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I7 970 or 2600k Sandybridge

Poll Results: I7 970 or 2600k Sandybridge

Poll expired: Jan 26, 2011  
  • 62% (5)
    I7 970
  • 37% (3)
    2600k Sandybridge
8 Total Votes  
post #1 of 7
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Hey guys here is my deal. I got this BNIB I7 970 and I am trying to decide whether I should get rid of it and go 2600k. I could sell my 970 on CL or fleabay and almost get enough to get a mobo and chip. I just didn't know if it would be worth it to do this since the 970 is a awesome chip itself.
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post #2 of 7
I say keep moving with the world, and don't look back.
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post #3 of 7
Keep the 970 wait until somthing extreme releases sandy bridge isnt really better than the 970 its close but not better
    
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post #4 of 7
If you are a very heavy multitasker and/or do things that can take advantage of the extra cores/threads on the 970, I'd keep it. A ~4.2GHz i7 970 compares well with a 4.5-4.7GHz 2600k in these cases.

If you are more concerned with performance with a few threads, then the 2600k setup is going to be faster.
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post #5 of 7
For me, it would depend on what I had paid for the 970. If you can sell it and come out to the good, I would do it. If you paid more than you can sell it for on ebay, you might as well keep it.
    
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post #6 of 7
970 is a better chip if you use alot of multi-threaded apps. Even with the new architecture changes with SB, 6 cores still beats SB.

For me I'm holding onto my 970 since it folds faster than a 5Ghz SB.
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post #7 of 7
IMHO, the 970 is just enough. Unless your a tech head and you need the latest and greatest processor. If you sell it off, you will be getting a fair amount or money for that processor, so you will have enough to upgrade to sandy bridge.
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