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Bad review.
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I can't wait for the 2011 vs 1155 comparo's
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$1000 Hex Core vs $350 usd Quad?

The quad offers better price/performance ratio? Stop the presses!

Seriously. Tweaktown. Bad review is bad.
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Im stickin with my system. No need to upgrade when I really wont see any performance jumps. If I was a benchmark junkie then maybe
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All the 980X guys on here saying that this really shows how X58 is still as good as Z68 seem to be glossing over the very relevant price difference. You could buy two Z68 setups for the price of an X58 with a 980X and for your extra money you get precisely zero advantage over Sandy Bridge in gaming. Something to think about.....
post #46 of 72
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Originally Posted by Nautilus;14569164 
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.

For those with Nehalem quads(9x0) I disagree, it's more of a side-upwards grade.
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Originally Posted by MrLinky;14569668 
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 tongue.gif.

5.2Ghz is the high but it's certainly attainable within the max TDP.

Just look at your chip. It only affirms what I said earlier... You're at 4.8Ghz with only 1.4v.

People just aren't comfortable with the temps at that speed which is understandable.
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Originally Posted by SirWaWa;14570634 
X58 still has better discrete graphics support in multi-gpu setups
not impressed with the current offerings and am still very happy with my X58
waiting for the true X58 successor

Doubt it... x8/x8 doesn't bottleneck any card save for a GTX 590 of which you won't be running quad-SLI because the advantage of a quad SLI GTX 590 are minuscule.

If you running tri-SLI then perhaps X58 may be better, but I digress.
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Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric;14573040 
All the 980X guys on here saying that this really shows how X58 is still as good as Z68 seem to be glossing over the very relevant price difference. You could buy two Z68 setups for the price of an X58 with a 980X and for your extra money you get precisely zero advantage over Sandy Bridge in gaming. Something to think about.....

Definitely. You could buy 3x 2500k rigs complete with RAM, PSU, CD/DVD drive and destroy a westmere.. Have a nice render farm/folding farm.
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Originally Posted by BizzareRide;14573305 
For those with Nehalem quads(9x0) I disagree, it's more of a side-upwards grade.



5.2Ghz is the high but it's certainly attainable within the max TDP.

Just look at your chip. It only affirms what I said earlier... You're at 4.8Ghz with only 1.4v.

People just aren't comfortable with the temps at that speed which is understandable.



Doubt it... x8/x8 doesn't bottleneck any card save for a GTX 590 of which you won't be running quad-SLI because the advantage of a quad SLI GTX 590 are minuscule.

If you running tri-SLI then perhaps X58 may be better, but I digress.



Definitely. You could buy 3x 2500k rigs complete with RAM, PSU, CD/DVD drive and destroy a westmere.. Have a nice render farm/folding farm.

The fact is that X980 is no better at gaming then 4 Core Core i7s. So the price does not matter at all.
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post #48 of 72
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Originally Posted by RagingCain;14568766 
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.

Yeah they took a x16 + x16 platform and put it against a x8 + x8, they should've run some more tests with single cards, both at x16 with the same clocks...
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Originally Posted by paras;14570448 
well i dont know why but its pretty funny to me that they are testin a 6 core vs 4 core and then OCing one system to its limit and other to a normal OC beginners do

also if u wanna really see the true power of the 6 core then test some good video editing etc

i dont feel someone would buy a 1k$ cpu for gaming only

just my opinion

No, obviously no one would buy a 980x + sli 590's, would they? I mean that would be a gaming rig wouldn't it? No need for two 590's just for video edtiting! lol wink.gifpoke.giflachen.gifrolleyes.gif
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Originally Posted by paras;14571654 
i think u are not comparing apples to apples here

and to the guy who was saying something about 980x being 1k and all .People use that cpu for ther works also it would be very silly to buy a 980x for GAMING only

also what i wanna say is that the test aint equal coz 980x is not a GAMER cpu

i think they shold have tested a 920/950 @ a 4.0 coz thats what most people use it at and then OC the 2600k to 4.0 and test those and then test the 2600k @ 5.0 or higher clock and should have showed the difference then

i mean 1stly this test fails for me coz they have taken 980x for test and then labelled it as x58 vs Z68 ( beter in gaming)

its a lols for me

A 980x is no different to an i7 920 but with 2 extra cores and 32nm.
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I went from a 980x and Rampage Formula III to a Maximus Gene Z68 with a 2500K. My 980x did 4.4Ghz at 1.34v 24/7 and my 2500k does 4.8Ghz at 1.34v. From a gaming standpoint, unless I am benching for a record, there was little to no difference, but that's because games do not take advantage of the extra cores. The reason I had the 980x was for video editing, but since my software supports Cuda and Intel Sync, it was not necessary to have the 980x. The other thing people are not talking about is power consumption. A x58 with a 980x will draw about 100 more watts than a Z68 setup. If you are actually up and running 24/7 then that can add up. What I would have liked to have seen is them throw in two more aspects, Eyefinity/Nvidia Surround and a 2500k on a non-NF200 board. Since we are talking gaming, those two aspects would have been interesting to see if the memory bandwidth and extra cores would have made a difference, especially in multi-monitor setups. If all you do is game, then I think the P67/Z68 setup is by far the better choice. Whether it's worth moving from a x58 setup to Z68 really depends on what you could sell your x58 setup for. Most 980x/970's go for $600 or less and a good x58 MB can be had for $200 or less, so the price difference is not as big as the article lets on.
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Seems like that 2600k was a golden chip for it be running at that high a freq. Its irrelevant though. Most people wouldn't build a 990x rig for gaming anyway nowadays. Maybe two years ago, but not now. Thorough review, but I think most people knew the answer before you even hit the link.

Dead heat, but Z68 is way cheaper. Kinda pointless when SB-E is coming soon and then...2011.
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