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post #41 of 231
If I had $1000 dollars (If I had a $1000 dollars)
I would still not buy this processor
If I had $1000 dollars (If I had a $1000 dollars)
I stick with my i7 2600k and not waste my money
If I had $1000 dollars (If I had a $1000 dollars)
I would buy 7970 GHZ Crossfire

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Just wait for the people with more money than brains to replace their 3960Xs with these and write one star reviews on Newegg complaining that it's no better than their old CPU.
I remember a couple cases like that with the 980X and 990X and it was nothing short of hilarious.
150W TDP is interesting.

Yep, time to dump this POS I got in my sig rig and get a 3970X!!! tongue.gif
post #43 of 231
I just want to say, to anyone seriously considering this: Get a 3930K and use the 600 bucks left over to buy a second GPU or go to 2x 4GB Kepler cards or buy a U2711. Or send it to me, because I can promise you that you will see better results from any of those options.
   
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post #44 of 231
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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.

The 965 to 975 had a revision from C0 to D0 as well. The 990X had a significantly better IMC than most 980X chips.

I hope this brings something to the table other than 100MHz and 20W of extra heat. Most 3930K/3960X chips average between 5.2-5.4GHz when cold (-50°C or so) with the best chips hitting 5.5-5.7GHz (very few). It would be pretty neat if this changed that up a bit, though I suspect it will not.
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post #45 of 231
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I just want to say, to anyone seriously considering this: Get a 3930K and use the 600 bucks left over to buy a second GPU or go to 2x 4GB Kepler cards or buy a U2711. Or send it to me, because I can promise you that you will see better results from any of those options.
Yep. I had the runs to go 3960X. Got 3930k instead and enjoying the same benefits at a lesser price smile.gif if you want the grey sticker so bad get it from eBay, costs like 5 dollars :/
post #46 of 231
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The 965 to 975 had a revision from C0 to D0 as well. The 990X had a significantly better IMC than most 980X chips.
I hope this brings something to the table other than 100MHz and 20W of extra heat. Most 3930K/3960X chips average between 5.2-5.4GHz when cold (-50°C or so) with the best chips hitting 5.5-5.7GHz (very few). It would be pretty neat if this changed that up a bit, though I suspect it will not.

+1

Both 990x's I had were much better binned than the 980x's I had too. I probably won't jump though and wait another year for ib-e...
     
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My 3930k is plenty good enough for me until IB-E
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post #48 of 231
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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.

You make my wallet itch.

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You make my wallet itch.
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can't run two 3930K/3960X/3970Xs in dual socket mobos. The chips dont have dual QPI links. I was just saying that instead of buying this you're better off binning a couple of 3930Ks.
 
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can't run two 3930K/3960X/3970Xs in dual socket mobos. The chips dont have dual QPI links. I was just saying that instead of buying this you're better off binning a couple of 3930Ks.

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Yep, I know, you'll need some server chips. But still.


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