i7 2600k vs i7 950 for a new build?

By klepto12
Jan 2, 2011
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  1. As i have already made a topic on me building a new rig soon i was just wondering since the sandy bridge CPUs will be out soon what are your thoughts on it vs the i7 950 system i mean i am going to want to OC this system to the max so would sandy bridge be better overall?
  2. mica3speedy

    mica3speedy TS Rookie Posts: 205

    get the 2600k since it is the newer architecture and is faster clock for clock. The 2600k will also overclock higher with less voltage; some see 5Ghz on air with it.
  3. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,293   +8

    The i7 2600K also features a fully unlocked multiplier. That's the one to go for in my opinion.
  4. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,271   +44

    If you don't mind the cpu throttling between 4+ghz and back down to 1600mhz then go for the 2600. There's nothing you can do about that as of now. It does require less voltage than a 950 just as stated above. As far as layout the most noticeable different is 4 vs 6 dimm slots.
  5. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,823   +173


    1155 chipset uses Dual Channel ram vs 1366 uses Triple Channel.

    Although most benchmarks don't attribute a hugh leap in memory bandwidth/performance going to triple channel memory.
  6. crunchie

    crunchie Malware Helper Posts: 761

    Go for the sandy. Benchies I have seen are pretty good.

    Sent from my iPhone.
  7. Mizzou

    Mizzou TS Enthusiast Posts: 930

    Another vote for the i7 2600K ... in addition to the points already made there's the fact that socket LGA 1366 is on it's way out.

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