Core i7-2600K outpaces Intel top of the line 6 core i7-990X Extreme Edition per Toms Hardware
"I noticed that AMD’s Phenom II X6 wasn’t seeing better performance because most components in the benchmark suite didn’t seem to be taking advantage of more than four cores.
The same issue afflicts Intel’s new Core i7-990X Extreme Edition, giving us our first real indication that this $1000 processor is simply out of its element in the mainstream desktop space. The result is that we have to watch the sub-$400 Core i7-2600K take a first-place finish, followed by the -990X and -980X."http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/cor ... 874-4.html
Even in Media Encoding, the one place where you would expect the 6 core i7-990X to maintain a hefty advantage, it eeks out only a slight advantage and the i7-2600K still outperforms the 6 core i7-990X Extreme Edition in I-tunes encoding.http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/cor ... 874-9.html