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i7 980X vs i7 2600K [Regardless of cost]

post #1 of 59
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Witch of these two is really faster?
i7 980X : 3.33GHz 1.5M-L2 12M-L3 6xCores Triple-channel memory
i7 2600K : 3.4GHz 1M-L2 8M-L3 4xCores Dual-channel memory

In many benchmarks the 2600K is ahead of 980X with considerable difference
but in some other (like POV-Ray 3.7 - SMP Benchmark) 980X is better.

and also witch one is better for oc?
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post #2 of 59
980X for rendering or production based applications and 2600K for gaming and everything else.
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post #3 of 59
They both OC great because of both being unlocked. Probably the 2600K by a small margin. In termsof performance, it depends on the application. If you can utilize all 6 cores/12 threads the 980x wins. If you can only use 4 or below, the 2600k wins.
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post #4 of 59
if you can use more than 8 threads, the 990 wins, otherwise its all 2600k all day
    
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post #5 of 59
That highly depends on what you will be using it for.

Any application that can handle 12 threads, the 980x is going to be faster, and it has more raw computing power.

2600k will be faster for many applications though.
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post #6 of 59
980x is only better when something requires raw amounts of physical cores / threads (it has 6 physical cores, 12 threads vs 4 cores / 8 threads)- anything else the 2600k is faster at. It depends on what type of cooling you're talking about - theoretically the 980x could overclock higher (with LN2 it could do high 6GHZ) but the 2600k will normally clock in the 4.6 - 5.8ghz range (luck of the draw, 58x multi's are rare)
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post #7 of 59
2600k.
The $700 difference is not worth it.
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post #8 of 59
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Did you read the topic [Regardless of cost]????
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That's my opinion about it.
and you never mentioned what's it for.
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post #10 of 59
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So that stands for gaming?
Is the i5 new generations (2500 or 2400) good for gaming over i7 980X
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