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Interesting, but why not clock for clock?

At least either turn HT on for the 2600k, or turn it off for the 980x

You're comparing a 5GHz 4C/4T cpu with a 4.2GHz 6C/12T cpu. Not exactly fair.
 
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So would it be in my best intrest to spend the money to change out my 920 D0 for a 2600k? I am finally settled back down and gaming on my PC alot more now. And the one MMO I play uses the CPU for alot of its Graphics over a Vcard. But anyways, I wanting to max out my gaming ablity on this pc. And I cant get the 990x. I am trying to get my wife to let me, but thats like saying I want to spend 1000 on a NES to her.
I will add the FFxiv benchmark tomorrow. What MMO you playing?
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EQ2, just cant take WoW anymore, and cant find another MMO i like. I loved EQ and I love EQ2. I am waiting on SWTOR and pray its as good as or better then SWG.
    
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Interesting, but why not clock for clock?

At least either turn HT on for the 2600k, or turn it off for the 980x

You're comparing a 5GHz 4C/4T cpu with a 4.2GHz 6C/12T cpu. Not exactly fair.
If the 2600k is winning most of the time, does it really matter? I've ran lots of tests on both chips and the 980x runs better with it on and doesn't let me clock higher with it off. The 2600k gives better gaming performance with HT off and let's you clock higher too.

If you guys don't like the way HT is, I can change it. Whatever makes everyone happy.
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post #15 of 57
980x vs i5-2500k...

I think you're making peoples skin crawl, thats a $800 difference in chip cost alone.

You should test it with the 980x with one gtx 570, and the "i5'ed" i7-2600k with 3 gtx 570s, that would be a fair price vs performance comparison
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980x vs i5-2500k...

I think you're making peoples skin crawl, thats a $800 difference in chip cost alone.

You should test it with the 980x with one gtx 570, and the "i5'ed" i7-2600k with 3 gtx 570s, that would be a fair price vs performance comparison
That's kinda the point here. I have the 2600k, but use it with HT off for gaming. Seems a lot still think the best route is getting a 980x. NO WAY. A 2500k for $200, and that leaves you with $800 still to add graphics. You could get a 2500k, a gtx 580, and a $300 mobo all for the cost of a 980x.

It's a way better deal and most of the time the 2500k will win. I'll show that here.
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post #17 of 57
oh dear, hope more benchs are up. Nice results though and we all know that sb is better.

I am just gonna wear my flame suit just incase.
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More will be coming. Started this last night and that was all I could get done.
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If anyone has a single Gtx580 with a 920/930/950, I would like to add that to the mix as some would like to see that. Only thing is that you'll need to run the 580 @ 900/2004 for comparing. Let me know if you want to help.
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I think that for a true clock for clock best comparison, they should both be running @ 4.4. That doesn't leave any room for debate.

I think it's obvious what's the better option here though, and we've been saying that from the get go. Getting a 980x is pretty silly over a 2500K for gaming. You pretty much nailed that already, 2500K + P67 Mobo + 580 FTW

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That's kinda the point here. I have the 2600k, but use it with HT off for gaming. Seems a lot still think the best route is getting a 980x. NO WAY. A 2500k for $200, and that leaves you with $800 still to add graphics. You could get a 2500k, a gtx 580, and a $300 mobo all for the cost of a 980x.

It's a way better deal and most of the time the 2500k will win. I'll show that here.
BTW - I'm sure you've heard already, but ASUS will have their new B3 mobo's THIS WEEK.

http://www.guru3d.com/news/asus-to-s...rds-this-week/

I know Balla has been waiting for a MOBO, P8P67 Pro

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If anyone has a single Gtx580 with a 920/930/950, I would like to add that to the mix as some would like to see that. Only thing is that you'll need to run the 580 @ 900/2004 for comparing. Let me know if you want to help.
When you're done your testing, send me the 580, and I will run some tests for ya.
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