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When it comes to pricing, Intel is a very predictable company and although we're not quite sure why the company is sticking to the exact same prices over and over again, it's just how it is. One of our very reliable sources have come through with the pricing for Intel's upcoming Sandy Bridge-E processor and although there were whispers of a price point over US$1,000, well, let's just say that there aren't any big surprises in store.
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http://vr-zone.com/articles/intel-s-...es/13298.html#
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post #2 of 83
Not really surprised, but to hear they're shipping without coolers.. that's neat.
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Not sure I understand why anyone would go for the Extreme Edition this time around. In the past, it was the only way to have an unlocked multiplier, but now the 3930k chip will be able to become literally the exact same chip as the 3960X minus 3MB L3 cache.

Is 3MB L3 really worth $400? No.
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Not sure I understand why anyone would go for the Extreme Edition this time around. In the past, it was the only way to have an unlocked multiplier, but now the 3930k chip will be able to become literally the exact same chip as the 3960X minus 3MB L3 cache.

Is 3MB L3 really worth $400? No.
Some people REALLY like having e-peen. They'll spend 400 dollars more just to say they got the "best".

    
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Not sure I understand why anyone would go for the Extreme Edition this time around. In the past, it was the only way to have an unlocked multiplier, but now the 3930k chip will be able to become literally the exact same chip as the 3960X minus 3MB L3 cache.

Is 3MB L3 really worth $400? No.
I don't think anyone has ever looked at the $1,000 EEs and thought "now there's a value!" ..so I'm not sure what you're on about.
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post #6 of 83
So basically:

You must pay $600 to overclock.
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$583 for a 6 core? Is this a joke? Looks like I'll be going BD after all.
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post #8 of 83
Interesting... but really... whether they are worth what Intel is going to charge depends on how they perform, as always. I'm definitely interested to see a comparison of the non-K series 3820 against the 2600K. How will it stack up without the unlocked multiplier...?
    
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post #9 of 83
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I don't think anyone has ever looked at the $1,000 EEs and thought "now there's a value!" ..so I'm not sure what you're on about.
But at least before the EE was the way to get the highest OC. Now with the 3930K, there's literally no benefit.
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post #10 of 83
overpriced as hell.
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