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990X ftw.
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post #32 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by frannyvox View Post
This.
Can you explain why?

EDIT: Like alot of people have said, If money is a issue then get a 970 if not get a 990X.

Keeping in mind that a 970 won't OC as good as a 990X.

Now every chip is diferent so im just gonna be really rough, basicly 4.3Ghz is no guarantee on a 970. But still very possible. I would say it is guaranteed that you will reach 4.3Ghz on a 990X(I havent seen one lower clocked from anyone on alot of forums.(unless they were'nt tring to))

I have my 990X at 4.5Ghz at 1.4v in the bios, just a FYI.

Thanks, Sir Overkill.
Edited by Sir Overkill - 6/18/11 at 11:18pm
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post #33 of 34
Get a 2600k and save some money. It's awfully close to a 990x when over clocked to 5Ghz and you can get there for less than half the price.

If not then don't bother with a 990x, just get a 970 which over locks the same on air and is only $550.
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The 2600K is not so close to the 990X in the specific situation where you are able to use all six cores/twelve threads to their full potential. It does seem as this is the intended use given what the OP will want to do with it, so I'd say go for one of the six core beasts if you can. I do a lot of conversion jobs which happen a whole lot quicker with a six core than a four core. I'll upgrade when there are finally some 6 or 8 core Sandys or Ivys.

If money is an issue go for a 970 and overclock it, you should easily get 4.2Ghz, quite probably even more. If money is not an issue get a 990X, the unlocked multi makes overclocking a good deal easier. It might be worth getting a 980X if you can find one in a good deal, priced somewhere between the other two options. That's what happened to me, the only slight issue with the 980 is the IMC is rather a bit weaker than the 990 and it is harder to overclock so high. Even so you should be able to get 4.4 without a big struggle.
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