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Too bad Intel stuff never (very rarely) gets deeply discounted and cleared out.

Unless you're addicted to benching and being just slightly better than anybody else, or do cpu heavy work all day it's just another incremental increase in performance.
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Once upon a time extreme editions had advantages that warranted the premium (fully unlocked multi, better silicon). I just don't understand the point of them this generation, and to make a 2nd iteration is just plain odd.
 
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post #13 of 231
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yikes... what a beast!
I still remember when the 980x launched and how it's performance shook up the game.

That was more substantial because the 975 EE was a quad core and the 980X was a hex. This is more like a 965 Extreme to a 975 Extreme.
    
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post #14 of 231
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ZOMG this will be so much faster!!!

Than...?

A $140 AMD 6 core? headscratch.gif
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Originally Posted by Mhill2029 View Post

Once upon a time extreme editions had advantages that warranted the premium (fully unlocked multi, better silicon). I just don't understand the point of them this generation, and to make a 2nd iteration is just plain odd.

It's so they can brag about the 4GHz Turbo speed and maybe trick some idiots who think higher TDP = better.
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post #15 of 231
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A $140 AMD 6 core?

That's one way to understand it. It's not MUCH better than a 3960x, is it? lol
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It's so they can brag about the 4GHz Turbo speed and maybe trick some idiots who think higher TDP = better.

I'm a member of the Tim Taylor Fan Club. More power = *grunt*
    
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Too bad Intel stuff never (very rarely) gets deeply discounted and cleared out.
Unless you're addicted to benching and being just slightly better than anybody else, or do cpu heavy work all day it's just another incremental increase in performance.

If you're benching you're much better off just buying two 3930Ks for every 3970X. The differences are so minimal that you're likely to get a higher clocking chip with the 3930Ks.
 
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so the shops here are selling SGD$1425; for a processor....??
post #20 of 231
Who actually uses these processors? Screw the NewEgg reviews, 90% of those are BS.
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