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2600k or a price cut 990x

Poll Results: Would a price cut on 990x get you to buy over a 2600k

 
  • 50% (29)
    Yes a 990x at $450 would be my choice
  • 37% (22)
    No the 2600k is still a better buy at those prices
  • 12% (7)
    I dont care, all I want is 2011
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post #1 of 25
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Edit, please read.
All I mean to do is compare value in current time. Not performance. Extreme OCers will opt for a much better 2011 socket when it comes out, in what, november??
So the idea is that the now current niche spot.for a 990x should be $450. While the 2011 takes top dog at a cost of 1000 for a high end choice.


I figured to make a different poll since the one in intel general got me thinking.
The 2600k/2500k processors are so popular and perform so well that everything else is almost not worthwhile for the price you pay.

The 2011 is coming out and the 2600k is out at a great price and amazing performance. now would be a perfect time for 1366 huge price cuts.

I feel the 990x should be around $450-500 perfect place for it in a SB ruled world.

So lets have a poll for fun and maybe end with a real price cut (overly optemistic)

Sorry for poor spelling btw.
Edited by Fx4 Mike - 8/2/11 at 5:10pm
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post #2 of 25
compare apple to apple
you cant compare 990x vs 2600
990x is a beast +legend compare to 2600 or 2500 k
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post #3 of 25
I would go for the 2600k no doubt. The architecture is faster and it overclocks higher. Plus socket 1155 will house Ivy Bridge so with many motherboards it is possible to upgrade to it. 1366 not happening. 990X is end of the road.
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post #4 of 25
X58 can still keep up with Sandy Bridge, you are almost discarding it as if it's no longer of any use, which is very far from the truth.

Granted, sandy is a better option now, and the newer CPU's (990x) are aimed at Extreme overclockers and enthusiasts, but the whole X58 platform was!
    
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post #5 of 25
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Originally Posted by TAr View Post
compare apple to apple
you cant compare 990x vs 2600
990x is a beast +legend compare to 2600 or 2500 k
xD

It is apple to apple.
The apple is, is it worth your money?
As compared to the 2600k being a great deal for 3/0
Is 450 a good deal for.a 990x
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Fx4 Mike View Post
It is apple to apple.
The apple is, is it worth your money?
As compared to the 2600k being a great deal for 3/0
Is 450 a good deal for.a 990x
As I said, the 990x isn't made to compete with the 2600k, so you can't compare the two as they are aimed at entirely different audiences.

You are basically saying that a Ferrari Enzo should cost £3,000, because you can fit the same amount of shopping in a 4 year old Ford Fiesta which was £3k. Whilst true, not at all relevant or a logical comparison.
    
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post #7 of 25
I agree with SmokinWaffle. Two totally different processors here.
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post #8 of 25
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Originally Posted by SmokinWaffle View Post
As I said, the 990x isn't made to compete with the 2600k, so you can't compare the two as they are aimed at entirely different audiences.

You are basically saying that a Ferrari Enzo should cost £3,000, because you can fit the same amount of shopping in a 4 year old Ford Fiesta which was £3k. Whilst true, not at all relevant or a logical comparison.
True but it would be 300 for 2600k and 450 for a 900x, still more expensive but im just saying cus when 2011 drops it will have 1000 dollar processors that will make 1366 obsolete at that price so its niche is ~500.

Just a though. Wasnt meaning to compare performance of a processor but to mearly conpare the value in the current time.

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post #9 of 25
6/12 cores/threads VS 4/8 cores/threads, both 32nm

I would always go with more.

990x FTW
post #10 of 25
I dont have an opinion I just hope that price you set for the 990x is going to come true, lol.
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