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i7 980; Just grabbed one

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Upgraded from an i7 975EE to this chip, I miss my unlocked multi, but WOW this chip is great.

The 32nm process reduces heat by such a huge margin, I had no idea it would be so dramatic. I have a few Sandy Bridge processors around and marvelled at how cool they ran compared to my 975, now I know it was mainly just the die shrink. I basically just upped the BCLK to 166 MHz, boosted Vcore to 1.392 and instantly have a 4.3 GHz Hexcore chip that runs under 75C full load!
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That's very nice . I wasn't aware there was a non-extreme version of the 980. For only $600 retail it seems to be a much better deal than the 980X/990X even though they have unlocked multipliers. Plenty of us running around with 920s and 930s can hit 4GHz easy.
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Very nice indeed. Great chip for a great price.
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That's very nice . I wasn't aware there was a non-extreme version of the 980. For only $600 retail it seems to be a much better deal than the 980X/990X even though they have unlocked multipliers. Plenty of us running around with 920s and 930s can hit 4GHz easy.
Yep for sure. If you can hit 4GHz on a 920, assume 4.3GHz on a 980 I bet. It was idling at 26-29C at stock settings with a H70 and pretty high summer ambients.


$600 is pretty solid for the 980, the chip will probably OC just as well as the 990x for 99% of people's purposes. LN2 results won't be as good, but who cares!
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