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Wait for 3980X with 8 core!

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i think 3960x/70x got 8 cores but 2 are shut off leaving 6 cores working
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i think 3960x/70x got 8 cores but 2 are shut off leaving 6 cores working

Yes, Intel disabled 2 cores:


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As a former owner of a 980X I can understand why having an Extreme Edition is awesome.

But im seeking some education here. Why would anyone buy this today? The Sandy Bridge architecture is now 2 generations old as Haswell just came out...
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As a former owner of a 980X I can understand why having an Extreme Edition is awesome.

But im seeking some education here. Why would anyone buy this today? The Sandy Bridge architecture is now 2 generations old as Haswell just came out...

Quad channel memory, 6 cores, more cache, the only Intel chips in the world that can overclock and still use VT-d, native x16/x16 and x8/x8/x8/x8 motherboards with no PLX chip, more SATA ports, and the lack of Ivy-E to replace it.
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Yes, Intel disabled 2 cores:



any reason why they did that ?!


heat/TDP issues ?!
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any reason why they did that ?!


heat/TDP issues ?!

Mostly to get more chips that couldn't pass Xeon bining(TDP or clock) to sell as i7s.
Edited by sherlock - 6/5/13 at 9:52pm
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Mostly to get more chips that couldn't pass Xeon bining(TDP or clock) to sell as i7s.

Why not just market them as what they are? Who's looking for a 6-core intel that doesn't know what's going on?
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Why not just market them as what they are? Who's looking for a 6-core intel that doesn't know what's going on?

What exactly do you mean by "market them as what they are"? two cores needs to be disabled for some of these Exon reject chips to hit clocks/TDP necessary for i7 SB-Es (3.2Ghz/130W for 3930K, 3.4Ghz/130W for 3960X, 3.5Ghz/150W).
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What exactly do you mean by "market them as what they are"? two cores needs to be disabled for some of these Exon reject chips to hit clocks/TDP necessary for i7 SB-Es (3.2Ghz/130W for 3930K, 3.4Ghz/130W for 3960X, 3.5Ghz/150W).

I mean call them Xeon "de-milled" or something. Just be more honest.
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