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An i7 2600k @ 4.6 (Wich is easy to attain) beats this processor.
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An i7 2600k @ 4.6 (Wich is easy to attain) beats this processor.
So just OC the 990x to the same? Hicookie runs his 990x on air at 5.2Ghz!
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It's not like a $200 chip can compete with an extreme $1000 cpu.
Except it can.
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So just OC the 990x to the same? Hicookie runs his 990x on air at 5.2Ghz!
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And what's with all the comments about $1,000? I hope you all realize that no everyone can afford/will buy this at retail price.
Considering some peoples rigs cost less than that proc, no, not everyone can/will get this proc, or can justify its use on their platform. But i have a wide range of things that at least I can do. Including fold, which when i think about it, 2 EE computers are really going to be helping OCNs folding team out (10c, 20t)...and thats not including GPU folding. Heated house....
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I have experience with a 2600K, 920 D0 and a 990x so I will chime in. There is no doubt that a 2600K or 920 D0 is awesome performance for the money. Although, with the exact same clocks, I lost about 2-5% gaming performance going from the 920 D0 to the 2600K. The "optimizations" the 2600K supposedly has do nothing for gaming versus the 9xx line.

The speed decrease was mainly due to changing from two full 16x PCI-E speed lanes on native X58 versus two 8x speed lanes while using the 2600K. The main reason I went with a 990x was the support for Quad-SLI and the ability to easily sub-zero over clock it to 5.5+Ghz, something very few 2600Ks can do. The 990x is for serious over clockers, the 2600K for the guys that like to dabble in it. Nothing wrong with that!

If the 2600K was pretty much guaranteed to be able to clock to those speed and be able to do Quad-SLI, I would have stuck with it. But it doesn't, so thats why I am now frolicking in the land of the 990x.

Not to mention future games are rumored to be able to use the two extra cores.
Well said and a perfect example of why SB is the inferior chip. The limitations of the chipset are what truly set SB apart from the 1366 chips. X58 is still king and will be until Intel releases the chipset that is to be the successor to the 1366 chipset.
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This makes the 2600k look even better.


The 1000 USD price tag dont justify buying this chip.
If it does to you, then great. I think we're all getting tired of this being reiterated by SB supporters. I mean, what's the point of this discussion about the price. We ALL knew that it would be at this price point, as it replaces the 980x. >.> Arguing for the sake of arguing proves nothing.

That makes no sense at all from a logical view. A price tag should never justifies a purchase. It's the need.
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An i7 2600k @ 4.6 (Wich is easy to attain) beats this processor.
Unsolicited post was unsolicited.
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Considering some peoples rigs cost less than that proc, no, not everyone can/will get this proc, or can justify its use on their platform. But i have a wide range of things that at least I can do. Including fold, which when i think about it, 2 EE computers are really going to be helping OCNs folding team out (10c, 20t)...and thats not including GPU folding. Heated house....
I'm not sure if you were merely expanding on my post or if you were providing a rebuttal. Well, I was just stating that a number of people that own a 980 or 990x didn't pay the full retail of $1,000 for it.
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Well said and a perfect example of why SB is the inferior chip. The limitations of the chipset are what truly set SB apart from the 1366 chips. X58 is still king and will be until Intel releases the chipset that is to be the successor to the 1366 chipset.
So, no one's wondered why SB is so easy to overclock, and how that may correlate to it being a "mainstream" offering?
Edited by Ikrin - 2/27/11 at 11:51am
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yeah no rebuttal, just a piggyback...
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Its funny how people from both sides get all butt hurt. This a very simple choice. If you have the money or the need for multithreaded apps or your a folder a 6 core cpu is king by a huge margin. From a folders perspective a 2600k @ 5ghz can not get close to the PPD that a 6 core @ 4.3ghz can produce. But a 2600k is always going to be $/PPD king.
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