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So is the i7 990X/995X actually going to be released to the public? I've heard conflicting stories that only ES chips of the 990X and a handful of 995X chips were out and there is nothing definitive about the release date for either of those CPUs.

What gives? Is Intel going to release the 990X or 995X to the public? I am really waiting for the 990X. If it is NOT going to be released, I might as well just get the 980X and call it a day.

What do you guys know about the i7 990X/995X regarding release info/dates etc.?
     
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Prob not as they are now on a new architecture, maybe something to look forward to for ivy bridge?

If your really ancy.....

http://cgi.ebay.com/Intel-Xeon-W3690...item1e60c62c21
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Rumor has it that intel plans on releasing these chips around the same time as bulldozer arrives. Just a rumor though. Given that intel has been tight lipped about these new chips, this could be very likely. Also, maybe these new chips have similar clocking potential compared to the sandy bridge cpu's and if that is the case they would be tight lipped about it to try and keep selling the remaining 980x chips about for a premium price. Just my opinion.
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Someone here has a 990x so I'm sure they will be released soon.

Probably around BD launch if anything.
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This is supposed to be a 980X with one multi higher for stock and a stronger memory controller. It will be a nice upgrade for those who really push their systems but will be basically useless for most.
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This is supposed to be a 980X with one multi higher for stock and a stronger memory controller. It will be a nice upgrade for those who really push their systems but will be basically useless for most.
Yeah true that. The 970 will still be a better buy imo. Who knows, maybe the 970's will drop in price? That would be nice.
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I dunno. I don't think Intel likes dropping prices on their really high end stuff. Hell, the 975 is still $1000. It would be nice, though.
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I dunno. I don't think Intel likes dropping prices on their really high end stuff. Hell, the 975 is still $1000. It would be nice, though.
Extreme Editions normally do not drop in price. Intel typically discontinues them from retail sales instead of reducing the price.
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Extreme Editions normally do not drop in price. Intel typically discontinues them from retail sales instead of reducing the price.
Indeed. Can't help but wish the 970 will drop in price since its not officially an EE chip though. For gamers and such, I guess it doesn't really affect them much now that SB is out. But for people like me who have a huge workload (mainly 3D rendering), its a glimmer of hope. Then again, BD will likely kill the 970 in terms of price/performance...Likely, right?
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i have actually held off my SB build for this chip. I have been waiting for it since last summer when it was announced, it was supposed to be out the 1st quarter of 2011 but then SB came out and i almost couldn't wait.

HP was offering the 990x for a short time a in 2 of there systems like a week ago, so i expect it to be released very soon.
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