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If you already got a 1366 board, then I say go for the 970.
    
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Originally Posted by djk11 View Post
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.
It is said to be either fall 2011 or Q1 2012
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Ah im not planning on buying one, id just assume that since 2600k beats i7 980x with a good overclock, id guess the 2600k wud beat 970 also?
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Ah im not planning on buying one, id just assume that since 2600k beats i7 980x with a good overclock, id guess the 2600k wud beat 970 also?
lol, not when it comes to folding, or other heavily threaded applications
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Nah two more cores and four more threads is too much to overtake...

At least not in multi-threaded apps, it's close, but the 6 core chips will still win.


If you need 6 cores 12 threads waiting for Sandy Bridge high end chips would be wise, they'll be coming out soon with 6 core and 8 core chips that will blow away old 980x chips.
    
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lol, not when it comes to folding, or other heavily threaded applications
exactly. running game benchmarks is one thing. obviously for crysis or similar games the 2600k will win.(overclocked of course)

but for heavily threaded applications, the 6core 1366 counterpart will win.

i dont understand why people keep comparing the 2600k to the 6core gulftowns.
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hmm interesting, so when ivy bridge comes out 2011/12 can we expect 8 core and superior performance?
post #18 of 20
No when Sandy Bridge high end comes out you can expect 6 and 8 core chips I believe. Ivy Bridge is a die shrink of Sandy Bridge, I have no clue what intel is going to do vs Bulldozer. We could only see a 6 core sandy bridge chip later this year to complete with the 8 core bulldozer chip, and maybe a server side 8 core 16 thread chip to compete with the 16 core bulldozer chip..

Dunno for sure, I become more unsure as the days go by and recalls happen.

Yes more of the same cores = more performance in multi-threaded apps.
    
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post #19 of 20
1366 fan-boy says "970", but honestly the 1336 is better. tri channel memory / six cores on the 970 and you all ready have the board. Its a no brainer for me!
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Tri channel memory that is slower than Sandy Bridge dual channel, which was proven to show almost no difference between cas 9 1333 ram and 2133 cast 9 ram in real world apps.
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