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I think this EE cpu is aimed at, for example, rendering studios, in which a 1-3 sec difference in their workload means a lot of time and dough.
Why wouldn't they just buy two computers with 2500K's? That makes the most sense... it costs roughly the same and your throughput is much greater. Additionally most serious render farms are doing this on the GPU... right? Its like 100x faster for the stuff I was playing around with...

The 990X is for people who don't mind spending the extra money to not have to worry about setting up a second computer (or don't want to deal with splitting the task among different boxes).

This processor IMHO is for people who want the flagship model and don't mind paying for it. Regardless of actual value. This happens in every market... Ex. BMW 335i vs M3 or 1st Class versus Business Class.
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I don't think two 2500Ks would perform similarly, especially without HT? But, then, I'm not in the business of rendering, so you could educate me on how the the distribution of work would help.
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I always get a kick out of reading a bunch of uninformed people arguing with a bunch of other uninformed people.
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lol, I don't know what you are smoking, but it must be good stuff. Clock for Clock, SB has absolutely zero performance advantage for gaming versus the 9xx line. I have had a 2600K, 920 D0 and a 990x. Did you find some random benchmark that no one uses that had SB 20% faster?

Some people are funny!
according to anandtech they are pretty close. they trade blows back and forth. again, according to anandtech a stock 2500K leads a stock i7 975 (clocked 30MHz higher than the 2500K) by a few fps in all games they tested but one. the 2500K also scored 1200 points higher than the 975 in the cinebench single threaded benchmark.


http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Produ...49.50.60.61.62
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I don't think two 2500Ks would perform similarly, especially without HT? But, then, I'm not in the business of rendering, so you could educate me on how the the distribution of work would help.
What? Two 2500K's is 8 real cores... 990x 6c/12t is not going to match a pair of 2500Ks... Additionally you're kind of missing the point... If you are doing significant amounts of rendering you are distributing the load... or should be. It could be 2500k's or 2600k's... it doesn't matter. The point is that it doesn't make sense to spend $1000 on a processor for rendering (a parallel task) when you could simply build 2 computers with 80% of the performance for the same price......

EDIT: I misread it as saying you ARE in the business of rendering and thought you were just trying to be a jerk.

The concept is that you have a repetitive task that can be run in parallel over multiple threads. Rather than pay to have old technology running at 6 threads it makes much more sense to have 4 faster threads X2 for a total of 8 threads that are faster than the original 6 for less cost. The idea is that you want the most total throughput (cores*clocks). Not only does a pair of 2500k's result in a higher value for this they are also more efficient per clock. Where you arguably might lose out is in power consumption as you now have two systems when before you had one. This is why a lot of people are switching over to GPU's to render... my core 2.1ghz Core 2 Duo mobile processor would take 3 days to render images that the mobile Nvidia 8400GS using CUDA would take under an hour to do.
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I always get a kick out of reading a bunch of uninformed people arguing with a bunch of other uninformed people.
Yea, and we always get a kick out of people posting just to troll.
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alot of people that have 990s have ES.. and have other things besides multiplier unlocked.. not saying 990 is godlike or anything i know u can get similar performance for a 300$ AMD but hey Id rather have a ferrari than a hopped up civic... Anyone have news on 995X ive seen engineering samples out there but no bench marks.
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alot of people that have 990s have ES.. and have other things besides multiplier unlocked.. not saying 990 is godlike or anything i know u can get similar performance for a 300$ AMD but hey Id rather have a ferrari than a hopped up civic... Anyone have news on 995X ive seen engineering samples out there but no bench marks.
wait do u have a 990x or something?
    
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alot of people that have 990s have ES.. and have other things besides multiplier unlocked.. not saying 990 is godlike or anything i know u can get similar performance for a 300$ AMD but hey Id rather have a ferrari than a hopped up civic... Anyone have news on 995X ive seen engineering samples out there but no bench marks.
I have heard nothing of a 995x..
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Here is a scoop

Intel vs Intel

Winner : Intel, Apple and Activision (wut?)

Lets hope AMD joins the fight with bulldozer. Nothing is better than competition to slash down prices.
Edited by Los - 2/27/11 at 11:02pm
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