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Originally Posted by JasonCz View Post
Fanboy a bit? What exactly would you buy thats "better" then the top Intel extreme edition chip?
Better is relative.

If he's not going to make use of very heavily threaded apps, selling it and using a 2600k, plus having 500 dollars left over, could very well be better for his uses.

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Originally Posted by snelan View Post
So how is this different from an OC'd 970 or 980x?
If it's the 990x, it won't be.

Might OC a bit better on average.

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Originally Posted by snelan View Post
Gaming: 2600k > 980x/990x
Everything else: 2600k < 980x/990x
Gaming: 2600k = 2500k = 970/980/990 = 920/930/940/950/960 = X6 1050/1065/1075/1090/1100T (assuming all are clocked to at least 4GHz+, which is fairly typical for all of them).

Light to moderately threaded CPU limited apps: 2600k > 980/990x

Heavily threaded or very heavy multitasking: 990/980x > 2600k

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Originally Posted by xxbassplayerxx View Post
990X is 32nm and has a new revision IMC.
970 and 980x are 32nm with a different IMC from Bloomfield as well.

I still wouldn't describe them as next generation, but it's a fairly ambiguous distinction.
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lol what?

If it's the 990x like everyone is assuming, there won't be anything better.
Sandy Bridge is better, the 990X may have 6 cores and 12 threads but it sure as hell won't overclock to 5Ghz on air.

Plus, the amount of people on here that could fill 8 threads with stuff, let alone 12, is tiny.

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Originally Posted by JasonCz View Post
Fanboy a bit? What exactly would you buy thats "better" then the top Intel extreme edition chip?
See above, your chip may have 2 cores and 4 threads advantage but SB could easily have a 1Ghz clock speed AND IPC advantage to boot.

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He (and several other people on these forums) probably thinks a 2600k is better than a 980x/990x.
Which it is? They're practically equal at stock (The SB has a 200Mhz advantage in turbo, 70Mhz advantage without, as well as an IPC advantage) and the SB overclocks much higher than the 980X or 990X could ever hope to get, plus the amount of people that can take advantage of 12 threads is tiny compared to the amount of people who can take advantage of 8...

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Gaming: 2600k > 980x/990x
Everything else: 2600k < 980x/990x
Gaming: 2600K > 9*0X
Browsing: 2600K > 9*0X
Nearly everything: 2600K > 9*0X
Encoding: 9*0X > 2600K
Compiling: 9*0X > 2600K

That's more realistic at stock speeds, when OCed...Well, the 2600K matches the 980X in the stuff that it would normally be beaten at.

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No, definitely not.
Unless you're running three GPUs, yeah, it would...Less latency on the PCIe bus, games don't use more than 4 cores unless its FSX or SupCom (Which uses up to 8 anyway) and therefore prefer a higher single threaded speed, which Sandy Bridge has, both in IPC and clock speed.
    
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awh. i thought no one on here would know about this then I could have had a better chance of winning seeing how I won my entire sig rig lol
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Did the survey, its easy guys don't worry, just questions about your current rig. I would love to win a 990X!!! and then sell it lol, cos I dont own that socket MOBO.
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Better is relative.

If he's not going to make use of very heavily threaded apps, selling it and using a 2600k, plus having 500 dollars left over, could very well be better for his uses.



If it's the 990x, it won't be.

Might OC a bit better on average.



Gaming: 2600k = 2500k = 970/980/990 = 920/930/940/950/960 = X6 1050/1065/1075/1090/1100T (assuming all are clocked to at least 4GHz+, which is fairly typical for all of them).

Light to moderately threaded CPU limited apps: 2600k > 980/990x

Heavily threaded or very heavy multitasking: 990/980x > 2600k



970 and 980x are 32nm with a different IMC from Bloomfield as well.

I still wouldn't describe them as next generation, but it's a fairly ambiguous distinction.
I was answering both questions. "Next generation" because it's 32nm and different from the 970/980X because of its revised IMC. The IMC on Gulftown is generally pretty bad. The chip itself can't handle the QPI/VTT voltage needed to make the IMC worthwhile unless you get a great chip. The 990X will have a different IMC than the other GT chips.
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Did the survey, its easy guys don't worry, just questions about your current rig. I would love to win a 990X!!! and then sell it lol, cos I dont own that socket MOBO.
This is my plan right here.

Sell it to use the profit to finance a SB or even IB build and maybe add a water cooling kit.
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Fanboy a bit? What exactly would you buy thats "better" then the top Intel extreme edition chip?
Don't tell me you don't know that there is an awesome chip about to be released?

Why spend that kind of money when you could get what, 4 Sandy Bridge CPUs?

Pfft, I'd take a Bulldozer RIG and a Sandy Bridge RIG over that CPU ANY DAY OF THE WEEK!!!

lol what?

That's right, the best @ that price, isn't the best!
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can we stop with the ******* SB vs 1366 EE

please stop being smug to us 980x owners
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What kind of frame rate would you get in Flash Media Live Encoder at 1920x1080 with this chip? How many VM's could you support in a cluster with Proxmox VE with this chip? Does it support VT-d?
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Don't tell me you don't know that there is an awesome chip about to be released?

Why spend that kind of money when you could get what, 4 Sandy Bridge CPUs?

Pfft, I'd take a Bulldozer RIG and a Sandy Bridge RIG over that CPU ANY DAY OF THE WEEK!!!

lol what?

That's right, the best @ that price, isn't the best!
bulldozer?

What is this bulldozer of which you speak?

AMD fanboys excuse for excepting Sandy Bridge and saying "just wait for bulldozer"?

haha
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