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1090T to a 2600K?

Poll Results: Should I switch?

 
  • 34% (11)
    No, keep what you have
  • 65% (21)
    Yes
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post #1 of 43
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I see some decent deals on here for a 2600k and compatible boards. Just not sure how big of a gain in performance I would see.
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post #2 of 43
not much . . .





if you can run your thuban 4.5 7/24. both clocked at 4.5GHz.
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post #3 of 43
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Can't get that high on my thuban without a better board, had it stable at 4.1 or 4.2 on my last board but blew my vrms. And if I'm going to go as far as upgrade the board I was thinking about just getting an 8350.
BTW I'm clocked at 3.8 atm.
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post #4 of 43
jth, i say wait for haswell or steamroller.
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post #5 of 43
That X6 is more than likely a huge bottleneck with those graphics cards. A 2600K at 4.5 or higher would lessen that bottleneck considerably. Thus enabling those graphics cards to perform consistently better. I went from a Core 2 Quad Q6600 to my 2700K and it was night and day difference. Meaning I did not know how slow my C2Q was compared to my i7. If you can get a sweet deal on a 2600K mobo combo go for it.
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post #6 of 43
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Originally Posted by lonnie5000 View Post

That X6 is more than likely a huge bottleneck with those graphics cards. A 2600K at 4.5 or higher would lessen that bottleneck considerably. Thus enabling those graphics cards to perform consistently better. I went from a Core 2 Quad Q6600 to my 2700K and it was night and day difference. Meaning I did not know how slow my C2Q was compared to my i7. If you can get a sweet deal on a 2600K mobo combo go for it.

Someone here on OCN is selling a 2600k for 200, and there are I think two boards which caught my interest. I could probably get the cpu and board from just under 300 to around 350. Not sure how amazing of a deal that is. My current cpu doesn't seem to be holding my cards back too much from the usage I have seen them receive in crysis 3 and witcher 2, just not sure if the switch would be night and day or more subtle.
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post #7 of 43
I say its worth it, especially if you also use your rig for work like visual effects and video rendering.
Although an FX8320 would be cheaper since you wont need to replace your board.
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post #8 of 43
It's a much better chip, that's not disputable. Howver, your financial situation is? got $$ to throw? Yes. IF not, NO
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post #9 of 43
Well, it probably is
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post #10 of 43
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Originally Posted by edalbkrad View Post

I say its worth it, especially if you also use your rig for work like visual effects and video rendering.
Although an FX8320 would be cheaper since you wont need to replace your board.
I hate my board, it offers very little in the OC dept, if I go AMD for my next chip I was considering the 8350 with a much better board. Which would bring me to the same cost as the i7 setup, if not a little more.
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It's a much better chip, that's not disputable. Howver, your financial situation is? got $$ to throw? Yes. IF not, NO
I have a little extra money for an upgrade, I'm unemployed but have financial aid. My wife has a good job with time warner, so the bills do get paid.
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Well, it probably is
I can't tell what your charts are referring to other than the i7 getting higher scores, are these synthetic benches or real world?
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