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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
58 Total Votes  
post #21 of 25
Why hasn't anyone asked him what he wants to do with his computer? Thats kinda important. If he's just gaming and doing general computing stuff the 2600k will be more than adequate and save him $150. If he's using crazy multi-threaded apps that need all those threads then the 990X may be worth the extra cash.

If he wants the epeen the 990X is definitely the way to go!
post #22 of 25
That e-peen needs a lot of watering then unless we're talking emptying our wallets. The 990x takes 1st place in this category. I'd take the 2500/2600K over the 990x even at this theoretical price point.
Edited by Troj - 9/18/11 at 10:39am
post #23 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Troj View Post
990x gives a small performance edge for software programs that will use all its cores (Maya, Max, Blender, Photoshop...) yet the improvements over 2600K are negligible.
Negligible generally implies not noticeable.

990xs are generally the best OCing of the Gulftowns and in heavily threaded apps can be ~25% faster than a typical 2600k at it's max stable OC.

~25% is a very big deal in many tasks.
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post #24 of 25
If a 990x or 980x was down to $450 I would buy one in a heartbeat and wait for 2011 to mature a little. To me, its down to board design. I like the range of choices and TOTAL LACK of NF200 on X58 better.

Having owned both a 980x and 2500k, both at 4.5ghz I can say the 980x hands down feels faster in everything it does, regardless of what benchmarks say. I soldthe 980x system as I just wasn't using its potential, but I wish I hadn't.
post #25 of 25
O.O I edited my post. Looking through my notes I saw the 990x gave a 15% boost in rendering when using Mental Ray, but I don't use Mental Ray in my modeling. I retracted what I posted in any case. In gaming, the 990x falls behind the 2500/2600K; there's more to a rig than just the cpu though (thank you OCN ) so the 990x at half price would allow money to be spent elsewhere.

If I were heavily into CGI, I would not be looking into the 990x, but you can read much more concise, and informed, posts/specs on gnomon, boxx, and other sites dedicated to CGI.

It's always fun when a company drops a price by half, so from this thread to Intel.
Edited by Troj - 9/18/11 at 2:22pm
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