I7 960 vs i7 2600k

Hello,
i want to ask what is the different between 17 960 & 17 2600k?
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  1. Apart from being different sockets performance http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/45?vs=287 (did not have selection of 960)
  2. On a spec difference, the 2600k has a much higher OC capability, as the 960 does not have unlocked multiplier. It runs same power consumption, and i believe the same performance at stock, but the i7 2600k with an OC will smoke it.
  3. EDIT: Didn't realize this was the servers forums. Oops.
  4. ricky0627 said:
    Hello,
    i want to ask what is the different between 17 960 & 17 2600k?


    They are both quad core with hyperthreading.
    The 2600K is a 32nm(vs 45nm) part that has a higher(3.4 vs 3.2) clock rate.
    The 2600K also has a more sophisticated architecture that will give it(10-15%) better performance per clock.
    Lastly, the 2600K can usually be overclocked higher.

    The main advantage the I7-960 has is that the X58 chipset it uses has more memory capacity and more pci-e lanes.

    The upcoming sandy bridge-E will be better than either with 6 cores plus hyperthreading, a 32nm construction, and a much better memory and i/o capability.
  5. While the 2600k excels at gaming, i wouldn't use it in a server.
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