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post #51 of 231
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Would love to see 8 cores, 16 threads soon....I know Intel has got it in its Vault some where....

It's called "Xeon".

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It's called "Xeon".

Those are pretty lame for enthusiasts unless you use two. Even the normal hexas beat them because they don't OC.
 
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post #53 of 231
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Originally Posted by SwitchFX View Post

Who actually uses these processors? Screw the NewEgg reviews, 90% of those are BS.
uhm, me i think? and what do i use it for? folding ofcourse
but a 3970X is like the 990X its only 100mhz faster
post #54 of 231
Probably the "last hurrah for SBE." Money is parked for IBE next year rolleyes.gif
    
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post #55 of 231
US $1,167 for 6 core when my AMD Phenom X6 with 6 cores overclocked to 4.GHz with H100 cooling cost me less than $150 back in 2010 and still going strong.
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post #56 of 231
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US $1,167 for 6 core when my AMD Phenom X6 with 6 cores overclocked to 4.GHz with H100 cooling cost me less than $150 back in 2010 and still going strong.

The difference is that the intel one has almost double the performance.
 
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post #57 of 231
For 8 times the price...
 
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post #58 of 231
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US $1,167 for 6 core when my AMD Phenom X6 with 6 cores overclocked to 4.GHz with H100 cooling cost me less than $150 back in 2010 and still going strong.

40-50% higher IPC, 25% higher clock speeds, and HyperThreading get you somewhere.
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For 8 times the price...

True. While I won't agree with the $1K+ that Intel is charging for their extreme chips, cost to performance has never been linear.
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I completely agree, I was just pointing out the counterpoint to his double the performance argument. Notice my 2700k, I am a big AMD fan but the current gaming/single threaded perf is weak sauce. I wiil not go back until substantial headway has been made.

As countless others have stated, IF you need this amount of performance, go 3930K. /thread
 
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