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Just tried it again and now it works for me.
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I would have thought this would be obvious....
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I'm curious if there would be any difference on Tri-SLI on a 30" monitor?
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no suprise really, the only thing i would mention is thats a terrible overclock for a freaking 980x
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Blindsay View Post
no suprise really, the only thing i would mention is thats a terrible overclock for a freaking 980x
And an above average one on the 2600k.
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post #16 of 72
Definitely Z68, I'd love to trade in my X58 if it would cost me nothing. Fact remains that it does, so any X58 to Z68 upgrade is not worth its money in my book. Besides, with X79 lurking around the corner, it shouldn't be that hard to resist the performance crave.
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post #17 of 72
Quote:
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Definitely Z68, I'd love to trade in my X58 if it would cost me nothing. Fact remains that it does, so any X58 to Z68 upgrade is not worth its money in my book. Besides, with X79 lurking around the corner, it shouldn't be that hard to resist the performance crave.
yeah there is no point in upgrading from x58 to z68, the only games that z68 really pulled away from x58 you were already getting a ton of fps anyways

only thing i see me getting rid of my setup for is maybe a dual socket 2011 board
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post #18 of 72
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And an above average one on the 2600k.
I don't think its out of the ordinary or unattainable by most people with a 2600k. Most 2600ks can reach 5-5.2Ghz @ their maximum vcore based on my observation.

I've yet to see a 2600k at more than 1.45v @ 4.8Ghz.

I recon that the 980x is 200Mhz below the high for air cooling and the 2600k is over the "high" by the same clock margin.
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post #19 of 72
Mine will only do 4.8GHz until temps limit me...
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So conclusion, If you already have X58, no need to get Z68, the improvements are not much.

However, for someone building a new system, there is no reason to get X58 over Z68

(or P67)
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