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Intel Core i7 980x Vs. Intel Core i7 2600k?

Poll Results: Faster Processor?

 
  • 71% (101)
    Intel Core i7 980x
  • 28% (41)
    Intel Core i7 2600k
142 Total Votes  
post #1 of 34
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I read this article here:

http://www.kitguru.net/components/cpu/zardon/can-the-intel-core-i7-2600k-5-1ghz-slay-its-980x-goliath/

Saw the conclusion.. "Compared to the fastest desktop processor in the world, at stock speed, the 2600k is almost 30% behind. Using KitGuru’s building skills, we cranked the voltage to 1.6, rolled the clocks up to a steady 5.1Ghz and watched it breeze past the Extreme Edition by more than 10%."

What do you guys think is the fastest processor overall?
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post #2 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by Electric;11882422 
I read this article here:

http://www.kitguru.net/components/cpu/zardon/can-the-intel-core-i7-2600k-5-1ghz-slay-its-980x-goliath/

Saw the conclusion.. "Compared to the fastest desktop processor in the world, at stock speed, the 2600k is almost 30% behind. Using KitGuru’s building skills, we cranked the voltage to 1.6, rolled the clocks up to a steady 5.1Ghz and watched it breeze past the Extreme Edition by more than 10%."

What do you guys think is the fastest processor overall?

They arent running it like most normal overclockers would. I doubt many people would run it at 1.6v for every day overclock. It looks to be a great CPU though. I just wish they would run it with normal OC voltage.
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post #3 of 34
The 980x has 6 cores which makes it a better processor all things considered. Clock for clock the difference narrows quite a bit. If you are factoring cost then the 2600K is a better processor IMO. If you have a 1366 board I would go with the 980x, if you are starting from scratch then no question 2600k.
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post #4 of 34
What a lousy test...let's test processors at stock, then lets overclock one and compare it to the stock of the other...

Even Intel is not dumb enough to put out a budget chip that can compete with it's top end chips. Clock for clock the hexa-cores will always thrash the SB chips.
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post #5 of 34
The 980x is an awsome processor!, but thats before you tell me the price,

either way if the tooth fairy gave me $1000 id still buy a 2600k.
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post #6 of 34
Stupid poll. Overclock the 980x to 5.1ghz and watch what happens.

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wG5TAdvydw[/ame]

EDIT: This video shows that a 4.5ghz 980x gets 11.50 points in Cinebench compared to the 9.86 points the 2600k gets at 5.1ghz. I think that answers your question OP.

Whoever voted for the 2600k isn't very smart.
Edited by Pillz Here - 1/3/11 at 11:41pm
post #7 of 34
Unfair comparisons? Who would run 1.6v on a 32nm chip 24/7 let alone on a 65nm Chip...

980x easily wins at stock v stock.... Just imagine a 980x at 5ghz?
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post #8 of 34
It's silly to even compare a hexa core i7 vs a quad core i7 anyway. A more fair comparison would be the 980x vs. the upcoming LGA 2011 socket processors.
post #9 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pillz Here;11883025 
It's silly to even compare a hexa core i7 vs a quad core i7 anyway. A more fair comparison would be the 980x vs. the upcoming LGA 2011 socket processors.

This... Although to be fair, the replacement for the i980 will be the 8 core ivy bridge so we may never really see true apples to apples

To me these new parts are about bang for the buck more than outright perf gains over prior core i's. Sort of odd that the tech sites are crowing as if these parts are delivering transformational perf gains when they aren't. Perf per dollar definitely.

When ivy bridge comes I'll certainly mothball my 980/1366, but I'm not chomping at the bit really based on SB.
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post #10 of 34
just like couple of guys said upthere, its not fair compare a quad core processor and a hexa core processor... im new at this overclocking world but what i know is the 980x takes the ***** out of the 2600 wish is very good and the performance is amazing compared to the prize!
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