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post #11 of 34
i would say grab the 980X, its about 100 bucks cheaper, and the 990X is only 100MHz higher
    
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post #12 of 34
I say wait for LGA 2011 next year and wait a few seconds longer for things to render with the i7 930. But if you must upgrade now the 990x is the best option.
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post #13 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pentium4 531 overclocker View Post
i would say grab the 980X, its about 100 bucks cheaper, and the 990X is only 100MHz higher
the 990x is 32nm, the 980x is not (the 970 is though).

It's not just the clock speed here.
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post #14 of 34
Go for 990X.
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I agree with Robilar, you can save a lot of money if you sell and go SB with OC.
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post #16 of 34
Either grab a USED 990X or splurge on a new setup.
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post #17 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by kaivorth View Post
Either grab a USED 990X or splurge on a new setup.


I would go with what he says. Btw, cant you utilize cuda?
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the 990x is 32nm, the 980x is not (the 970 is though).

It's not just the clock speed here.
No, the 980X is 32nm as well. There's no way they'd keep the TDP at anything sensible with a 6 core 45nm 1st gen i7.
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post #19 of 34
Autodesk Maya - You want all the speed and cores you can can get - 980x would save you some coin, but unless intel pulls a fast one on the 1155 with an 8core, 16thread processor, I would stick your current platform and pack that thing down with some extra ram. I don't Animate, but I have to render complex assemblies in Solidworks and the more cores the better.
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post #20 of 34
All 3 of the 6 core LGA1366 are on 32nm, and all have similar performance once overclocked. Find the cheapest one you can of the 970, 980x and 990x. They will all overclock past 4.0GHz with HT on.
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