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1366 is better if you want to do 3-4 way SLI or CFX ,but if you dont want a multi-gpu configuration than get 1155,but like parityboy said if you already have 1366 no point going 1155,heck im on 1156 and theres nothing i cant do with this rig (except max out metro redface.gif)
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post #52 of 72
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Originally Posted by TehStranger?;14575833 
1366 is better if you want to do 3-4 way SLI or CFX ,but if you dont want a multi-gpu configuration than get 1155,but like parityboy said if you already have 1366 no point going 1155,heck im on 1156 and theres nothing i cant do with this rig (except max out metro redface.gif)

You would if you swapped that 460 out with another 480.
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Originally Posted by purpleannex;14575201 
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...



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



A 980x is no different to an i7 920 but with 2 extra cores and 32nm.
oh didt knew that and also i feel they should have compared a 920 and 2600k with same cloks

clocking one to 4.2 and other to 5.2 is unequal so fail review
    
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Originally Posted by BizzareRide;14568519 

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

Mine does 4.8GHz at 1.36 smile.gif

...and I've seen it done at even less vcore.
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Originally Posted by Kand;14575921 
You would if you swapped that 460 out with another 480.

i got the 460 as a gift and im selling it anyway,i was going to get another 480 but then i would have to buy another mobo and psu all up it will cost me around $550 thats too much for me
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Originally Posted by paras;14576046 
oh didt knew that and also i feel they should have compared a 920 and 2600k with same cloks

clocking one to 4.2 and other to 5.2 is unequal so fail review

The point is the platforms are not equal.
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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.

3x the price for the 980x compared to the 2600k... I believe that's a valid enough point.
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Originally Posted by Doogiehouser;14577217 
3x the price for the 980x compared to the 2600k... I believe that's a valid enough point.

for gaming the 2600k is a better choice, but there are still situations where a 980x is better (but alas that was not the point of this article)

and if you want to get nit picky, there is no point getting a 2600k over a 2500k for gaming only
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Seem pretty comparable to me.


Which is kinda the point, 1155 is as good as x58 for a lot less money.


At this point Intel is selling PCIe lanes for a premium, which is pretty shady when you think about it.
    
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Originally Posted by BizzareRide;14568519 
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.

I've got my 2600k running at 4.7GHz with 1.4v and the heat is difficult for my Arrow to handle.
Quote:
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.....

The vast majority of Gulftowns will do 4.2GHz, even second hand i7 970s that can be had for 400 dollars.

No one gets Gulftowns for an exclusively gaming system anyway.
Quote:
Originally Posted by BizzareRide;14573305 
5.2Ghz is the high but it's certainly attainable within the max TDP.

What max TDP?

At 4.7GHz 1.4v my 2600k is pushing 200 watts.
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