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post #21 of 267
I bet this will be more than just a raised BCLK. It is probably binned higher... maybe even a revision.

At the end of the day, this will most likely clock higher than the 980X. The highest that has hit is 6.815 GHz. Maybe Intel wants a 7 GHz performance chip.
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2 It's the same thing as a 980x with a slightly higher stock clock. Yay?

Remind me of the time when AMD 965 comes out and People say is same as 955 with higher multipler
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post #23 of 267
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1) It's "overpriced" because there's nothing out there to compete with it.

2) It's most likely a higher binned chip.

Come to think of it, Overclocking is a niche and not everyone does it.
Someone paying that amount of money for a chip is also in a niche and I bet way over half of them is into overclocking.
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Someone paying that amount of money for a chip is also in a niche and I bet way over half of them is into overclocking.
I bet you'd be wrong.
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I want to see a 935, 945, and 955 6 core from intel, not these $1000+ chips.
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I don't like the way that Intel throws out a bunch of high end cpu over $1k before you can taste a mainstream one.
    
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Alright intel when are you guys going to start making CONSUMER MAINSTREAM hexcores

Also good job on making the 980x owners look like fools

according to that article, the 970 6-core non-X is due Q3 2010, before the 990X..so maybe ~$500 for the 970?
    
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Idiots with more money than sense?
post #29 of 267
Why are people complaining about this. They did the EXACT same thing with the 965 Extreme. They phased it out with the 975. The 990X will replace the 980X. Im sure it will be $1000 like the 980. But it will probably be a different revision and a slightly better bclk
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Lads,


This is a niche market and people will buy it. INTEL wants to make money and will do what it has to in order to attain that goal. Understandable for some to recommend a 920/930 and overclock the beejesus out of it. If the world would work like this, we would not have luxury goods. Everyone would buy a honda civic and tune the crap out of it so it goes faster than a Zonda F and a Gallardo. When you buy a Zonda or a Gallardo you buy reputation, brand recognition, social standing, high quality parts, etc. This analogy can be extended to the extreme edition CPU.
Disagree, you cant compare cars to a CPU. When you buy a Zonda you don't just buy it for the looks, but for the speed, the noise, the badge, the build quality, the interior and many other things. When you buy a 980 you buy it just for the speed - some buy it for the e-peen, but most buy it because they want the fastest CPU they can lay their hands on. Every Intel CPU is built well, each one has the same badge basically.

I can understand people buying it because they want to benchmark it, and I can understand it if its the same price as the 980 and it replaces it. However if it costs more its just the most pointless thing they could have done.

@ AdmiralThrawn

Tri SLI GTX 480's? I would because it gives a huuuuuuuuge performance boost. Your rig makes perfect sense because everything costs more but gives a big performance boost. Perhaps the 975 isn't that great value, but other than that I can see why. Whereas this CPU wouldn't really do anything but may cost more.
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