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lechumbl July 23, 2011 05:34 PM

i7 950 vs i7 990X
Hi all,

I am thinking of upgrading my CPU from the Intel QuadCore i7 950 3.07 GHx to the Intel 6 Core i7 990X 3.47 GHz CPU.

I am using all 8 cores in the Quad for folding, and need to find out if all 12 cores in the i7 990X will do F@H enough better than the quad to justify the cost difference?

I have found a new one for a decent price, so as soon as I get some worthy advice :haha:, I will make a decision and update you.

Thanx in advance for any help.

Take care...........

Sagath July 23, 2011 05:41 PM

Hard question to answer without knowing a price point to be honest.In my opinion, I wouldnt bother upgrading X58 at this stage in the game unless that 6 core processor is a steal of a deal (<200ish? not exactly sure).

Being that 2600k's are overclocking to get PPD (near) to 6 core 9xx series chips, and with SNB-E soon and Ivy 6 months out I personally couldnt justify it.

_dangtx_ July 23, 2011 05:43 PM

it will make a killing but i wouldnt invest in 1366 right now..:)

lowfat July 23, 2011 05:44 PM

Before the bigadv downgrade in points you use to get around 65k ppd w/ while at around 4.2GHz w/ a hexacore in Windows AFAIK. Not sure how it stands now though.

lechumbl July 23, 2011 07:04 PM

Hi all,

Unfortunately, my 1366 based system is rather new, so changing to another is out of the question.
There are certainly newer out there, but can't change this soon, got a wife to keep a little happy.

I am getting 65k to 70k with the quad and my other system now, so haven't taken a big hit on the scores yet.

If the points are greater, then I may have to go with the upgrade in the 1366 line.

I know there are some great CPUs coming out in the next 6 months, but Lee won't be there for a while. :doh:

Take care, and thanx for the input.........

lechumbl July 25, 2011 03:39 PM

6 Core Intel Xeon® X5675 3.07GHz Processor
Hi all,

Right or wrong, since I have a 1366 system, I opted to go for this:
PCs For Everyone : Product - Intel - BX80614X5675

I paid $600.00 USD for it, so think I got a great deal, time will tell on folding tho. :whistle:

Take care..........

lowfat July 25, 2011 04:02 PM

What motherboard are you using? That CPU has two QPI's and won't work in Gigabyte, EVGA, or many other manufacturers.

That price is fantastic though. Was it used or a one-time thing?

lechumbl July 25, 2011 04:20 PM

Hi lowfat,

It is a new, one time CPU sale, darn it. :censored:
The description was not from the place I got it from, just an ad for all to see and read specs.

I was assured it would work perfectly in my Asus P6TD Deluxe mobo, with a newer BIOS installed.
Time will tell, as I won't get it until late next week.

Will keep all posted, if it works in the mobo or not, and how it folds.

Take care.......

lowfat July 25, 2011 05:07 PM

It will work in Asus boards, so you shouldn't have anything to worry about. That is one hell of a CPU.

LarkStarr July 25, 2011 05:08 PM

I think you're off the hook with that asus board.. lucky :P

awesome price too, to be honest.

EDIT: beaten to the punch.

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