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Poll Results: Would You Upgrade from an i7-950 to a 980X

 
  • 22% (14)
    Yes, The 980X is far superior.
  • 48% (30)
    No, The 950 will still give you all the performance you want.
  • 27% (17)
    I like Cheese
  • 1% (1)
    Other Idea. Please Explain
62 Total Votes  
post #11 of 26
with your 950 at 4.5ghz HT on, HELL NO!
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post #12 of 26
bank it for a new gpu
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post #13 of 26
I like cheese
 
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post #14 of 26
I say grab a 32nm server quad, I forget what the name was.
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post #15 of 26
If the heaviest thing you are going to be using it with is COMSOL then save your money. The difference between the two might be noticeable, but not worth the money.
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post #16 of 26
i say i7 970. But ONLY if you have at least THREE amazing reasons to get one.
post #17 of 26
not worth it - you'll be pleased with your 950 for gaming as of now, lets see what 2011 has to offer!=)
post #18 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by srsdude View Post
i say i7 970. But ONLY if you have at least THREE amazing reasons to get one.
wPrime, 3D Mark Vantage and 3D Mark 06?
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post #19 of 26
The 950 @ 4.0ghz+ is still a beast! No need to go to the 980x unless you run alot of VM's, do crazy encoding, or just want to brag about you $1000 processor!
Edited by pbasil1 - 12/19/10 at 3:24pm
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post #20 of 26
Yea, I don't get the point of upgrading at all this early into the game. Wait until new CPUs are made.
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