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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 #11 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by _s3v3n_ View Post
6/12 cores/threads VS 4/8 cores/threads, both 32nm

I would always go with more.

990x FTW
Sandy Bridge is faster than Gulftown though clock for clock, and overclocks considerably higher on the same cooling setup if it were used on both platforms. Plus it's cheaper, and 4GB sticks of memory are so cheap I think it's a no brainer to go with the 2600k over an old architecture. Even in apps that were fully multithreaded, the 2600k would be close in performance to the 990x assuming you overclocked both to their full potential. And you can upgrade to Ivy Bridge on the right socket 1155 motherboard. Lastly the power saving features on Sandy Bridge work soooo much better than on anything with X58.
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post #12 of 25
Get teh 990x, resell it for DOUBLE. Build 2 2600k systems
??????
profit
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post #13 of 25
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Originally Posted by liljoejoe54 View Post
I dont have an opinion I just hope that price you set for the 990x is going to come true, lol.

Exactly, so many peiple will buy it that are looking at a upper mid range rig. And top users will still buy 2011 everyones happy lol
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post #14 of 25
Intel isn't known for price cuts on their Extreme chips

When SB-E comes out, they'll stop selling the 990X
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post #15 of 25
990x is an amazing processor. In my eyes it has no competition at least not now.
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post #16 of 25
I'd go with the 2600k.
LGA1366 is at the end of it's life, and you have no upgrade path with it.
With 1155, you'll be able to pop an Ivy Bridge CPU right in with just a BIOS update, if anything.
post #17 of 25
with that kind of deal, 990x, obviously.
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post #18 of 25
Well for the record you can compare any two CPU's

Wether it is relevant or not is the issue

990X = Best availible CPU bar none ATM in the enthusiast market segment

2600K = Best availible CPU bar none ATM in the mainstream market segment

Until LGA2011 apears that is the way it breaks down.

For now though you really have to look at what you will be using it for and if you can utilze 6 pyhsicals and 6 virtuals .... if you can the 990X will eat the 2600K for lunch .......

If not the 2600K will be a superior choice

Another thing to consider is if you plan to have this for a long period of time with out upgrading the 990X may be the best long term despite being the end of the road for X58 as software and games are looking to utilize more cores this alone may bode well for the 990X
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post #19 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Smoblikat View Post
Get teh 990x, resell it for DOUBLE. Build 2 2600k systems
??????
profit
^What he said.

lol.

I might vote for the 990x because of the e-epeen ( ) and it's sheer power. For daily use though, you won't notice a difference between the two of them.
If it was my call to make, I'd probably just save money and get a 2600k since we don't even have enthusiast chips for Sandy Bridge yet.... that leaves a little room for upgrading on the 1155 socket.
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post #20 of 25
In my mind the 990x is like owning a supercar (IE: Veyron, Zonda R, FXX...) and owning a 2600K is like owning a mid range powered sports car (IE: M3, STI, Evo). Personally as much as I would love to own some crazy super car, if I can't make use of it then it's not nearly as much fun as owning a mid range car that I could make use of. That's just how I see it. If you can't make use of the 6 cores then why have it other than to compensate for other things...
    
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