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Listen guys, if you are using single GPUs, and at most two of them, then absolutely the Z68 wins with a CPU OCed this high. Even lower, to about 4.6 GHz, and a matching 980x frequency.

BUT:
Things to consider, most games don't use more than 2/4 Cores, the one game that can use all 12 threads of a 980x wasn't even tested (Civ V.)

Secondly, this is not a good setup for Tri-Sli/Quad-Sli or Dual-GPU cards.
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5.2Ghz - 5.4Ghz is not a common OC for 2600K. Thats like getting 4.6Ghz with 920. Also i though X980 would do at least 4.6Ghz.
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post #23 of 72
Quote:
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5.2Ghz - 5.4Ghz is not a common OC for 2600K. Thats like getting 4.6Ghz with 920. Also i though X980 would do at least 4.6Ghz.
Our maximum voltage isn't 1.52v, its supposed to be 1.375v... and I push it a little and run 1.389v for a P95 Stable 4.4GHz. So maybe a better binned chip could hit 4.5~4.6, but I am sure most 980s can at least do 4.4/4.45 GHz.

Thats another thing to look at, with the other valid points:
It takes 5.2 GHz of an i7 2600k to keep up with a decent 4.2 980x.

If anything, they really let us shine more than "obviously" destroy us.
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post #24 of 72
Quote:
Originally Posted by Riou View Post
X58 at 4.2 GHz did fairly well considering Z68 was at 5.2 GHz.
indeed it did.
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post #25 of 72
X58 to Z68 is nothing but sidegrade. Yeah 1155 socket CPUs overclock way better but Z68 boards are only capable 8x/8x Crossfire and support dual channel memory.

They both have advantages and disadvantages. If i were i high end gamer i'd skip both and wait for X79.
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post #26 of 72
i think in the tri-sli zone things would be a little different
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Both are great , you cant go wrong either way , they trade blows back and forth.
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post #28 of 72
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nautilus View Post
X58 to Z68 is nothing but sidegrade. Yeah 1155 socket CPUs overclock way better but Z68 boards are only capable 8x/8x Crossfire and support dual channel memory.

They both have advantages and disadvantages. If i were i high end gamer i'd skip both and wait for X79.
well thats not suprising considering socket 1155 was never meant to replace 1366 anyways

im waiting for a dual socket 2011 board
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post #29 of 72
I have yet to see someone running 5.2GHz on their 2600K 24/7. Only a few golden i5 2500Ks can do that at sane voltages.

Also, it's pretty obvious they're running into GPU bottlenecks. I'm not sure what they're testing in this article but it is certainly not CPUs .
 
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post #30 of 72
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nautilus View Post
X58 to Z68 is nothing but sidegrade. Yeah 1155 socket CPUs overclock way better but Z68 boards are only capable 8x/8x Crossfire and support dual channel memory.

They both have advantages and disadvantages. If i were i high end gamer i'd skip both and wait for X79.
Could always get a P8P67 ASUS WS Revolution with x16/x16 and epic sot spacing.
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