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I was watching a live stream awhile back, where Linus Sebastian was interviewing a guy from Intel, and he posed this question: Why aren't the extreme edition CPUs dual socket? If they are $1000 and $400 more with just more L3 cache and higher clock speed, they don't make any sense to own, except to be "that guy" if they were truly "extreme" being dual socket would justify that title. He went on to say that the motherboard manufacturers want to do stuff like this and would love to have to opportunity to do something like this. The intel guy, simply said there is no demand or market for something like this.

To me, this made a lot of sense, a dual socket extreme edition in theory would be awesome, overclocking dual CPUs like the guys that have and are running SR-2s.

Anyways what do you guys think? Would you ever buy something like this? Or am I just being a bandwagon fanboy of Linus?! Hahah let me know what you think!! I wanted to get a different perspective by people on the forum who know a lot more about this than I do.
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But in all seriousness, Intel's stance is to just buy a Xeon, as it's not worth it for people to be able to do 2P rigs without the Xeon tax.
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But in all seriousness, Intel's stance is to just buy a Xeon, as it's not worth it for people to be able to do 2P rigs without the Xeon tax.

Hahaha!

Why hasn't the enthusiast community asked for this?

Yeah I know what you mean, but the extreme cost as much a a xeon chip right!?
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There were Core 2 Extreme QX9775s for the Skulltrail platform. I have them...
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There were Core 2 Extreme QX9775s for the Skulltrail platform. I have them...

Yeah now all that remains of skull trail is the SSD department using the logo on their new 730 line....
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