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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 #21 of 71
If you want to look at a comparison of the two chips OC you can look at other members results with them in this thread.
http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...b-updated.html
    
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Just for gaming sandy bridge all the way, no problems with the 2600k over the 2500k.
    
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post #23 of 71
Coming from where you are now it's more of a side-grade, you'll see almost no improvement in gaming going from a 950 to a 980X or a 2600K.

You're currently sat on a decent platform with full PCIe lanes. Upgrade the GPUs if you want to increase gaming performance. Those GTX 285s aren't the best anymore.

A 2600K doesn't reach as high clocks with HT on as a 2500K will. 2600Ks have been shown to reach 2500K clocks with HT off, but then you've essentially bought a 2500K for more money...

My advice: For gaming performance upgrade the GPUs to something beastly and then upgrade the platform when Ivy/something better comes out.
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post #24 of 71
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Originally Posted by FtW 420 View Post
Just for gaming sandy bridge all the way, no problems with the 2600k over the 2500k.
I've seen a few reviews that show an actual decrease in game performance because of ht. The 980 is not a cpu for gaming, it's meant for more demanding workloads, heck an i7 in general really isn't meant for gaming because no games utilize ht.

I would also have to say the 2500k is the best cpu out there for gaming right now.
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post #25 of 71
defo 2600k. the 980x is a friggin beast. but games arnt multithreaded enough to utilise all the cores. AND the 2600k is RAPIIIDDDDDD
     
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post #26 of 71
this sure is a troll.
When a 100$ CPU can play your game fine, why the hell do you seek for 300$ CPUs ?
Buying higher end for "future proofing" is stupid for the simple fact that it will get old at the same time as every CPU from the same socket.
post #27 of 71
i7 970/980/990...workstation cpus that you can game with but pointless if all you use your pc for is gaming. Unless $600-$1000 worth of e-peen will make you sleep a little easier at night. >_>
post #28 of 71
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Originally Posted by RagingCain View Post
And for multi-cored games and multithreaded dx11 code and of course having no spare cores for the OS, I wouldn't recommend anything less than 8 threads for future proof.

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When games fully utilize 8 cores, I'll be able to buy a much better, cooler, cheaper, faster processor than the 980.
post #29 of 71
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Originally Posted by Behemoth777 View Post
I've seen a few reviews that show an actual decrease in game performance because of ht. The 980 is not a cpu for gaming, it's meant for more demanding workloads, heck an i7 in general really isn't meant for gaming because no games utilize ht.

I would also have to say the 2500k is the best cpu out there for gaming right now.
Thanks for your answer, is there any other advantage than saving some $$$ from going to 2600, rather than 2500k.??
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post #30 of 71
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Thanks for your answer, is there any other advantage than saving some $$$ from going to 2600, rather than 2500k.??
Higher/more stable overclock. Hyperthreading does nothing to stabilize an overclock...if anything it may hold an OC back.
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