Originally Posted by CallsignVega
Sure a stock 2600k at 3.4Ghz is faster than a stock 920 @ 2.66Ghz. But if you over clock them to the same levels at 4+ Ghz, the 2600k and 920 are virtually identical. Show me a gaming benchmark that says otherwise.
Most gaming sites aren't getting 2600k's past 4.6Ghz which is essentially what I have my 920 at. If I got a 2600k up to 5Ghz I'd maybe see a 5-10% increase.
I do notice that some benchmark sites are not setting these chips to the same clocks so it skews results in the 2600k favor.
The main thing I see is that most 920s are not going to come close to 4.6ghz on air. 2600ks...well 4.6ghz...even the weaker retail D1s can easily get this on air. 5.0ghz on air with a D1 would have to be a rare golden chip type deal.
But come on, when these games(mostly console ports at that) require over 5ghz on a 2600k to run nicely(few years from now maybe?), much better hardware will be out...and socket 1155 will be obsolete.