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Originally Posted by Klue22;12439406 
He asked. If he's only interested in doing stuff like encoding/rendering/folding then that is a perfectly valid post. Processes like that scale nearly 100% between processor cores. I am aware that it does not work like that for lesser things such as gaming or other menial tasks.

you do understand that calculating power like that is exactly as meaningless as gigaflops....for anything
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you do understand that calculating power like that is exactly as meaningless as gigaflops....for anything
Not folding, and not for encoding. My 970 encodes video just about 50% faster than what my quad Xeon did at the same frequency. The increase in folding speed has also shown similar results.
    
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Klue is right.
It depends on what you are actually doing and what that software can take advantage of.
The hardware can only do as much as the software/instruction set allows.

And plus....8 and 12 core's are right around the corner.
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post #14 of 19
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Oh well in that case...

4.3*4=17.2 Total Ghz (930)

17.2 Ghz / 6 cores = 2.86 Ghz <--Assuming 100% scaling between cores, you hould have to clock the 970 to at least 2.86Ghz in order to match the performance of a 930 @ 4.3Ghz.

Hope that helped clear it up.
you went backwards on this idea. its more so like this using your logic:

3.2*6=19.2 ghz (given the op wants to match this cpu with his 930)
19.2/4=4.8 ghz

so a 4.8 ghz 930 may be considered as powerful as the STOCK 970 but if you OC that 970 baby then:.......

4.6*6=27.6 ghz 970 oc'd
would then assume to be about a 930 @ 6.9 ghz ! wow using this logic he should prolly upgrade!

*please note that im trying to be sorta funny here. and this logic still shows ~50% increase which is what we all expected
Edited by XiDillon - 2/18/11 at 5:52pm
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you went backwards on this idea. its more so like this using your logic:

3.2*6=19.2 ghz (given the op wants to match this cpu with his 930)
19.2/4=4.8 ghz

so a 4.8 ghz 930 may be considered as powerful as the STOCK 970 but if you OC that 970 baby then:.......

4.6*6=27.6 ghz 970 oc'd
would then assume to be about a 930 @ 6.9 ghz ! wow using this logic he should prolly upgrade!

*please note that im trying to be sorta funny here. and this logic still shows ~50% increase which is what we all expected
Lol, I just took it to mean that he wanted to know the minimum clocks it would take a 970 to equal a 930 @ 4.3, but your logic works too.
    
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it's hard not to bring up the GHZ math joke at this time
    
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post #17 of 19
I was about to make a similar post, 'cuz I'm considering upgrading to the 970 as well, since my primary use is Video Editing those 2 extra cores would come in handy.

This review was pretty interesting:
http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/c...7_970_review/3

When you look at the benchmarks compared to the 980x, the 970 is impressive to say the least.

I wonder how well BD will perform, and if it will drive the 970 prices even lower?

My upgrade path has always been to wait for Ivy Bridge, unless BD lives up to the hype.

It would cost me around $450 to pick this up if I sold my 930 for $225.

I'm very tempted right now, I'll do my best to resist and wait for BD to see what all the fuzz is about.
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i'm kicking around selling my 980x possibly for cheap.
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how cheap? 970 price cheap?

Is your 2600k that much better?
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