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Which of them have higher game performance?
i7-->990x or 2600k
Xeon-->X5690 or Dual x5690

both of them will use GTX590.

I want to build a workstation for 3Dmax, Maya ,Video Editing....
I need a faster rendering speed, but I also will play game on this computer.
So I want to find a CPU can complete these two purposes.

Thanks.
post #2 of 14
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Which of them have higher game performance?
i7-->990x or 2600k
Xeon-->X5690 or Dual x5690

both of them will use GTX590.

I want to build a workstation for 3Dmax, Maya ,Video Editing....
I need a faster rendering speed, but I also will play game on this computer.
So I want to find a CPU can complete these two purposes.

Thanks.
I would build a solid 2600k build.
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xeon = bragging rights
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Xeon's are traditionally a bit tighter binned, i.e. they'll run at lower voltages for stock clocks often leading to slightly better overclocking abilities.

Really, it depends quite a bit on what you're doing. If you have a large budget and want an emphasis on the multicore rendering/encoding aspect of things, an SR2 with two X5690s is still the top of the line in that aspect. However, in ~95% of games, it would lose to a 2600K machine as most games don't use more than four cores and the 2600K is faster clock for clock. Keep in mind, though, this different won't be significant at all. At most you'd probably be looking at a 15% difference in framerate with an average being between 2% and 7%. With a GTX 580, these types of things generally aren't very noticeable.
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post #5 of 14
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thank you !
So based on game performance, dual x5690 and 2600k will not have big difference,
but based on encoding and 3d rendering, Xeon will have the best performance.
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thank you !
So based on game performance, dual x5690 and 2600k will not have big difference,
but based on encoding and 3d rendering, Xeon will have the best performance.
Correct.
If gaming is not a primary use go Dual Xeon with an SR2 board.
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post #7 of 14
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thank you !
So based on game performance, dual x5690 and 2600k will not have big difference,
but based on encoding and 3d rendering, Xeon will have the best performance.
Yes. For daily stuff (email, chat, etc.) the 2600K has an advantage, but it's not really noticeable. If rendering is your first priority, the dual Xeon setup is worth it. It'll be more than 100% faster than the 2600K in practically everything that will use all 24 threads.

If it's something you do on the side and you want more performance out of gaming, picking up a 2600K and a few 580s would net you much higher framerates in pretty much every game at a significantly lower price.
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The 2600k should indeed have the best game performance, though the difference between any of them should be pretty marginal at real world settings.

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Originally Posted by xxbassplayerxx View Post
they'll run at lower voltages for stock clocks often leading to slightly better overclocking abilities.
This is false as often as not.

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