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Disappointing, but not really unexpected. I was planning on getting one, mostly just for 5GHz fun, but I can't justify that purchase with such a small IPC boost. Oh well, that money will be going into my GPU fund instead.
 
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No. A 980x at 100% load >>>> 2500k at 100% load, therefore the 980x is better. And even under lightly threaded scenarios (which is a retarded way to compare anything other than IPC, by the way) a 2500k doesn't destroy the 980x. Slightly faster =/= destroy.
Kids on OCN these days need to stop thinking everybody just uses their PC for games. rolleyes.gif

Did you not read my post? You 'kids' need to realize that not all applications are coded for 6+ threads, games or not. If you consider 'slightly faster' a 20%+ lead when overclocked, then obviously your definition is different than mine. A 980x will NOT OC ANYWHERE near as high as a 2500k will. With that said, in applications and games that use FOUR threads or less, the 2500k will hold a lead of 20% or more, considering it's IPC lead, plus it's max overclock of 5ghz vs the max OC of the 980x @ 4.4ghz (don't try to say an average 980x can OC higher than that, because it can't. It's actually hard to get to 4.4ghz even). Sandy Bridge's IPC lead PLUS it's OC lead gives it a 20% or more lead on the 980x in apps/games that use 4 threads or less, period.

Get off your old tech bandwagon just because you own one. If you were talking about the 3930k or 3960k, we'd be discussing something COMPLETELY different. We're nearly TWO generations past the 980x and you're still acting as if it's the best thing since sliced bread.

By the way, just because I play a few games, doesn't make me a kid, 'Game Boy'. (I'm 25. thumb.gif)
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but its gonna be running cooler, have less power consumption, and will offer more performance than SB... its a nice upgrade for people who don't already have SB though
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Not really worth it as an upgrade from 2500k or 2600k, but totally worth it just to play with for Overclocking.
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why did they even release ivy bridge for desktops seems like its only really relevant. that said, i hope the power efficiency means+keplar means ill be able to get a lappy with a quadcore and gt555m level card, with a power supply below 120w.
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This is making me want Ivy Bridge-E that much more...
     
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i fore see UPGRADE!!!!!!!!!!!

sig rigg isn't quite cutting the mustard anymore for video editing and gaming. (2core 4thred)
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I need to throw my Q8400 away

Throw it in my trash can, PM me for address. biggrin.gif
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Did you not read my post? You 'kids' need to realize that not all applications are coded for 6+ threads, games or not. If you consider 'slightly faster' a 20%+ lead when overclocked, then obviously your definition is different than mine. A 980x will NOT OC ANYWHERE near as high as a 2500k will. With that said, in applications and games that use FOUR threads or less, the 2500k will hold a lead of 20% or more, considering it's IPC lead, plus it's max overclock of 5ghz vs the max OC of the 980x @ 4.4ghz (don't try to say an average 980x can OC higher than that, because it can't. It's actually hard to get to 4.4ghz even). Sandy Bridge's IPC lead PLUS it's OC lead gives it a 20% or more lead on the 980x in apps/games that use 4 threads or less, period.
Get off your old tech bandwagon just because you own one. If you were talking about the 3930k or 3960k, we'd be discussing something COMPLETELY different. We're nearly TWO generations past the 980x and you're still acting as if it's the best thing since sliced bread.
By the way, just because I play a few games, doesn't make me a kid, 'Game Boy'. (I'm 25. thumb.gif)

The Sandy Bridge/Ivy Bridge IPC lead over Nehalem is actually pretty laughable. 10-15%? Also, SNB-E is hampered by more cores as well in the overclocking department.

Yes, for lightly threaded workloads, the 2500K/2600K is "faster"...but for programs requiring lots of sheer, threaded power, you're not going to beat a 980X with that little SNB or even HSW most likely.

By this logic, nobody should ever buy an "-E" chip, because the mainstream version of the next chip is already around the corner. For mainstream users, that's true, but for those of us who actually need the threads? No. Not true.
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