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[TPU] Core i7-3960X About 47% Faster On Average Than Core i7-990X: Intel

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From these test results, the Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition is pitched to be about 47.25% faster on average, compared to Core i7-990X Extreme Edition. Intel is attributing the performance boost, apart from the normal IPC increase, to the 33% higher bandwidth thanks to the quad-channel DDR3 IMC, and the new AVX instruction set that accelerates math-heavy tasks such as encoding. The Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition is an upcoming socket LGA2011 six-core processor that is clocked at 3.30 GHz, with Turbo Boost speed of up to 3.90 GHz, with 12 threads enabled by HyperThreading technology, and 15 MB L3 cache. It will release by either late 2011 or early 2012.

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How many £ will that set us back?
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i7 990x $1000

i7 3960x $2000

(Just my estimate)
    
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Originally Posted by snelan;14306818 
i7 990x $1000

i7 3960x $2000

(Just my estimate)

I think it's going to go into the current top tier price point... I think that's like $1099 or $1199? Just a guess though on my part too wink.gif
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Intel is on a serious tear right now. Widening the gap it seems.
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Yeah will be expensive I rate. But wow, if those benchies are true then this will be a beast!
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Originally Posted by corky dorkelson;14306872 
Intel is on a serious tear right now. Widening the gap it seems.

+1

Just got myself the 2500K and I can not wait to try it out!
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Originally Posted by corky dorkelson;14306872 
Intel is on a serious tear right now. Widening the gap it seems.

Yea definitely, if the extreme is 40% faster than the 990x, then the ones that we can actually afford should be around 40% faster than SB, correct?
    
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How many £ will that set us back?

I searched for it, this the first one.
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Originally Posted by snelan;14306818 
i7 990x $1000

i7 3960x $2000

(Just my estimate)

Intel's discontinuing lga1366 and replacing it with this. I think at first it will be ~$1500, but once they clear the shelves of the remaining (two gens ago) i7s, then lga2011 should take their price points.

I think...
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Probably in select benchmarks.

Keep in mind that the difference between dual and triple channel on 1366 did not net significant gains.
It is also amusing that 3d gaming is 'estimated'.
Edited by beers - 7/22/11 at 8:44am
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