The i9 never happened but 6 core did!
My Boss was in a conference where he was sat right next to he VP in sales for INtell. SO of coarse I tell my boss joking see if he can get us all a I7 extreme CPU. So then I went on newegg to get him the link. Thats when I saw this.
Series Core i7 Extreme Edition
CPU Socket Type
CPU Socket Type LGA 1366
Name Core i7-980X Extreme Edition
Operating Frequency 3.33GHz
L2 Cache 6 x 256KB
L3 Cache 12MB
Manufacturing Tech 32 nm
64 bit Support Yes
Hyper-Threading Support Yes
Virtualization Technology Support Yes
Thermal Design Power 130W
Wow. You've been away for a long time.
Welcome back mate 🙂
Yup, lots of people are running those already. The price good for an Extreme edition processor.
Yeah I want!
Prices for extreme editions are overpriced as they are not even worth the money.
Well that's how you and most other people feel. They are not worth the price for gamers.
If not gamers then who are they made for ? Or Worth for ? Rich people ? 90% of the people wont buy that CPU if they were smart enough. I can buy 3x i7 930s for that much money man. Its a complete waste. Or 3x AMD 6 cores. Even 2x Xenon CPUs and do Nehaelem or w/e you spell it.
Seriously its a waste of time and money to deal with. No game even uses 100% 4 cores to begin with and as for non gamers its better to get that Xenon system.
There is a huge variety of Xeon processors. Not everyone can fit such large motherboards, so for a server rig the i7 980x can be a nice CPU upgrade for some people.
No I am not going to get one, I don't have the funds, even if I did, nah. I could use all 6 cores 100% in my 3d program, Rendering would be wonderful but thats it. Now if I was given one... yeah I would use it.
So i the i9 confirmed a rumor then? at least for now.
thats old news. I think it was a rumor.
The name was, but the product is very real 🙂