1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Hardware Intel Core i7-990X Extreme Edition Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by arcticstoat, 23 Mar 2011.

  1. arcticstoat

    arcticstoat New Member

    Joined:
    19 May 2004
    Posts:
    916
    Likes Received:
    13
  2. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

    Joined:
    11 Aug 2008
    Posts:
    6,788
    Likes Received:
    240
    Pointless CPU is pointless :).
     
  3. Ferrero94

    Ferrero94 New Member

    Joined:
    15 Oct 2010
    Posts:
    132
    Likes Received:
    2
    ^ agreed ^_^
     
  4. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

    Joined:
    10 Feb 2007
    Posts:
    5,084
    Likes Received:
    160
    Why does the chip say '09 and ES on it? Just a stock image?
     
  5. mi1ez

    mi1ez Active Member

    Joined:
    11 Jun 2009
    Posts:
    1,398
    Likes Received:
    13
    meh
     
  6. Guest-16

    Guest-16 Guest

    ES just means Intel still owns it and it's from a non-retail batch - standard Intel fair for media. '09 because it's a 32nm Westmere chip and the tech inside was patented/registered last year. AMD's probably still says '03...
     
  7. Kingsley813

    Kingsley813 New Member

    Joined:
    14 Sep 2010
    Posts:
    34
    Likes Received:
    0
    Lol, I read the Cinebench graph and stopped at everything else. What a waste of time. A £700+ CPU beaten by an overclocked 2600K. :D
     
  8. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

    Joined:
    9 May 2004
    Posts:
    5,233
    Likes Received:
    144
    Just makes the 2500K/2600K look like even better value for money. In the consumer market, mind you. For professionals who need as many threads as possible 980X/990X will still be the 1st choice.
     
  9. samkiller42

    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

    Joined:
    25 Apr 2006
    Posts:
    6,387
    Likes Received:
    106
    Yet another pointless review on something 99% of readers won't buy.

    Sam
     
  10. Pete J

    Pete J RIP Teelzebub

    Joined:
    28 Sep 2009
    Posts:
    5,200
    Likes Received:
    286
    So? I imagine most reader are still interested in its performance. By your logic, BT shouldn't review anything costing over, say, £200.
     
  11. mi1ez

    mi1ez Active Member

    Joined:
    11 Jun 2009
    Posts:
    1,398
    Likes Received:
    13
    +1

    I still want to know about these products, even if I would never get one. My real beef is with this chips mere existence!
     
  12. Denis_iii

    Denis_iii New Member

    Joined:
    1 Jan 2007
    Posts:
    1,224
    Likes Received:
    14
    when will x68 chipset and next gen cpu's be released?!
     
  13. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

    Joined:
    11 Aug 2008
    Posts:
    6,788
    Likes Received:
    240
    AFAIK it's H2/2011, that means anywhere between june and december :).
     
  14. logan'srun

    logan'srun following the footsteps of giants

    Joined:
    22 Apr 2008
    Posts:
    553
    Likes Received:
    42
    hmm, I could have sworn I saw a leaked roadmap yesterday that said Q4??
     
  15. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

    Joined:
    11 Aug 2008
    Posts:
    6,788
    Likes Received:
    240
    That is technically still H2 :). And sorry for not being up to date to yesteday leaks.
     
  16. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

    Joined:
    5 Feb 2004
    Posts:
    6,362
    Likes Received:
    124
    I just thought of something.. Just how fast could I write a 990X review. Start the timer:

    "It's the single fastest CPU at the moment and costs way too much to make any sense."

    There, 10 seconds, off to get some more coffee. Though I must admit it makes the sandybridges look really good.
     
  17. Claave

    Claave You Rebel scum

    Joined:
    29 Nov 2008
    Posts:
    691
    Likes Received:
    12
    And an Intel rep will then ask you what evidence you have for your opinion, and when you say 'none' will demand you pull your content and then possibly sue you. :b
     
  18. borandi

    borandi New Member

    Joined:
    27 Jan 2010
    Posts:
    128
    Likes Received:
    1
    That's like telling Top Gear not to review anything over £25k.
     
  19. Kúsař

    Kúsař regular bit-tech reader

    Joined:
    23 Apr 2008
    Posts:
    317
    Likes Received:
    4
    Engineering Sample it is! Don't return this chip, CPU collectors will pay twice it's current price for it, just 10 years later :D
     
  20. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

    Joined:
    11 Aug 2008
    Posts:
    6,788
    Likes Received:
    240
    Kúsař, what part of "It is still Intel property" is hard to understand.
     
Tags: Add Tags

Share This Page