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Originally Posted by jblanc03 View Post
are you kidding me?

there is alot of biased opinions here. and no one has given me much evidence that one will perform better than the other for what i plan to use it for. Its just word of mouth.

I was expecting alot more experience and instead i get abunch of people who have never had the Intel Core i7-990X Extreme and lot of people praising the i7 2600k. Okay thats cool, just give me links to benchmarks/reviews. thats why i come to this forum cause its been helping me so far with everything else.
You demand respect because you were a marine, yet you refuse to spend two minutes on google or another search engine to find your own answer.

Here's what came up when I typed "2600K vs 980x gaming" into OCN's search box.

I'd respect you a whole lot more if you could spare ten seconds of your time doing that instead of creating a whole new thread on an issue that's already been covered a few hundred times.

The short answer is that the 2600K has slightly better IPC and will overclock to the same frequency or higher in general so in apps that use 8 or less threads it will outperform the 990X and in apps that fully utilise 12 threads the 990X will win.
Anything else is a toss-up.

For gaming today, the 2600K is a better choice as there are very few games that will benefit more from the 990X's extra cores than from the 2600K's better per-thread performance.
If games are released that take advantage of what the 990X has over the 2600K you might be better off with that.

Get the 2600K, you get an easy upgrade to Ivybridge down the line and at worst it's going to be a little bit behind the 990X until IB comes out while costing far less and using far less power, then when IB is out it should outperform SB and the 990X anyway.

The 2600K will be better in most games as it should clock a little higher than the 990X and is also better clock for clock if you ignore the extra cores of the 990X.
Extra cores don't help unless they're used and over 90% of games don't use more than the quad core will allow them to.

Edit: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/142?vs=287 shows their performance at stock speeds in a bunch of applications.
Edited by Mike-IRL - 10/20/11 at 5:13am
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Originally Posted by Mike-IRL View Post
You demand respect because you were a marine, yet you refuse to spend two minutes on google or another search engine to find your own answer.

Here's what came up when I typed "2600K vs 980x gaming" into OCN's search box.

I'd respect you a whole lot more if you could spare ten seconds of your time doing that instead of creating a whole new thread on an issue that's already been covered a few hundred times.

The short answer is that the 2600K has slightly better IPC and will overclock to the same frequency or higher in general so in apps that use 8 or less threads it will outperform the 990X and in apps that fully utilise 12 threads the 990X will win.
Anything else is a toss-up.

For gaming today, the 2600K is a better choice as there are very few games that will benefit more from the 990X's extra cores than from the 2600K's better per-thread performance.
If games are released that take advantage of what the 990X has over the 2600K you might be better off with that.

Get the 2600K, you get an easy upgrade to Ivybridge down the line and at worst it's going to be a little bit behind the 990X until IB comes out while costing far less and using far less power, then when IB is out it should outperform SB and the 990X anyway.

The 2600K will be better in most games as it should clock a little higher than the 990X and is also better clock for clock if you ignore the extra cores of the 990X.
Extra cores don't help unless they're used and over 90% of games don't use more than the quad core will allow them to.

Edit: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/142?vs=287 shows their performance at stock speeds in a bunch of applications.
Thank you! That was not so hard was it?

lol but really i appreciate this.

You were a bigger help to me than alot of other people on this thread.
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Will the i7 2600k support This ram? The Corsair Dominator GT PC-19200 (2400MHz)



Also I cant seem to find this exact Type of RAM anywhere. I tried the Corsair website already and did not find this ram for sale. Can someone please tell me where i can get this?
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As far as I know, the 2600K has the best memory controller of any desktop processor so I'd imagine it would support it.
I'm not 100% sure that it would so someone else might be more help.

I think the SB chips have a pretty low limit on safe RAM voltage though.
If those are 1.65V sticks, which I'm pretty sure they are, they're pushing the limit for what's safe to run 24/7.
Intel's recommended max RAM voltage is 1.6V so they're slightly above that.

They should be fine and I'm fairly certain they would run at their rated speed if you bought them.

In the worst case scenarion you'd need to undervolt them to 1.6V and see what they could run but hopefully someone else can tell you if it's safe to run 1.65.
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Originally Posted by Mike-IRL View Post
As far as I know, the 2600K has the best memory controller of any desktop processor so I'd imagine it would support it.
I'm not 100% sure that it would so someone else might be more help.

I think the SB chips have a pretty low limit on safe RAM voltage though.
If those are 1.65V sticks, which I'm pretty sure they are, they're pushing the limit for what's safe to run 24/7.
Intel's recommended max RAM voltage is 1.6V so they're slightly above that.

They should be fine and I'm fairly certain they would run at their rated speed if you bought them.

In the worst case scenarion you'd need to undervolt them to 1.6V and see what they could run but hopefully someone else can tell you if it's safe to run 1.65.
Thank you.

Well if not these than whats the best 1866mhz DDR3 ram out there?
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I really, really, really, hope you plan on upgrading that "monitor".
post #67 of 91
You ask for respect but you give none to the people helping you with your issues. Seriously, this is ridiculous. You tell people to "grow up" and "leave now" on your threads. You are completely disrespecting everyone in the forum.

To answer your RAM question:
If you want the best RAM you should get CL6 1600 MHz. The latencies on 2400MHz ram are extremely high. So, unless you can get CL9 2400MHz, CL8 2200MHz, CL7 2133MHz CL7 2000 MHz, or CL6 1866MHz, CL6 1600MHz will out perform them. And always, if you can get lower latencies than the ones I have listed, they will out perform CL6 1600MHz.

If you were nicer to people I might have done the calculations for you to "prove" it. But you can take my word for it OR you can do some research and calculations for yourself.
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Man this guy is always a good show LMAO
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im not worried about the price at all. IM willing to spend big on the best thing out there.

Is multi threading and whatever else the 990x has to offer as far as overclocking, temperatures, benchmarks worth it?
If you don't even know whats good about it, then you don't need it.

But wait a month or two for intel new cpus if you want to spend this kind of cash.
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I really, really, really, hope you plan on upgrading that "monitor".
Lets not start this again Methos!

My monitor is the Shiz Nits!

I dont play on tiny 30" and i hate screen boarders
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