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Poll Results: i7 980 vs i7 2600k for Gaming

 
  • 12% (18)
    i7 980
  • 87% (121)
    i7 2600k
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post #11 of 71
both the poll choices arent exactly for "gaming" for now pc games need higher frequencies as compared to cores/threads

2500k is the best option for gaming biggrin.gif
    
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post #12 of 71
The 2600k also has an extra 2MB of cache (8MB vs. 6MB for the 2500k). I'm don't think that will make much of a difference. It's up to you to decide if the 2MB of cache and HT are worth the ~$100 to you.

But like Domenic71 said, if the only choices are a 980x and a 2600k, go with the 2600k.
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R u smoking pod?
Of course 980x
980x destroys i7 2600k
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post #14 of 71
2500k. No need for HT if you're not running any multi threaded apps. OCs like a champ...more than enough power for any cpu intensive game you can throw at it. Pair up a set of GTX 570s (or 3gb 580s if you plan on gaming higher than 1080p) and you've got a freight train of a system.
post #15 of 71
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Thank you all guys for your fast and excellent comment.. the $100+ will not make that much problems with me.. to go with the 2600k.

Unless If there is any problems with the 2600k rather than the 2500..

I have my 360 rad and ready to overclock since i am already able to hit 4.6 with good temp with my currant 950 cpu.

What i was looking is to reach 4.8 - 5.0 stable and without any heat problems.. in the same time i like i7 with the extra 2mb cache and ht...


Edit: is the 2600 bad in OC'ing like 2500? or both are the same??
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post #16 of 71
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R u smoking pod?
Of course 980x
980x destroys i7 2600k
Cinebench yeah...and any other applications that benefit from running 12 threads vs 8.
post #17 of 71
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R u smoking pod?
Of course 980x
980x destroys i7 2600k
Yep and the 990X is even better, even if he is smoking pot he should know that!

Thanks, Sir Overkill.
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post #18 of 71
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Thank you all guys for your fast and excellent comment.. the $100+ will not make that much problems with me.. to go with the 2600k.

Unless If there is any problems with the 2600k rather than the 2500..

I have my 360 rad and ready to overclock since i am already able to hit 4.6 with good temp with my currant 950 cpu.

What i was looking is to reach 4.8 - 5.0 stable and without any heat problems.. in the same time i like i7 with the extra 2mb cache and ht...
4.8 - 5.0 stable 2600k with HT off = 2500k. Any 2600k owners out there running that speed with HT on please chime in.
post #19 of 71
I'd say go with the 2600k based on the processor alone, but you might want to consider that the X58 is a more robust chipset. It has more PCI-E lanes and more sata ports. If you really want to save money, get a good X58 board and an i7 920/930/950. They can be had for cheap in the for sale section of this and many other enthusiast websites
post #20 of 71
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Originally Posted by willdearborn View Post
I'd say go with the 2600k based on the processor alone, but you might want to consider that the X58 is a more robust chipset. It has more PCI-E lanes and more sata ports. If you really want to save money, get a good X58 board and an i7 920/930/950. They can be had for cheap in the for sale section of this and many other enthusiast websites
^good point. An Asus WS supercomputer running nf200 for true x16*3 lanes does have that big 'ol pcie boost.
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