Originally Posted by Don Karnage
E5-2650 will have a 20X multi. Using the 1.67 strap it will overclock to 3.3Ghz.
And from difficulty people have been having with the 1.67x multiplier, most will probably be limited to 1.25x, which is going to be a pretty limited OC, even if the turbo multipliers can be used.
Originally Posted by 8800Gamer
How in the world are people going to afford all of this? $300+ for the mobo, $50-$100 for the cooler, and god forbid $600-$2000 for the cpu if you want a SUPER HIGH END ONE.
I mean yeah I can understand it's super fast and nothing can beat it but I mean it gets to be a point in most applications and games (crysis 2, metro 2033, battlefield bad company 2, battlefield 3) that it gets to be a point where the CPU doesn't really make as much as a difference vs overclocking or getting a better video card.
Man how do these kids (people who are younger than me I am 20) afford all of this? They probably don't work and there parents are rich and get it for there spoiled butts. :/
Most people, at least most who aren't fools, aren't going to be buying 8-core Xeons primarily for gaming.
As for how people afford it, well there are a variety of incomes and a variety of priorities when it comes to purchase decisions. Personally, I'd never spend as much on a car as I do on my computers.