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Intel Core i7-975 vs Intel Core i7-990X

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on newegg.com the Intel Core i7-975 Extreme Edition Bloomfield 3.33GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80601975 is $1050.00 and the Intel Core i7-990X Extreme Edition Gulftown 3.46GHz 6 x 256KB L2 Cache 12MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80613I7990X $1000.00. But the Intel Core i7-990X has more Cores
the Intel Core i7-990X has 6 Cores it is a 3.46GHz and the Intel Cores i7-975 has 4 Cores 3.33G


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When processors get older, the price doesn't necessarily reflect performance no does it go down accordingly - obviously the 990x is a much better processor, the i7 975 is an old processor, just like C2D's being $180
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Newegg seems to want to rape unaware buyers? Either way the 990X stomps all over the 975 in multithreaded applications. Not only that but it's also a Gulftown processor.
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It will be better to buy the cheaper
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Intel doesn't drop prices.. It just EOL's them
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Wouldnt the 975 overclock better? Not 100% with the i7s buti know the p4 quads are like that with the higher cache. right... wrong??
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Wouldnt the 975 overclock better? Not 100% with the i7s buti know the p4 quads are like that with the higher cache. right... wrong??
no the 990x will overclock better because of the smaller process size (45nm vs 32nm). Plus the 990x will easily blow the 975 out of the water. I have been able to boot to windows at up to 4.7 ghz with a conservative voltage with my i7 970.
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