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Originally Posted by sub50hz;12525698 
As striking as it may be, there are other uses for computers besides gaming. You guys kill me sometimes. rolleyes.gif

And they use that CPU for what?
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It's already been mentioned a million times -- encoding, rendering, any sort of software that is optimized for parallelism will benefit from 6 cores/12 threads over 4 cores/8 threads. This is why 6-core Xeons are becoming more popular in the workstation space nowadays, especially as software developers push towards parallelism.
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Using Intel’s retail DBX-B, I was able to push the Core i7-990X to 4.4 GHz at stock voltage.
I'm guessing that they didnt do any stress tests at all. 4.4GHz on stock voltages are impossible unless you got a golden chip
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Originally Posted by sub50hz;12526552 
It's already been mentioned a million times -- encoding, rendering, any sort of software that is optimized for parallelism will benefit from 6 cores/12 threads over 4 cores/8 threads. This is why 6-core Xeons are becoming more popular in the workstation space nowadays, especially as software developers push towards parallelism.

Yes, but how much of an improvement would a 990X be over a 2600K really..? Would it really be worth the extra dough, even if thats all the cpu would be used for?

Im no one to talk really, cause i bought a few ssd's but those actually do make a difference for me..
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Yes, but how much of an improvement would a 990X be over a 2600K really..? Would it really be worth the extra dough, even if thats all the cpu would be used for?

What do you mean by "if that's all the cpu would be used for"?

The professional world is very cut-throat, and although a $1000 CPU might be worthless for you, it most certainly is not for someone who may be depending on repeat business due to delivery time. In that sense, $1000 per CPU is often small change compared to the scale of their work.
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What do you mean by "if that's all the cpu would be used for"?

The professional world is very cut-throat, and although a $1000 CPU might be worthless for you, it most certainly is not for someone who may be depending on repeat business due to delivery time. In that sense, $1000 per CPU is often small change compared to the scale of their work.

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I wouldnt get that 990X, the price for the performance is just crap compared to the 2600K.

$329 vs $999. = 1fps more. confused.gif
and in most test's the 2600K was on top.

Amazing how many people on OCN think extremely high-end CPUs have anything to do with gaming.

The 990X is a CPU that wasn't made with gamers in mind. It's a CPU made for highly threaded high-performance applications. Yea, it can play games, but if you want a CPU solely for gaming you can get one just as good for $700-800 less.
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Amazing how many people on OCN think extremely high-end CPUs have anything to do with gaming.

The 990X is a CPU that wasn't made with gamers in mind. It's a CPU made for highly threaded high-performance applications. Yea, it can play games, but if you want a CPU solely for gaming you can get one just as good for $700-800 less.

Yeah I know, the price is crazy.
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Originally Posted by lordikon;12527051 
Amazing how many people on OCN think extremely high-end CPUs have anything to do with gaming.

The 990X is a CPU that wasn't made with gamers in mind. It's a CPU made for highly threaded high-performance applications. Yea, it can play games, but if you want a CPU solely for gaming you can get one just as good for $700-800 less.

Amazing how people on OCN think extremely high-end cpu that cost 3 times more than an already ultra fast cpu like the 2600k will give 3 times more performance or will make a `big` different on multitasking , reality its a 1-5% increase max from what the review showed.

The extreme series is a rip-off, no matter what peoples say or trying to defense, saving 5-10 secs or getting 1-2 more frames dont justified the extra 700$ or almost 3 times the price. Beside to brag around to show how big the e peen is? the 2600k can do extremely similar in performance.
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Sexy! Want. Only if its guaranteeing 5GHz+.

What your 980x won't do 5GHz because mine does on water...

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