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Not neccessarily. 2600k even loses to AMD Phenom II in this game. tongue.gif

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As much as I like seeing my nearly three year old stock clocked CPU at the top of that chart I call bull**** on it.
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As much as I like seeing my nearly three year old stock clocked CPU at the top of that chart I call bull**** on it.
kinda what I was thinking
    
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does SSD drive make any performance boost in games
SSD only helps with loading times. If you play games with open worlds that constantly load new textures, SSD's can possibly make this transition appear smoother.

For all intents and purposes, SSD won't increase gaming performance. It just reduces any chance of slowdowns from loading.
post #35 of 59
i7 980x is better than 2600K in hexacore optimized & multithreaded applications.
Otherwise the i7 2600K will stomp the i7 980x especially with its 5.0+ GHz overclocks.
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For the same price definitely the 6-core.

"Faster" in this case means like what, 3 FPS in the favor of 2600K ? At 1080p with 4xAA, 16xAF there's hardly any difference if at all, even OCed. In everything else, the extra processing power of the 980x will help productivity.
post #37 of 59
These are always entertaining threads.

I find myself guilty in the past of buying $1000 processors (my AMD FX-57 and Intel QX9650's come to mind) but really their price points make them mostly pointless to compare.

If someone really wants to spend $1000 on a chip it's either for bragging rights or because it's optimized for an application they can't live without.

That extra $700 provides a lot of options for a better rig.

Best bang for the buck is always a better topic
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Once games are coded to use more than 8 threads, the 980x will pull ahead. The 980x will give you more performance for Workstation use.

It's another $300 when compared to the 2600k, so for most people it's not worth it.
    
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Did you buy your Xeon "desktop" chip yet? =P
    
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