Originally Posted by GameBoy
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.
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.