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Nothing unexpected, right?

990X was up to a 25% faster than i7 2600k, and the 3960X has a 50% more cores than the SB... That adds up a 30% average more power.
   
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Xeon family processors and the like are not meant for home users so the price isn't gonna be cheap.
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Originally Posted by Ecchi-BANZAII!!! View Post
Xeon family processors and the like are not meant for home users so the price isn't gonna be cheap.
These arent XEON CPU's...
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These arent XEON CPU's...
Then the naming is strange because they already have the Xeon CPU family on the 3400 series.
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Those mem numbers are insane. I'm pretty sure we aren't even coming close to using our current mem bandwith anyway, still excited about a new gen of chips.

Its funny how new platforms gets everyone , including myself , excited. Most of you prob are to young to remember, but i can remember going from a 386 to a 486 DX 25mhz. lol My friends and I were talking how sick the new 486 DX was because it had a math coprocessor. Then having to run memmaker in dos to squeeze out enough extended memory to run games . lol. Reading articles about Cyrix, AMD, and intel chips. and how MAC users Risc processors being so much more faster.

Those of you who grew up gaming back then will all know exactly what im talking about. Its insane how far the cpu's have come.
 
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post #26 of 139
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Originally Posted by Ecchi-BANZAII!!! View Post
Xeon family processors and the like are not meant for home users so the price isn't gonna be cheap.
As said above, the i7-3960X is not a Xeon.....its an extreme edition processor. In other words, its replacing the 990X

I believe the price for the i7-3960X is $999USD IIRC

Looks like SB-E is gonna be another beast from Intel. Good thing I should have my i7-3960X by the end of the year
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eh, well this is where Intel finally pull away from the sights of AMD... things don't look good IMO. stuff's gonna hit the fan.

(i know you intel guys will be like "LOL INTEL HASN'T BEEN IN INTELS SIGHTS FOR A LONG TIME! SINCE ATHLON 3000 DUAL CORE or w.e") But i mean, AMD has no chance to catch up in the enthusiast market now, there's no way AMD will catch up, and AMD only have a 3 year roadmap for BD, so make your mind up about the enthusiast sector of AMD!.
    
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As said above, the i7-3960X is not a Xeon.....its an extreme edition processor. In other words, its replacing the 990X

I believe the price for the i7-3960X is $999USD IIRC

Looks like SB-E is gonna be another beast from Intel. Good thing I should have my i7-3960X by the end of the year
And even more importantly the cheaper 6-core i7 3930K is 580$ and the only thing it lacks compared to the Xtreme edition one is 3mb of cache.

Yeah they're expensive but not impossible to buy
 
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eh, well this is where Intel finally pull away from the sights of AMD... things don't look good IMO. stuff's gonna hit the fan.

(i know you intel guys will be like "LOL INTEL HASN'T BEEN IN INTELS SIGHTS FOR A LONG TIME! SINCE ATHLON 3000 DUAL CORE or w.e") But i mean, AMD has no chance to catch up in the enthusiast market now, there's no way AMD will catch up, and AMD only have a 3 year roadmap for BD, so make your mind up about the enthusiast sector of AMD!.
I think AMD should stick to low power Fusion APU's and enthusiast graphics cards. They seem to do well in those departments... Just completely fail in the higher performance CPU market.

EDIT:

But then again, Who will rival intel and give them a kick up the backside for higher performing next gen processors? Now that AMD's Bulldozer failed to outperform some high end 775 Processors and even there own last gen models, the Phenoms, Intel will now most likely relax and put all their efforts into power saving and performance tweaking.

Just what I think.
Edited by Buzzin92 - 10/15/11 at 6:55am
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And even more importantly the cheaper 6-core i7 3930K is 580$ and the only thing it lacks compared to the Xtreme edition one is 3mb of cache.

Yeah they're expensive but not impossible to buy
Yea the 3930K is pretty decent value for an ultra highend chip.

Now the only question is how much are the mobo's going to go for?

I would say entry level boards around $150 and higher end boards pushing $400+?

Good thing I prepared for my wallet to be raped by saving for the last 6 months so I can afford it. But god damn enthusiast hardware is expensive xD
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