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As others have said it comes down to a want or a need i personally think the 2600k with the ht and a good oc with a good cooling solution will do the job.
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Autodesk does make full use of all cores but consider that you can run a 2600k at 4.7ghz or higher with 8 cores (especially given you are on water) compared to being lucky to hit 4.3 with a 990x and the performance comes even closer together.
Um No. The 990x is basicly guaranteed to hit 4.3Ghz, no wait it is.

Thanks, Sir Overkill.
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the 990x is 32nm, the 980x is not (the 970 is though).

It's not just the clock speed here.
Learn more about Core i7-980X Extreme Edition
Model

Brand
Intel

Series
Core i7 Extreme Edition

Model
BX80613I7980X

CPU Socket Type

CPU Socket Type
LGA 1366

Tech Spec

Core
Gulftown

Multi-Core
Six-Core

Name
Core i7-980X Extreme Edition

Operating Frequency
3.33GHz

QPI
6.4GT/s

L2 Cache
6 x 256KB

L3 Cache
12MB

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32 nm
 
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Why don't you rather get the i7 970 and overclock it? It CAN reach 4GHz with HT on, if you have the proper cooling.

EDIT: Get the i7 970 and overclock it, it's your best bet.
Edited by Icekilla - 6/18/11 at 1:04pm
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I'd wait to see the ink dry on an accepted offer before buying equipment for possible work. You can easily get by with what you have until you're actually employed by someone. After you get your first paycheck, then maybe go nuts, but I wouldn't assume anything until it's in writing and ironclad.
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It's a $1000 dollar cpu...

You can grab an intel 2600k (With HT = 8 threads) and a decent P67 board for about $500.

That's half the price but not half the performance.

Plus you could get from $200 for your board easily if you sell it.

That makes the price delta $700...


Sell your 6 GB kit and grab an 8 GB (2x4), here you would roughly break even with more ram in the bargain.


Take some of that extra money and grab an SSD.


Autodesk does make full use of all cores but consider that you can run a 2600k at 4.7ghz or higher with 8 cores (especially given you are on water) compared to being lucky to hit 4.3 with a 990x and the performance comes even closer together.
This.
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Since there is such a huge price difference the answer is extremely dependant on if this 1000.00 cpu is a necessary work tool. If your career is dependant on what this cpu adds to your work then the cost is justified. If it can wait for some years (and perhaps get someone else to buy it for you) then just spend what you have to spend to stay in business. I always liked it better when others bought the expensive work tools.
I agree, I wasn't going to do it yet. I am not going to name which companies yet, but I have had alot of reps approach me asking to experiment with my work. It is something I am new to because I just got out of high school and I guess I just have a talent for animation and it has been really catching on lately. And these aren't just small businesses I have been hearing from international companies, many of you all I see buy their parts .
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If You have cash just get the 990x instead of any 980x or 970. If cash is not an issue just go for it
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post #29 of 34
if you can afford it i would get the 990x for:

a)bragging rights
b)i do a lot of multithreaded stuff at the same time, hence i also have 16gb ram
c)bragging rights again lol

to say you have technically the fastest cpu out there would mean alot to me. tbh i could afford it right now but i have better things i need to buy coming up
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post #30 of 34
Why spend 1k in a processor just ebcause it's extreme edition, when you can get the same performance from a $589USD processor? It's pointless.

The i7 970 Can hit 4GHZ with HT on under watercooling without a problem, it has 6 cores, hyperthreading and it's pretty much the same as the 980x/990x, expect for the locked multiplier, which, honestly, won't give you a problem to push the CPU as far as you want regarding overclocking.

EDIT: Seeing that you already have watercooling, I don't see the reason why not get the 6 core CPU, but then again, wait until you actually get the job, and once that's done, GET THE 970, it¡s not worth it to get the Extreme Edition one just because of bragging rights, it's for working, not for increasing your e-peen when you can use the other $400 dollars in something more useful like more RAM.
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