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Hardware Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Sifter3000, 11 Mar 2010.

  1. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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  2. DorkSterr

    DorkSterr Hakuna Matata

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    Man I cant wait to get my hands on this. Damn a 980 stock beating a 4GHz+ 975...
     
  3. Jasio

    Jasio Made in Canada

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    Wow.. I just ... in my pants. *Orders one*
     
  4. [WP@]WOLVERINE

    [WP@]WOLVERINE New Member

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    Ive got one of theese bad boys and all i can say is that OMFG its a beast :)
     
  5. Autti

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    "Just to show how far behind Intel AMD are"
    Cruel. Hilarious though.
     
  6. Pete J

    Pete J RIP Teelzebub

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    Oh my, this is quite something. £820 you say...I really don't need one and I can't afford it..Maybe if I sell my 920 for ~£120 and go on half rations for the next 3 months...

    DAMMIT I WANT ONE!!!
     
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    In raw performance perhaps, but AMD has done a fantastic job keeping the prices where volume matters. This is an interesting processor release, it begins to show the spread in where software is keeping pace and where it is lacking, but if 6 cores is really necessary we all get to look forward to the AMD 6 core introduction not to much longer from now. That one will be just as interesting, probably not as high performing but the wallet won't feel the sting most likely.
     
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    wafflesomd New Member

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    You could build two 920 rigs for that price.
     
  9. tonyd223

    tonyd223 king of nothing

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    AMD will have to price at £250 maximum to remain competitive. It would have been interesting to see a Hexus like bang per buck chart. For mist peeps AMD still has a value not performance proposition...

    Very impressed - wonder what temps you got?
     
  10. erratum1

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    Interesting that their was absolutely no difference in the Crysis test between a 930 at 2.8, 930 at 4.3 and this 6 core monster.
    The i7 930 at stock is more than enough power for gaming and any other home task, over clocking it is probably just for bragging rights. Home computing just doesn't require any more power at the moment the only difference is in benchmarks. I can see how if you were a professional your company might make use of this but can't think why anybody else would want it. Unless fast cpu's and high benchmark scores give you a big nerdy boner !!
     
  11. Andersen1337

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    That looks like a beast! WANT ONE. Also surprised to see that the i7 930 beats the 975 in most tests, if only by just a little, it still beats it.
     
  12. frontline

    frontline Punish Your Machine

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    ouch, how much?
     
  13. Andersen1337

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    Estimated at £820 ;/.
     
  14. crazyceo

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    I completely disagree with the AMD fanboys trying to make a point here. The only value ANY cpu from AMD has at present is in the sub £100 market. Everything else over that amount is convincingly hammered by any Intel offering. That is indisputable.

    With the i3 530 you could even drop that value to sub £75 market, which puts them in an even bigger mess.
     
  15. korhojoa

    korhojoa durr

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    What's a Extrene edition?
    (7-zip and Mplayer chart)
     
  16. V3ctor

    V3ctor Tech addict...

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    I just wet myself... :O
     
  17. Digi

    Digi The not-so-funny Cockney

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    You know, I have purchased non-Intel CPU's for years. From the first Cyrix to the Athlon 64 etc and I always did it for the moneys sake. Overclocking the balls off of things and having them perform at the same level as Intel offerings for double the price was the challenge.

    Unfortunately, I have to agree with you. Any sane person would be hard pressed to laud AMD over Intel right now at nearly every price point and I think that's a damn shame. I like having options.
     
  18. tonyd223

    tonyd223 king of nothing

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    +1

    I don't think I'm a fan boy, just want choice... and since I already have a 780GX motherboard, am likely to look at the AMD x6 chips anyway...
     
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    :rolleyes:




    Totally wanting one of those CPUs.
     
  20. MaverickWill

    MaverickWill Dirty CPC Mackem

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    So, student loans roll in around April... Now, do I buy one of these and a 5970, or do I eat for the next 6 months? Decisions...
     
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