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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 #41 of 71
Is "gaming" supposed to be a code word for something else?

Otherwise, why would you put it between quotation marks?
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post #42 of 71
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by PanicProne View Post
Is "gaming" supposed to be a code word for something else?

Otherwise, why would you put it between quotation marks?
When i am gaming, i like to listing to music. Also when i am gaming i like to monitor some other stuff in my other side screen.. "Gaming" for me not just Gaming.. Its more than that..
Sorry form the being for not mention stuff like that. I was looking for the best direct answer for what i am wondering, 2600k or 980? and i think its now between 2500k or 2600k.. as most of the comment says.
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post #43 of 71
Poll says it all.
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post #44 of 71
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Originally Posted by Boyboyd View Post
You're going to hate me for this, but 2500k.

You don't need HT for gaming and you don't need 6 cores either.
HT will be used by games very soon. All my HT cores are active in games already,...giving me a good fps increase.
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post #45 of 71
A lot of people are taking the price of the processor into consideration. If you by any chance have a 2600k in your left hand and a 980x in your right hand, take the 980x.
post #46 of 71
the i7 2600k would be it along with a good GPU
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post #47 of 71
If both were free then the 980x, why not but they are not free so a 2600k or even a 2500k is fine. I have aida64 display core usage on my keyboard lcd and most of the time games are only loading one of 12 threads at arond 75% and one thread at maybe 40-50%. All others are less than 25% or idle I assume those are mostly OS background apps.
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post #48 of 71
http://www.hardware.fr/articles/778-10/crysis.html

2600 beats 980X in gaming... Nuff said...

The website is in french but I'm pretty sure you can figure out the results based on the graph shown. If you check out the rest of this site the 980X can beat the 2600 in some other tasks but not gaming.
    
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post #49 of 71
If I were in your position (I am same i7/mobo),I myself would go with an i7 970, sure it is pricey but so is a new motherboard/processor.
Edited by adzsask - 6/1/11 at 1:00pm
    
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post #50 of 71
Quote:
Originally Posted by Boyboyd View Post
You're going to hate me for this, but 2500k.

You don't need HT for gaming and you don't need 6 cores either.
This is your best option.
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