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I can't find any reviews for a OC'd 970 vs a OC'd 2500/2600K
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Even when overclocked?
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I can't find any reviews for a OC'd 970 vs a OC'd 2500/2600K
they perform about the same at stock speeds and with the SB chips being able to clock higher than the 980x (which clocks higher than the 970) I would be willing to bet 2600K beats 970
    
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they perform about the same at stock speeds and with the SB chips being able to clock higher than the 980x (which clocks higher than the 970) I would be willing to bet 2600K beats 970
I have seen 980/990X's run @ 4.4Ghz and still have some room to go.
I believe TimeToLiveCustoms ran his at 4.4Ghz and still had some voltage left before heading into bad territory.

While sure, 2500/2600K's can hit 5Ghz. Not all can hit 5Ghz. Remember that.
I have seen 970's clock well, as well.
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they perform about the same at stock speeds and with the SB chips being able to clock higher than the 980x (which clocks higher than the 970) I would be willing to bet 2600K beats 970
Hmm this certainly brings me offbalance. I was convinced that 12 virtual would offer me more peformance then 8 virtual cores.

After all its main purpose is to process fast and if it does at 100% load. Also I will be using that 24gb RAM which I cannot use with the 2600k since this is dual channel compared to tri channel on the i7 series. Will this make a noticeable difference?

edit: Considering that I am capable of drinking all this ram
Edited by Lipadoza - 6/14/11 at 9:13am
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Hmm this certainly brings me offbalance. I was convinced that 12 virtual would offer me more peformance then 8 virtual cores.

After all its main purpose is to process fast and if it does at 100% load. Also I will be using that 24gb RAM which I cannot use with the 2600k since this is dual channel compared to tri channel on the i7 series. Will this make a noticeable difference?
Dual Channel and Triple Channel make absolutely no difference.
What does make a difference is if you need those extra cores. Those will help you in multithreaded applications.
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Hmm this certainly brings me offbalance. I was convinced that 12 virtual would offer me more peformance then 8 virtual cores.

After all its main purpose is to process fast and if it does at 100% load. Also I will be using that 24gb RAM which I cannot use with the 2600k since this is dual channel compared to tri channel on the i7 series. Will this make a noticeable difference?
The answer to that question comes in another question, are you rendering Avatar?

As for the extra cores, they are almost entirely made up for by the new architecture, and higher clocks will do the rest
    
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Hmm this certainly brings me offbalance. I was convinced that 12 virtual would offer me more peformance then 8 virtual cores.

After all its main purpose is to process fast and if it does at 100% load. Also I will be using that 24gb RAM which I cannot use with the 2600k since this is dual channel compared to tri channel on the i7 series. Will this make a noticeable difference?
A noticeably difference? Not in real world scenarios even for rendering. I don't know your $ status but the 1155 platform would be a heck of a lot cheaper, and you would expect similar if not better performance. What are you using now?
    
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A noticeably difference? Not in real world scenarios even for rendering. I don't know your $ status but the 1155 platform would be a heck of a lot cheaper, and you would expect similar if not better performance. What are you using now?
What i'm using now
i7 930 @4ghz
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Gtx 470

Edit (In short I was planning on upgrading this one, and I considered completely replacing it selling the old one whole.Then a m8 of mine suddenly had an urgent need of a new pc and I kind of went with the flow. Resulting in buying a new one.)
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The answer to that question comes in another question, are you rendering Avatar?

As for the extra cores, they are almost entirely made up for by the new architecture, and higher clocks will do the rest
I am not quite yet able of producing Avatar like scenes. I do plan on using the processing power. When rendering you use it all, 8 or 12 cores. The question for me is will the 2600k actually peform better or will the 4 extra cores on the i7 970 give me that little bit of extra power.

Also from what I know the RAM assists me in having large scenes, with alot of polygons. Therefor I also question the difference in 24 or 16gb's.

Sure it will be price friendly, but when upgrading you gonna spend anyways, so id rather make the correct choice now then to regret. Which Is why I usually spend several days on forums and alike to find out what choice that is. And which is why I came here to ask advice from the pro's
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I am not quite yet able of producing Avatar like scenes. I do plan on using the processing power. When rendering you use it all, 8 or 12 cores. The question for me is will the 2600k actually peform better or will the 4 extra cores on the i7 970 give me that little bit of extra power.

Also from what I know the RAM assists me in having large scenes, with alot of polygons. Therefor I also question the difference in 24 or 16gb's.

Sure it will be price friendly, but when upgrading you gonna spend anyways, so id rather make the correct choice now then to regret. Which Is why I usually spend several days on forums and alike to find out what choice that is. And which is why I came here to ask advice from the pro's
The difference if any will be unnoticeable, and later products compatible with 1155 will be even more powerful
    
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