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  • New Intel 6-Core Now On Sale

    Edit:
    Zippy-2-War found that the CPU is now on sale.......scroll down!


    Try not to :icon_eek: here, but this picture says it all:







    That thing is crazy! I know ScratchMonkey will want to see some closeups.

    More here:
    Intel's Core i7-980X Extreme Edition 'Gulftown' review roundup
    Lots of reviews there, and it is pretty amazing how much faster in stuff like video incoding it is.
    Too bad it's $1,000
    But the first quads Intel put out were the same price, and after 6 months the q6600 came out and was affordable to everyone.
    Last edited by Bamboo; 03-16-2010, 09:36 PM.

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    Re: Intel's Core i7-980X Extreme Edition 'Gulftown' review roundup

    Will run on socket 1366 x58 motherboards with a BIOS upgrade....sweet! :)

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    • #3
      Re: Intel's Core i7-980X Extreme Edition 'Gulftown' review roundup

      these offer nearly no performance gains in gaming. they really are a specialist cpu. having said that.... I WANT ONE! :p just need to saw off a leg and stick it on the black market to pay for it :(

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        Re: Intel's Core i7-980X Extreme Edition 'Gulftown' review roundup

        Originally posted by Jackspyder View Post
        these offer nearly no performance gains in gaming. they really are a specialist cpu. having said that.... I WANT ONE! :p just need to saw off a leg and stick it on the black market to pay for it :(
        Go for a kidney. ;)

        That thing looks spectacular.

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        • #5
          Re: Intel's Core i7-980X Extreme Edition 'Gulftown' review roundup

          Be a nice upgrade in a year or 2, and hopefully cheaper.

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          • #6
            Re: Intel's Core i7-980X Extreme Edition 'Gulftown' review roundup

            an i7 970 6 core none extreme edition will come out in roughly Q3 of this year which will be a much better option than that monster. will probs still cost a kidney though :P

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              Re: Intel's Core i7-980X Extreme Edition 'Gulftown' review roundup

              Holy cow. $1000. Costs more than any single system upgrade I've ever done. Yeah, it's something to get a little pumped about, but I say we wait for a 8-core chip that has a even lower TDP, even smaller chip size, and perhaps manufactured on 22nm?

              But man, 12 threads! And I thought 2 back in my P4 days was a lot (or 4 now). I bet a brownie point a TGer here will have the first chip (not the review chips) before anyone even gets theirs. ;)
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              • #8
                Re: Intel's Core i7-980X Extreme Edition 'Gulftown' review roundup

                I'll wait for AMD's answer to this chip....pay 50% of what intel wants and get 80% of there performance.
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                • #9
                  New Intel 6-Core Now On Sale

                  WOW, It's Here!!! Sell some of my Apple shares and get one of these...? :row__524:


                  From Tigerdirect.com:


                  I already have an X58 + Core i7-920 rig, but this is over-the-top:


                  From Newegg.com

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                  • #10
                    Re: New Intel 6-Core Now On Sale

                    6 cores scares me !

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                    • #11
                      Re: New Intel 6-Core Now On Sale

                      This is the gulftown cpu that that has a thread with links to reviews. It was actually still on page 1 of the forums, so going to combine the threads.
                      And that Obsidian case in Zippy-2-War's post looks awesome. Wish it didn't have a window, but I think the new Obsidian 700 comes like that.

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                        Re: New Intel 6-Core Now On Sale

                        awesome looking pc with very poor choice of graphics cards and not great SSD's lol.

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                          Re: New Intel 6-Core Now On Sale

                          Originally posted by Zippy-2-War View Post
                          WOW, It's Here!!! Sell some of my Apple shares and get one of these...? :row__524:
                          What? Your outta your mind!

                          I'd save the money. You really don't need the new 6-core CPU as it really don't benefit gamers all that much. Besides, in a few months, it'll probably be only worth half that much. It's like buying that brand new BMW. The minute you roll of the lot, you lose 20K right there on the spot.
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                          • #14
                            Re: New Intel 6-Core Now On Sale

                            Originally posted by Exploding_Silver View Post
                            6 cores scares me !
                            If that scares you then this might push you over the edge......48 cores

                            http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/03..._cores_server/


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                              Re: New Intel 6-Core Now On Sale

                              Originally posted by Acreo Aeneas View Post
                              What? Your outta your mind!

                              I'd save the money. You really don't need the new 6-core CPU as it really don't benefit gamers all that much. Besides, in a few months, it'll probably be only worth half that much. It's like buying that brand new BMW. The minute you roll of the lot, you lose 20K right there on the spot.
                              lol - Just joking:row__685:.

                              I'm content with my Core i7-920 setup. It will be interesting to see when Intel eventually releases a line of 6-core CPUs in the $250-$500 range at lower clock speeds, say 2.66Ghz-2.8Ghz, as they've done with the Quad-cores. Especially since AMD will be releasing their 6-core late Spring. If the benches and prices are right, I've got a nice AM3 socket motherboard to drop it into... for real-world projects outsde the gaming realm.

                              And the extra shares go to a Porsche, depriciation be damned! :row__596:

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