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.
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.
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.