Originally Posted by slaWter
Not sure what reviews you're looking at. Overall, the 2600K is not faster than the 980X. Even in software type specific overall scores it's not faster. Only games are faster because of the higher clock and Turbo clocks.
And that's a sad thing to say about a brand new generation of CPUs... This is what annoys me about this release.
Assessing which CPU is faster depends largely on the sort of test or application being used to make the assessment. Tests or applications that can use more than 4 cores will very likely show that the 980X performs better. But, I seriously hope that doesn't surprise anyone. The 980X has two more cores than the 2600K! However, just about every test I've seen shows that on a core to core basis the 2600K performs better than the 980X (in some cases the performance difference is quite a bit more than merely marginal). Also, with a decent overclock the 2600K could probably match and even exceed the performance of the 980X in those tests and applications that are multithreaded in the right ways such that they can take advantage of the additional cores of the 980X. I think there are some good reasons not to be completely satisfied by the 1155 platform, but I'm not sure performance is one of those reasons.