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

http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1534617

I'm not comfortable running my CPU at 1.5V 24/7. I want one that does 5GHz below 1.45v and can support uncore 4500+.
     
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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.
So is a Lambo because the speed limit is still 65-70 on most US highways...But they look sexy and knowing you have the power when you need it and it doesn't mean people are going to want to go that speed...
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its a good chip, yes. But 1K price tag? No thanks.
There is no way I could even think of owning that chip unless its in the 400 - 450 dlls range that it should belong for the performance it gives.
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So is a Lambo because the speed limit is still 65-70 on most US highways...But they look sexy and knowing you have the power when you need it and it doesn't mean people are going to want to go that speed...
oh u bought an 990 xtreme ...
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I find it kinda funny/weird where the 2600k keeps up in the cpu tests the gpu tests its being beat by a 960 at a lower clock.
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either way intel wins.
it shows how much AMD architecture sucks. i mean when you have a 6 core CPU with slightly higher frequency going against a 4 core and the 4 core is faster, then u got problems.
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post #57 of 129
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lol i think we already knew the flagship was the 990x. It's not like a $200 chip can compete with an extreme $1000 cpu.

Great review but for me i can't justify the price tag, it would be useless for me as i mainly game
Did you read it man.. The 2600k Beat the 990X in many of the benches.. And when it lost it wasn't by much.. They're very close so of course who would pay ~$700 more for the 990X over the 2600k? LOl
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Can anyone explain to me why the results are so low with the 6 cores enabled,
vs disabling 2 of the cores on the 1100T?

Is it because the game is optimized for Quads? If so, why aren't the 980x/990x struggling with it as well?
( Yes, these are serious questions as I want to know why that is )



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I simply could not believe that the Phenom II X6 1100T could be so handicapped in F1, especially after seeing slightly better results on Gigabyte’s 890FXA-UD5 in our Sandy Bridge launch. So, I asked Don Woligroski to run the same test on his Phenom II X6 1075T/790XT-UD4P combo, featured in an upcoming shoot-out of sub-$200 processors for gaming. His results confirmed what I was seeing. Mainly, F1 2010 seems to have a problem with AMD’s six-core CPUs. Disable two of the Thuban design’s cores, yielding four active cores, and the benchmark results shoot up. The irony, of course, is that F1 is an AMD-sponsored DirectX 11 title on the graphics side.

Intel’s CPUs flip-flop a bit as you increase resolution. By the time you hit 2560x1600, which is nearly all graphics-limited, our four tested Intel chips fall within two frames per second of each other.

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Not sure why exactly but I remember they announced they would release a patch for AMD 6 cores back when the game launched because of poor peformance, so they either didn't update the game or the patch didn't fix the problem.
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Hmmm.. Intel realized how awesome SB was and quickly devised a plan. Massive recall, nerf the hell out of the chipset, and once again the 6 core is king. Genius.. JK

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