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post #11 of 24
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Depends on what you are doing.

My 970 @ 3.25GHz transcodes, archives, and encrypts/decrypts considerably faster than the 2600k system I built @ 4.5GHz.



The 970, 980, 980x, and 990x are all the same stepping of Gulftown and have the same memory controller. The higher end chips do seem to be binned a bit better though.
This, you just can't beat 4 extra threads by overclocking.
    
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post #12 of 24
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It still won't match the two extra cores of the 970 in multi-threaded things, you can get a 970 to at least 4.2GHz.

EDIT: Wait OP are you doing single or multi-threaded things?

EDIT EDIT: OP I'm gonna run vantage at 5GHz for you and see what I can get.
i have my 970 at 4.5
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post #13 of 24
If Vantage is the only goal of this chip, the 970 would win, provided you have high clocks. I'd take the 2600k over the 970 and it'd be better in just about any other benchmark.

I had a 970 before and the only reason that I bought it was for vantage. I soon realized I didn't like the 970 all that much and should have spent the extra money on a 980x.
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post #14 of 24
I wasn't able to get my particular 970 past 4.35, even on water, and that took more voltage and made more heat than I was comfortable with.
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post #15 of 24
i like mine but if were building now I would go sandy
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post #17 of 24
It's very nice to open task manager and see 12 threads, plus the cost to move up your system to SB may not be worth it. Or it may depending on what you do, if you fold or use intense apps then the 970 would be a better choice. F@H on my CPU with a 6900 WU is giving me a tpf of 23:13 ~41k ppd. Happy also only needing 1.3375V to get 4.28 stable.
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Cant really justify the extra cost of the 970. Thinks Sandy Bridge 2600K has my vote... im only really going to using it for gaming so the money saved will go towards the second 6970 haha.
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post #19 of 24
In that case, the 2600k is the sure winner.
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post #20 of 24
I love my 2600k but either one will be fantastic...
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