
Plus, it overclocks like a charm. It is possible to run it at only 1v at stock settings, which is really impressivee !
It's also quite easy to reach the 4GHz with a bclk of 200MHz and a multiplier of 20. It's highest muliplier is 23 (without TurboBoost, with it, it might jump to 24), which means that you can very easily obtain 4.6GHz without changing the bclk.