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if your just gaming... i might consider the 2600k...

but keep in mind your comparing a unlocked mainstream processor that is just being released to a several month old high end extreme performance chip...

New architecture makes it comparable in this sense, but if it were for architecture and clock speed were talking i7 920/930/950 vs i7 980x in which case the 980 lays the smack down on all competition.
    
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980x > Everything at the moment, before I see some smacktard comparing a 400mhz faster SB to a i7 claiming its faster clock for clock... I will FedEx them a backhand..
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980x > everything else in multi-threaded over 4 cores.

980x gets owned in anything not optimized past 4 cores.
    
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Wait for socket LGA 2011 when the PCI-E lanes are integrated into the chip! I've already heard reports of better SLI performance on Sandy Bridge. Remember Ivy Bridge is only a die shrink or Sandy Bridge. I hate having to wait till Q4 to upgrade my CPU, mobo and ram, I need an upgrade now!
Edited by Systemlord - 1/7/11 at 12:30am
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He already purchased the 980X...
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Quote:
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He already purchased the 980X...
980X? nice stuff.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by xxbassplayerxx View Post
He already purchased the 980X...
Not too late to send it back?
    
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Not too late to send it back?
Your definition of "owned" is bit exagerrated in my opinion. I chose the 980x because I need performance in highly threaded applications for audio production. Also, 1366 is a more matured platform and the motherboards available definitely show that. Overall, I'm happy with my decision and I'll wait to see how the new 6 and 8 core processors perform in comparison. I was able to get 4 GHZ with HT on in no time with load temps 15C cooler than my i7 950. Pretty good I would say.
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post #79 of 106

Glad you're happy, but I never exaggerated anything.

980x @ 4.5 GHz 11.38 Cinebench.


Cost $1000

i7-2600k @ 5 GHz 9.82 Cinebench.



Source: http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...l#post11924171

Cost $317


These are all just opinions...

But my opinion is that 1.5 points in a multi-threaded and HT loving program isn't worth $700. Hope you can do 4.5GHz.

But that's just my opinion.
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post #80 of 106
From the reviews i have seen the 2600k at 4.6ghz is equel to a stock i7 980x so 980x kicks its butt and when overclocked leaves it for dust.
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