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Motherboard with or without turbo boost for i5-760 gaming?

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March 27, 2011 5:41:29 AM

Hi to all,
Before putting up the first question, some introduction.
I am ordering for a CPU for gaming, actually placed order for proc.- i5-760.
I asked for P7-P55D PRO (suited my budget).
But it is not available. SO i checked for some more Boards.
1. Biostar T5XE (8X 8X SLI)- 134 $
2. MSI P55 GD65 (8X 8X SLI) - 160 $
3. ASUS P7P55D-E PRO (8X 8X SLI) - 190 $ (All prices from Newegg)
I need SLI on the board so that i cud use it fot Nvidia 3D kit.
Out of these boards, i saw only ASUS board claiming to support Intel turbo boost (in newegg.com).
Now the main question---
Does Turbo boost really make a difference on gaming part?? I read somewhere that TB helps in Hyperthreading applications. So what is the answer????
Shud i go for cheapest iostar T5XE without TB support or throw big bucks on others for Boost???? ( by today i want to place order for board also)
Thanx in advance....
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March 27, 2011 6:03:11 AM

The turbo boost does give you a little extra clock speed, which might be useful with some games that are not optimized for quad core usage, and as such would see a benefit from making the cores more powerful. Whether its worth it or not is going to depend on which games you intend to play, most of the more recent titles do seem to have better quad support, but some games, particularly a lot of pre 2009-10 titles would probably not utilize all four cores and would see more of a performance boost through turbo boost.
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March 27, 2011 6:20:08 AM

Thanx supernova, so it means that i shudnt be much worried about turbo boost, since 3D games r mostly gonna use 4 cores & Turbo wont b much effective. Older games r of not so much use to me. So do u advice to go for a board without TB support?
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March 27, 2011 7:41:03 AM

Anyways, wud somebody tell me, what is the theory behind Turbo Boost? How does it work & how it raises clock speen & when ? Cant this be used for overclocking if used at a higher level ?
How & where on net do i check whether a board supports Boost or not.
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March 27, 2011 7:57:38 AM

kriss332 said:
Anyways, wud somebody tell me, what is the theory behind Turbo Boost? How does it work & how it raises clock speen & when ? Cant this be used for overclocking if used at a higher level ?
How & where on net do i check whether a board supports Boost or not.


Turbo Boost is basically automatic overclocking, the CPU will overclock itself when running CPU intensive applications if it isn't running too hot. The overclocks do tend to be quite modest, I think the quad i5 will only boost itself up to 3.2 GHz. You could accomplish the same, and probably much better results overclocking yourself. TB is more for people not comfortable doing their own overclocks, or people using the stock heatsinks which don't allow a huge amount of headroom for overclocking anyway, but wouldn't mind a small boost if the temperatures permit.
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March 27, 2011 8:53:05 AM

well, SB 2500 processors had some incompatibility issues with hard disks in our country, so they r being recalled back. thats y i m going for 760. cheaper as well.
as Greghome said that Turbo wont have a major role in most gaming cases & TB is inherent in CPU itself . I will then select Biostar T5XE. Let me c if it is available. Thanks greghome & supernova... will getback
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March 27, 2011 9:12:45 AM

sorry Greghome, didnt c yor post. ok, let me know, how much did your mobo cost u, can u name some SLI boards for 2500. i'll enquire once. nnow i dont have patience for researching all over again for Sandy Bridge . so plz suggest me some configuration for i5-2500 with SLI 8x 8x capable board, Thanx again...
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March 27, 2011 9:29:21 AM

hehehe, my great luck, this board isnt even available on newegg. (BTW i check newegg just for quick reference, not for buy), i m from India & here everything is purchased thru Vendors only.
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March 27, 2011 9:54:18 AM

gr8 mate, u got the whole world's links in yor hands.
i went thru website, but it has 2400, not showing 2500. how wud 2400 b in your opinion??? + MSI P67A-GD55
Actually 2500 & 2500k is going quite above my budget...
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March 27, 2011 10:07:10 AM

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Asus P8P67-Pro


one more thing, what resolution are u gonna play at, and what GPU u'll be using?

i have a 19 inch LG LCD Tv with HDMI 1.3, so i guess it is quite good for all res. & GPU will be GTX 28x series ( anyone , i'll get a GTX series 24x). How is i5-2400 for gaming, coz it is well fitting in budget.
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March 27, 2011 10:14:48 AM

gr8, done. so i5-2400 + MSI P67A-GD55 , best suit for me. thanx alot guys, Thanx for helping out.
sorry forgot to confirm for MSI P67A-GD55 from u... is it fine for 2400 ???
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March 27, 2011 10:15:15 AM

Best answer selected by kriss332.
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March 27, 2011 10:21:15 AM

go for the intel motherboard.
Intel BLKDP55KG P55 Xfire.
a cheaper but a better combination for your intel i5 760.
supports, turbo boost. you may not need it in gaming but in other applications you will definitely benifit from it, so dont neglect it.

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