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Why would you buy i7 970 over the i7 2600K?

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Just seen new i7 970 price,s its now £460 on overclockers.co.uk, I noticed its 6 core so simila to the i7 980x, but im wondering even with the reduced price, why would anyone wanna buy that when you can get i7 2600k cheaper?

Surely the i7 2600k is better? Or am I missing something?
post #2 of 20
I would buy an I7 970 because it's better
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If you're building a workstation and need to address more memory than SandyBridge can give you that is one reason.
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post #4 of 20
i7 970 has 6 cores / 12 threads where as the i7 2600k only has 4 cores / 8 threads. Some people need more cores for programs that are highly multithreaded. Also I've clocked my 970 upwards of 4.6 ghz on air
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post #5 of 20
970 will overtake a 2600k any day of the week. Now if you don't use programs that will make use of the 12 threads then duh go with the 2600k but if you use CAD or any type of video editing you will agree that 12 threads is better than 8
    
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post #6 of 20
get the 970 if you want more cores or more memory or lots of pci-express slots

95% of people don't need any of that and the 2600k is a bargain for what it does.
     
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post #7 of 20
Because mine was $215 (Intel retail advantage), the 2600k didn't exist when I got it, and I already had LGA-1366 boards.
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post #8 of 20
This looks like a 1366 vs 1155 thread

Anyway they are targeted towards different markets according to Intel, the first is Enthusiast and the second is Mainstream. The new Enthusiast parts are going to be released later this year.
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post #9 of 20
I do a lot of HD encoding so Id go with the 970.
     
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Blameless View Post
Because mine was $215 (Intel retail advantage), the 2600k didn't exist when I got it, and I already had LGA-1366 boards.
same here
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