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I built a sandy system in January, Asus and a 2600k + other goodies. Very fast (the Revodrive is blistering fast.) I've got it overclocked to 5ghz on air.

I want to reproduce this 2 more times. I see there's a 2600 (no 'k') cpu also that according to intel's site is virtually the same cpu.

Can anyone tell me the difference? Which do I want?

Thanks in advance.
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The 2600 (no k) does not have the unlocked multiplier and will barely overclock
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You can't really overclock the 2600, and worse integrated graphics than the 2600K.
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is there anything faster today?
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faster than a 2600K? Ummm an Sr-2 with dual hex-core xeons. The 990X is pretty much even with it I believe but it's also four times as much.
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Originally Posted by MonsterMaxx View Post
is there anything faster today?
Faster in pure single threaded 5+ mhz speaking or in actual rendering or real world things?

If you are looking for ultimate e-peen you can grab a new intel 10 core xeon e7 proc for about 4k that would be a beast
Edited by tats - 4/20/11 at 8:46am
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The app I'm building these for is a CAD app called Solidworks. It's mostly single threaded so pure single core speed is where it's at for SW, that and memory and drive performance.

This machine is running nearly 5ghz on the cpu, 1923mhz on the ram and a Revodrive X2.

Sadly, if this machine were 10x faster it still would be too slow for SW on occasion. If the develppers could actually get SW to be multi threaded it'd run much faster, but all they can manage is to offload a graphics or disk task to another core. The primary task is single threaded.

I guess if the 2600k is as fast as is avail today, I'm there. Thanks for the info.
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