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Hardocp is terrible imo.
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[H] is outstanding, I rarely ever see an article by them I disagree with.

But steer clear of their PSU reviews .
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It looks to me like there are two different versions of Sandra out there, and they produce different results.

The "old Sandra" (used here http://techgage.com/article/intels_c..._sick_scores/8 and here http://www.guru3d.com/article/core-i7-980x-review/11) scores the 980x at 128 gips and the 870 at 78 gips (consistent with 980x being slightly higher clocked and having 50% more cores).

The "new Sandra" scores the 980x at 150 gips and the 870 at 93 gips.

[H]ardOCP used the same version to test the 980x and the old family. 2600k is slightly faster clock-per-clock, but that's not enough to compensate for 2 extra cores of the 980x.

Guru3D tested the 2600k using the "new" version and threw in the results into a spreadsheet computed with the "old" version. They are wrong.
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Originally Posted by hamster3null View Post
It looks to me like there are two different versions of Sandra out there, and they produce different results.

The "old Sandra" (used here http://techgage.com/article/intels_c..._sick_scores/8 and here http://www.guru3d.com/article/core-i7-980x-review/11) scores the 980x at 128 gips and the 870 at 78 gips (consistent with 980x being slightly higher clocked and having 50% more cores).

The "new Sandra" scores the 980x at 150 gips and the 870 at 93 gips.

[H]ardOCP used the same version to test the 980x and the old family. 2600k is slightly faster clock-per-clock, but that's not enough to compensate for 2 extra cores of the 980x.

Guru3D tested the 2600k using the "new" version and threw in the results into a spreadsheet computed with the "old" version. They are wrong.
So, I should be getting a 980x and not a 2600k?
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So, I should be getting a 980x and not a 2600k?
Last I checked, 980x still cost $700 more than 2600k.
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Last I checked, 980x still cost $700 more than 2600k.
I don't see an option to put two 2600ks in my rig.
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