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Is it the 2600k or still the 980X? I've noticed some good prices on a used 6 core
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post #2 of 20
The 980X (for multi-threaded applications).
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post #3 of 20
980x is 6 core, 2600K is 4 core. 980x has the advantage.
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post #4 of 20
There is actually a 990X now.

If you are looking to buy the most powerful I suggest you wait until the release of AMD's Bulldozer and Intel's Ivy Bridge. Although you asked for the most powerful INTEL processor you should wait to see if Bulldozer competes. If it does, intel will be forced to lower prices.

If you are not planning to buy, disregard all of that.smile.gif
post #5 of 20
For gaming: 2600K hands down.
For production applications: 980X in some cases.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/287?vs=142


If the application supports AVX, the 2600K destroys the 980X or 990X.
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post #6 of 20
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Originally Posted by i7Stealth1366;12806200 
980x is 6 core, 2600K is 4 core. 980x has the advantage.

correct if you in a budget the 2600k is the 2nd best and that's the way to go!! and the 2600k is faster in some things than the 980x
    
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Thats what I thought. Thinking about a new toy for when my cascade gets fixed next month
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post #8 of 20
990x is the most powerful i7
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990x i7 1366
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post #10 of 20
ehm its the 990x by a smidgen over the 980x....

basically just a hand picked 980x that has been speed binned
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