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990x if you are running heavily threaded apps, 2600k if you aren't, pretty straight forward. That being said the 990x isn't the same as a 980x. It has a better memory controller.
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Worthy upgrade, or just get a 2500k if you don't think you'll need the extra threads.
You like your 2500k ok? I may pair mine with 8gigs of ddr3 2000 and GA-P67A-UD4. Those extra thread sure are tempting!! I just dont know if 100 moar dollars is worth it.
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So... new architecture beats the EE processor except in heavily threaded applications. Just like it always has been. Why are they bothering with these reviews?
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You like your 2500k ok? I may pair mine with 8gigs of ddr3 2000 and GA-P67A-UD4. Those extra thread sure are tempting!! I just dont know if 100 moar dollars is worth it.
Well if you look at the benchmarks, especially in games, the difference is minimal. So for $100, I don't think it's worth it. And if you're like everyone else on this forum you'll be OCing it to hell and back anyways.

Plus, apparently Ivy Bridge processors will run on socket 1155, so while it's doubtful you'll want to upgrade, there is an upgrade path. Could always sell the 2500k and pick up a brand new Ivy Bridge CPU later on.
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great review
thanks for post
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post #26 of 87
Very good article. Answers a lot of questions I had
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The real sad story is the 1100T.
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Results are pretty much as expected, though the NB clock on the 990X is lower than it could be.

They are only running 2.66GHz on the uncore. My 970 is pretty average for a lower-end gulftown and I use ~3.2GHz, even with 24GiB of memory.

OCing the uncore could easily have improved the 990X results a few percent.

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That being said the 990x isn't the same as a 980x. It has a better memory controller.
They are both B1 stepping Gulftowns and have the same memory controller.
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Wow.... I wonder whats holding back that 1100T @ 4Ghz.
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Well if you look at the benchmarks, especially in games, the difference is minimal. So for $100, I don't think it's worth it. And if you're like everyone else on this forum you'll be OCing it to hell and back anyways.

Plus, apparently Ivy Bridge processors will run on socket 1155, so while it's doubtful you'll want to upgrade, there is an upgrade path. Could always sell the 2500k and pick up a brand new Ivy Bridge CPU later on.
Wha wha what!? So getting a decent LGA 1155 right now wouldn't get me stuck with just the current SB lineup!?

Is this a fact already!? <3

I might just pull the trigger on em LGA 1155s xD
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