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The i9 never happened but 6 core did!

clamatowas
(@clamatowas)
Jedi

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.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115223

Brand Intel
Series Core i7 Extreme Edition
Model BX80613I7980X
CPU Socket Type
CPU Socket Type LGA 1366
Tech Spec
Core Gulftown
Multi-Core Six-Core
Name Core i7-980X Extreme Edition
Operating Frequency 3.33GHz
QPI 6.4GT/s
L2 Cache 6 x 256KB
L3 Cache 12MB
Manufacturing Tech 32 nm
64 bit Support Yes
Hyper-Threading Support Yes
Virtualization Technology Support Yes
Voltage 0.8V-1.375V
Thermal Design Power 130W

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Topic starter Posted : 26/05/2010 3:51 pm
Joe
 Joe
(@joe)
Assended

Wow. You've been away for a long time.

Welcome back mate 🙂

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Posted : 26/05/2010 3:53 pm
Jester
(@jester)
Member Moderator

Yup, lots of people are running those already. The price good for an Extreme edition processor.

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Posted : 26/05/2010 3:56 pm
clamatowas
(@clamatowas)
Jedi

Yeah I want!

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Topic starter Posted : 27/05/2010 4:25 pm
Jester
(@jester)
Member Moderator

@clamatowas 21637 wrote:

Yeah I want!

So um, are you going to get one? 😀

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Posted : 27/05/2010 4:33 pm
iiNNeX
(@iiNNeX)
GODLIKE

Prices for extreme editions are overpriced as they are not even worth the money.

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Posted : 27/05/2010 4:46 pm
Jester
(@jester)
Member Moderator

Well that's how you and most other people feel. They are not worth the price for gamers.

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Posted : 27/05/2010 4:47 pm
iiNNeX
(@iiNNeX)
GODLIKE

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.

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Posted : 27/05/2010 4:56 pm
Jester
(@jester)
Member Moderator

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.

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Posted : 27/05/2010 5:08 pm
clamatowas
(@clamatowas)
Jedi

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.

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Topic starter Posted : 27/05/2010 5:09 pm
VigorX
(@vigorx)
New to GND-Tech

So i the i9 confirmed a rumor then? at least for now.

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Posted : 29/06/2010 10:32 am
WASD
 WASD
(@wasd)
Pirate

thats old news. I think it was a rumor.

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Posted : 29/06/2010 10:45 am
Joe
 Joe
(@joe)
Assended

The name was, but the product is very real 🙂

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Posted : 02/07/2010 9:12 am
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