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post #21 of 42
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Every dang time I read 980x, 4.2 ghz, and *insert random insufficient cooling here* in the same sentance.. I literally lol
I have a buddy *cough* OCN member *cough*, has a 980x claims 4.3 ghz on a CM V8 with a single 120 fan.. Ummm, Run Linx on it
Well the 980x is a 32nm same as the 970 so they do run cooler even tho they have 2 extra cores.
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i own a i7 930 system and two 2600k systems, i say do not upgrade. You won't gain anything.
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post #23 of 42
coming from a 950 owner I highly recommend you wait for ivy bridge before upgrading anything. It would not be in your best interest to buy a SB CPU right now or upgrade to the 980.
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I'd personally wait for Ivy Bridge which will bring a die shrink and maybe even more increased clock speeds. I'd only upgrade from a 775 slower quad such as a q6600 or maybe a crappy clocking AMD quad such as the c2 revision.
DONT TALK **** BOUT 775, lol i rock my E5200 @ 4.16ghz and she will handle anything i can throw at it.
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DONT TALK **** BOUT 775, lol i rock my E5200 @ 4.16ghz and she will handle anything i can throw at it.
haha nice, i can get 4.4GHz max on mine but i think thats hitting the FSB wall, boot into windows with 1.44v, benchmark stable at 1.47v, not gone any higher then that though, not until i get a loop going going 24/7 at 4Ghz at 1.32 - 1.33v
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post #26 of 42
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2500k doesnt trade blows with i7 980x does it, i thought just 2600k?
For gaming it does. 2500k = 2600k for gaming, even faster in some cases if HT is on with the 2600k.
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post #27 of 42
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For gaming it does. 2500k = 2600k for gaming, even faster in some cases if HT is on with the 2600k.
for gaming about anything clocked at 3.6ghz or better is going to be close to the same unless maybe your running 3x 580s.
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post #28 of 42
as stated in many of the other posts, no, don't upgrade.

wait for ivy bridge if you just want to upgrade, your 930 will do it's job at least a year more.
post #29 of 42
If you have the money to blow, sure. If you don't have extra money just hanging around ask yourself if unzipping rar files 10 seconds faster is worth a whole new rig.

It will also be interesting to see what Bulldozer does to the market and what kind of performance it has.
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post #30 of 42
i say you stay put on the X58..wait till you feel that all apps and games are slowly running on your system..getting hyped by reading reviews will just get your pockets empty..all recent games will still run decent on the said platform unless they require SB as its BEST platform..

well we all know that here is the "pursuit of performance" but i say its still a choice whether not to or to get an instant upgrade..
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