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[Fud]QX9770 and QX9650 to die in Q2

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So long Socket 775 EE

Intel is sending a clear message to the enthusiast and overclocking community, and if you plan to buy Socket 775 Extreme Core 2 CPU, you better do it before the end of Q2, June 2009.

The fastest of Core 2 Quad generation 3.2GHz clocked QX9770 is going to be retired in Q2 2009, and this CPU has already received PDN (Product Discontinuance Notice) in current month.

The last orders have to be placed shortly and as of end of Q2 2009 you wont be able to buy a Core 2 Extreme QX9770, at least not from Intel. The second CPU that faces retirement is Core 2 Extreme QX9650 and this 3.0GHz clocked and unlocked CPU also retires at the same time.

Intel wants you to buy Core i7 975 at 3.33GHz if you are top overclocker, or a Core i7 950 with 3.06GHz clock if you are after overclocking but be aware of the extra that you will need to spend for memory and expensive X58 board. The non-Extreme Core 2 Quad and the rest of 775 lineup will continue to live.

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post #2 of 62
Who would buy those processors when you can clearly get a nice i7 920 and overclock it as much as you want. I say let's let these overpriced and ridiculously performing processors die.
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Who would buy those processors when you can clearly get a nice i7 920 and overclock it as much as you want. I say let's let these overpriced and ridiculously performing processors die.
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post #4 of 62
QFT... why would I buy a QX770 for $1500 when the i7 965 can be had for $500 cheaper and can mop the floor clean with the QX770? At least Intel should consider dropping that price at bit to convince people to buy that chip and then eventually move onto i7.
    
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QFT... why would I buy a QX770 for $1500 when the i7 965 can be had for $500 cheaper and can mop the floor clean with the QX770? At least Intel should consider dropping that price at bit to convince people to buy that chip and then eventually move onto i7.
Their extreme chips never have price drops or that I am aware of.
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Im sure a retailer might drop the prices just to get whats left of their inventory out the door - thats assuming they even keep them in stock instead of just getting them straight from Intel.
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Those procs are just too cool for price drops i guess.

What about the QX9775? Will that still live?
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post #8 of 62
My poor CPU.. you were so young... and cheap...
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Really good news. We need to get Core 2 off the floor everywhere possible. Optimization for cores based on technologies used in Deneb and Nahalem is necessary.
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They're phasing out all their top LGA775 cpus so people have no choice but to switch to i7.
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