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Go with the 2600k, on my other rig, it out performed my 990x at 4ghz while my 2600k was at only 5.1ghz. Much cheaper, new technology, but if at all possible, hold out for Ivybridge because we should be seeing a HUGE leap forward, as Intel claims it is going to require half the voltage of previous processors. IE, ALOT less heat.
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Thanks, prolly going to stick to the 2600k with an Asus Pro board.
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I have 970 and if you want to play bfbc2 every one knows it's a core hungry game and since battle field 3 is coming you should go for 970 I gave mine at 4 ghz and simply is the beat CPU out there if you planing to play kid games such as a gta4 than you might go for 2600
970 for real gamers
2600 for gamers who just see 5 ghz and they drop jaws
Of course it got 5 ghz but it's like 300 horse power with out torq
For the record, horsepower and torque are LITERALLY the exact same thing. Take a physics class and you'll see why.
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2600k the best bang for your buck. You could add another GPU with the money you would save.
What this guy said.
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people still havent learned that more cores = futureproof. No 2600k does not beat the 970 always :/.. games that have proper multi-core support will run much better on a six-core, sorry to burst your bubble SB fans. And multi-core support is really taking off with the latest games.

Even games that are less optimized for multi-core will run nearly as well on a 970 as a 2600k because GPUs are clearly the main factor for performance especially as you increase the resolution.

I'd say either go for a westmere/gulftown cpu or wait for ivy bridge but skip sandy unless you wanna break out the OC e-peen. There isnt any point in getting a sandy bridge now seeing as the high end chips will be on a new socket... and really, the 1366 6-core chips have more longevity than the current SB chips imo.
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New tech = better

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people still havent learned that more cores = futureproof. No 2600k does not beat the 970 always :/.. games that have proper multi-core support will run much better on a six-core, sorry to burst your bubble SB fans. And multi-core support is really taking off with the latest games.

Even games that are less optimized for multi-core will run nearly as well on a 970 as a 2600k because GPUs are clearly the main factor for performance especially as you increase the resolution.

I'd say either go for a westmere/gulftown cpu or wait for ivy bridge but skip sandy unless you wanna break out the OC e-peen. There isnt any point in getting a sandy bridge now seeing as the high end chips will be on a new socket... and really, the 1366 6-core chips have more longevity than the current SB chips imo.
How many games are coded "well" for six cores? Sure the industry is moving towards that, but any game will still prefer core clock over number of cores at that level. Obviously having 6 cores over one core is completely different, but having two cores more and less overclockability isn't worth almost double the price.
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post #18 of 78
the 2500k and 2600k have proven to keep up with a 980x and a 990x once they have been oc'd its clear which cpu to go for
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2600K man. hands down. first off, for gaming the 2600k just rapes the 970 (and even the 990x in almost all cases). this is because games hardly take advantage of more than 4 cores, but instead benefit more from sheer frequency. you can get a 2600k to 4.8GHz easy and probably 5GHz. the 970 you can probably get 4.2GHz and maybe 4.4GHz if you're lucky. that way...the 2600k beats the 970 in gaming quite easily. encoding and other multithreaded applications (folding, etc.) will probably benefit from the 6 cores of the 970...albeit, not by much. also considering the price the 2600k is a better buy. on top of all of that, the x58 platform is near the end of its life (in terms of future support from intel) while the h67/p67/z68 will probably see more processor support from intel in terms of new ivy bridge processors that are supposed to drop in for socket 1155 (sandy bridge e is supposed to be socket 2011). but then again my opinion is probably biased because i own (and love) a 2600k. i have laid out the facts. you make your decision.
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people still havent learned that more cores = futureproof. No 2600k does not beat the 970 always :/.. games that have proper multi-core support will run much better on a six-core, sorry to burst your bubble SB fans. And multi-core support is really taking off with the latest games.

Even games that are less optimized for multi-core will run nearly as well on a 970 as a 2600k because GPUs are clearly the main factor for performance especially as you increase the resolution.

I'd say either go for a westmere/gulftown cpu or wait for ivy bridge but skip sandy unless you wanna break out the OC e-peen. There isnt any point in getting a sandy bridge now seeing as the high end chips will be on a new socket... and really, the 1366 6-core chips have more longevity than the current SB chips imo.

Point is nil, because by the time 6 cores are really beneficial, much better and cheaper options will be available. You could "future proof" with a really slow 32 core CPU, but it's not really future-proofing.
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