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[VR-Zone] Intel Core i7-980 Gulftown on sale from June 26

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Intel Core i7-980 will officially be on sale from June 26th onwards replacing the current Core i7-970 processor launched nearly a year back. Nothing has changed (still a 6-core Gulftown with 12MB cache on LGA1366 package) except a speed bump from 3.2GHz to 3.33GHz (25X multiplier). While every enthusiast is eagerly waiting for Sandy Bridge E with X79 chipset to arrive in a few months time, it is unclear if demand for such a processor for the old X58 chipset still exists.

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post #2 of 38
Meh. Would much rather have a 2011 coming out soon. Holding off till that is making me bored.
    
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So its a 980x with a locked multi?
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post #4 of 38
It launches at $583.... affordable i7 970 anyone, perhaps?
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If this drives down the price of the 970, I'll totally get one of those. It probably will, hoping for it.
post #6 of 38
The 970 can already be had for >$400 on Fleabay.
 
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i want a 970 too frown.gif
    
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post #8 of 38
970's already are affordable if you have Intel Retail Edge. However for those who do not have it isn't as quite affordable.
post #9 of 38
I was going to say "wow, a bit late there buddy", but then I saw that this is about the new i7 980 and not the i7 980x.

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post #10 of 38
I eat my words to that person who made a thread asking about the 980 (not x) and I said that I couldn't see them producing another Gulftown. doh.gif

I swear. If the 970 hits around 300$ I will buy it the first day the price drops. If the 980 costs $583 and they only drop the 970 to $500 then I'll still wait for SB-E or Ivy Bridge.
Edited by blackbalt89 - 6/21/11 at 5:42pm
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