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Old January 10, 2011, 10:19 AM
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Hi everyone, I just receive some cash and I want to build something. Im looking for a 980x. price tag is not a problem, and it will be overkill for what my usage, I want this processor. Question is .are they gone release something equivalent soon for the Sandy, is it worth to wait. Frankly, I will replace it next year, so I have the feeling that its not too bad, my problem is that I purchase 2 x 480 last summer, and now Nvidia put on my face the 580. I dont want to face the same citation in few weeks with the 980x. I will like also to see the new board with the Sandy chipset mature, wait for few revisions before take the pludge

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Old January 10, 2011, 12:02 PM
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For now the 2600K beat the 980X most of the time, under OC it's even better. For a 300$ CPU it's pretty killer. Look at the review we have here and you will see that you are probably better getting this 2600K.
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Old January 10, 2011, 12:04 PM
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980X would be a complete and utter waste for most people, especially if you admit to going to be upgrading it next year. SB wont see anything completely like 980X as its for the enthusiast grade and well SB is suppose to be main stream and higher end.
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I know it won't be until Q4 until they release the "enthusiast" Sandy Bridge, so nothing soon. Yeah, the 2600k can beat out the 980x in a lot of scenarios because it has a lower thermal envelope and therefore can o/c higher on air. But really, the 980x can still beat the 2600k in applications that will use the extra 2 cores :D.

Also, if you think you'll use more than 2 GPUs (either in 3/4-way SLI/crossfire or SLI + PhysX), sandy bridge just won't cut it (the best you can do is 8x,8x,4x which might be okay for SLI+PhysX). Then again, maybe intel will stop raping us with huge profits on high end parts and drop the price soon?
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