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Old 2010-03-16, 15:58   #1
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Default Intel i7-980X (among other chips) launched

Intel just released several hexa-core chips today, mostly notably the 3.33 GHz i7-980X that's targeted towards consumers.

Is anybody planning to get one?
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Old 2010-03-16, 17:10   #2
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Intel just released several hexa-core chips today, mostly notably the 3.33 GHz i7-980X that's targeted towards consumers.

Is anybody planning to get one?
My birthday is coming up ... hint, hint.
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Old 2010-03-16, 17:14   #3
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Intel just released several hexa-core chips today, mostly notably the 3.33 GHz i7-980X that's targeted towards consumers.
Maybe that will cause a drop in the price of the Quad chips ... fingers crossed
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Old 2010-03-16, 18:40   #4
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Intel just released several hexa-core chips today, mostly notably the 3.33 GHz i7-980X that's targeted towards consumers.

Is anybody planning to get one?
Not until someone will perform some decent test about memory bandwidth...

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Old 2010-03-17, 19:59   #5
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Not until someone will perform some decent test about memory bandwidth...

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You may wish to read:

http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets...spx?i=3763&p=9

Although not 100% conclusive, it seems a good start...
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You may wish to read:

http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets...spx?i=3763&p=9

Although not 100% conclusive, it seems a good start...
Thanks!

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Intel just released several hexa-core chips today, mostly notably the 3.33 GHz i7-980X that's targeted towards consumers.

Is anybody planning to get one?
I would like to have one. They are overclockable like hell but too expensive. Perhaps after I got rich ^^ ...
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Old 2010-03-19, 18:51   #8
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The memory bandwidth of the i7 980X is lower than some other 4-core i7.
That is according to this benchmark: http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Ha...i7_980x/5.html
Or this: http://www.lostcircuits.com/mambo//i...1&limitstart=3
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Old 2010-03-19, 18:57   #9
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Like the other people already said, the good thing about the Intel's tick-tock cycle is that the mainstream items are getting cheaper and better along the new enthusiastic-oriented offerings.
The i7 930 looks appetizing.
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I didn't think the i7-920 came in different speeds ... but rather it was overclockable:

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NEW ULTIMATE Intel Core i7 920 4.56GHz Extreme SLBEJ D0
The intel website says:
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i7-920 - 2.66 Ghz up to 2.93 with turbo boost
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Yeah, there's that coveted D0 stepping. The X3520 is D0, too, AFAIK.
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