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apart from the stock clock, is there any strong reason to replace 980x to 990x?
990x has a better IMC, but there's no real reason to upgrade so no.
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Still with the AMD Phenom X6 1100. Money is more important in today's economy.

Also...

A wise person once said



Well it went something like that.
Are you nuts? A 2600K blows the 1100 out of the water. Bulldozer may finally offer competition, but who in their right mind would waste money on an AMD right now? I'm not just talking about synthetic tests, I'm talking about real world gaming. Let's not forget about 5Ghz on air either...


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because games use 6 core


get a decent quad core be it intel or AMD if you want to game, the only game that uses 6+ cores is crysis 2
And BF3. BC2 multi-player with fraps running could use the extra cores to maintain fps stability as well. If you're buying a computer today, you want it to at lest last 1-2 years right? So why gimp yourself with an underperforming AMD just because most games in the past don't benefit from more than 4 cores yet? What about thinking ahead during the next 1-2 years that your system will be used? Especially at the price of $300 for a 2600K, it just seems illogical to buy otherwise, unless you're buying because of the brand name of course.
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Bah... I got my 970 for $450... this is killing my resale value!
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do you have any idea how powerful these are compared to AMD's garbage x6s
omg are this class of fanboys here too ?
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omg are this class of fanboys here too ?
Let me put it to you this way; do you think it's because AMD is your "friend" or a small, nice company that the 6 core 1090t is placed in the same price range as Intel quad cores such as the i7 920, i5 750 and the i5 2500k? Or it's because Intel is the big and evil company that the i7 980x is priced at 1k?

No, it's because AMD have evaluated their processor's capabilities and found that their 6-cored CPU can barely match a 4 cored Intel processor at nearly 1 Ghz less stock clock. Now if that isn't backwards technology, I don't know what is.

It would be the equivalent of ATI countering the GTX 5xx with Radeon 4xxx cards. There is simply no competition. AMD is currently 2 gens behind. Will they catch up? I certainly hope so.

I'm also sure if AMD came with a powerful processor similar to what the i7 980x is (compared to other available options), it would also price it similarly.
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Let me put it to you this way; do you think it's because AMD is your "friend" or a small, nice company that the 6 core 1090t is placed in the same price range as Intel quad cores such as the i7 920, i5 750 and the i5 2500k? Or it's because Intel is the big and evil company that the i7 980x is priced at 1k?

No, it's because AMD have evaluated their processor's capabilities and found that their 6-cored CPU can barely match a 4 cored Intel processor at nearly 1 Ghz less stock clock. Now if that isn't backwards technology, I don't know what is.

It would be the equivalent of ATI countering the GTX 5xx with Radeon 4xxx cards. There is simply no competition. AMD is currently 2 gens behind. Will they catch up? I certainly hope so.

I'm also sure if AMD came with a powerful processor similar to what the i7 980x is (compared to other available options), it would also price it similarly.
completely agreed with you here!
not to mention the first generation core i7 came out in 2008 while the current phenom II x6 came out 2010
so not only are they behind in performance per core and overal performance, they're behind in releasing products as well!
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:/ oright guys enjoy the 3fps more in games :/
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:/ oright guys enjoy the 3fps more in games :/
Well why wouldn't you take the 3 extra fps if both the systems come at the same price? And trust me, i5 750 and i5 2500k setups come at around the same price as 1090t/1100t systems.

Also it's more like ~10-20fps (and in some cases 50+). Source

Also the gaming performance of the 970 BEs are nearly the same as 1100t, with minimal difference in the majority of games. Hexacores currently offer no major gaming advantages.
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Well why wouldn't you take the 3 extra fps if both the systems come at the same price? And trust me, i5 750 and i5 2500k setups come at around the same price as 1090t/1100t systems.

Also it's more like ~10-20fps (and in some cases 50+). Source

Also the gaming performance of the 970 BEs are nearly the same as 1100t, with minimal difference in the majority of games. Hexacores currently offer no major gaming advantages.
And it's not just the fact that they're equal priced yet one performs far better, it's which one is going to last you into the future? Buy the best for your money or buy the one with the name you like the most. It seems pointless trying to have a discussion with people thinking like the latter.
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Planning of 970+Intel G3 SSD,6gb ram,high performance Raid card with raid 6(expensive ),5 3tb hdd for raid 6.
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