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Old February 17, 2011, 04:02 PM
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It's a very very hard sell with the performance of the 2600k (if you want the hyper threading). Although I think it's already been decided not to, I'd just like to throw in my 2 cents again.

Yep, I don't see any point to upgrading to the 970/980x if you don't need the 6-cores for work OR if you don't plan to keep your X58 for another 3 years. I'd maybe consider the 970 if you knew for sure that you are going to be using it for another 3-4 years, but then I'd also suggest waiting to buy one so you can potentially benefit from lower prices or used chips.
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Wait until the new sandy bridge fixes are out, unless you have some sweet hook ups for the xtreme's or hexacore 1366's, the sandybridge core per core beats out the gulftown by a mile. During the sandy bridge fiasco, many customers decided to opt out and go for the i7 950 instead, as it gives somewhat of the same performance to the 2500k.
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Old February 19, 2011, 07:34 PM
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I refuse to buy SB. It just isn't much of a gain IMO for the amount of money to invest. I'd also have to "toss" 4GB of RAM (I have 6x2GB).

I think I'll just stick it out and buy LGA2011 in the near future.
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Old February 21, 2011, 10:42 AM
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Unless you are folding or performing processes that engage all of your cores you will see absolutely no benefit from switching to the 970. You could actually get one that overclocks less then your D0 or at least runs a lot hotter (needing more voltage). Other then that you should wait until lga2011 as i've said you'll see 0 benefit in games and standard tasks.
100% agree!!!

You won't see a real change unless you're some of the guys who have said that they don't regret it... It seems they needed and benefited greatly from the performance increase.

What are you doing with your system? If it's gaming then stick with the 920 @ 4.2GHz. Save your money for a REAL change in the trend.
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Old February 23, 2011, 09:00 PM
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If you do a lot of rendering or anything that requires a lot of cpu power, its definitely a worthwhile upgrade. Have one sitting, waiting to be installed into a machine.
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First hand, moving from an i7 920 to an i7 980x didn't give me any 'noticable' benefits, other than having an extremely high end chip. Then again, I only got the 980x because of the price at the time, not because I needed an upgrade. However, overclocking these chips are amazingly easy, even in comparison to the 920. I'm currently running at 4.2GHz @ < 60C full load, while my 920 ran 3.8 @ 70+C. As for PPD, depending on the WU, I can get as much as 55K+ PPD doing BIGADV.

That being said, I'd still suggest to wait for the Socket 2011 lol
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i will hold and wait for the socket 2011
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I am still confused about: upgrade to SB or keep my lag 1366 socket.
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I'm in the same boat as the OP. Running a 930 @ 4.2, but thought about a 980 fora while.

My conclusion is that a guy is better off just waiting for the 2011 chips.
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