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post #51 of 87
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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.

OMG OMG OMG IVE BRIDGE IS IN THE SAME SOCKET SET? Hmmmm. Im gonna have to wait for Dozer anyway. So, I hope intel doesnt get wise and raise the price on the SNB anytime soon. THat would suck!
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That 2600k is disturbingly good. o_O
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"In fact, the most expensive processor in the market, the 1000-dollar six-core Core i7-990X Extreme Edition, can be titled the today’s fastest CPU only during video processing and transcoding, final rendering and a few specific tasks, such as encryption and batch image processing. As for the majority of general-purpose applications, including contemporary 3D games, it yields significantly to Core i7-2600K. Although the latter CPU has a smaller L3 cache, it can boast much higher relative performance per core."

performance wise they trade blow, value wise, the 2600k take the crown
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post #54 of 87
Not sure why these same threads keep popping up. It's the same results as always:
2600k wins in all but the most extreme multi-threaded cases.

/thread?
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post #55 of 87
You'd have to run at least 3-way SLI of GTX 580s to even come close to bottlenecking a 990x. In gaming the performance increase of the SB chip is negligible.
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It kinda irks me if the 2600K is better than the 990x in some benchmarks, why do Intel sell it for such a high price? Doesn't make too much sense to me.
    
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It kinda irks me if the 2600K is better than the 990x in some benchmarks, why do Intel sell it for such a high price? Doesn't make too much sense to me.
A better person to ask that question to would be to someone on here who bought it.

They most likely wanted to be EXTREME! Or perhaps wanted to stick w/ their 1366 board.
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clearly i made the right choice.
    
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The real sad story is the 1100T.
I don't follow AMD CPUs much because they are always behind Intel, but is that AMD's high End CPU right now?

Cause it does suck compared to anything Intel has in that review
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Lol if i had a 990x i defently would just keep that instead of going to the new socket but seeing as a have dual xeons and my computer can run any game out there for a very long time seeing as i have 24 cores i think im good for a couple years but i do wanna see how the 2011 sockets turn out i personally dont think it will be a huge improvement just another name and more money.
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