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Originally Posted by xyeLz;12243036 
How reliable is that date? I don't see them really backing it up with any source other than Fudzilla.

Only reason I ask is because if that's the real date, I might wait to get it.
I have been waiting a long time for this!
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post #12 of 28
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Originally Posted by xyeLz;12243036 
How reliable is that date? I don't see them really backing it up with any source other than Fudzilla.

Only reason I ask is because if that's the real date, I might wait to get it.

Why? just overclock it 150mhz
post #13 of 28
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Originally Posted by SpeedNuggeT;12243565 
Why? just overclock it 150mhz

New memory controller.

Gulftown is great, but the IMC on these things isn't even as good as Nehalem.
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Thread Starter 
So are they confirmed for the 27th or is that just Wikipedia trying to be cool?
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AFAIK, Wikipedia is not final answer on their dates for 990x. I've been trying to follow 990x for a while now, nobody has a date i can stand on.

In light of recent events, if they DONT release that chip, they might be in trouble if Bulldozer releases ahead of time.

Interesting situation as of late.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Gigalisk;12246800 
AFAIK, Wikipedia is not final answer on their dates for 990x. I've been trying to follow 990x for a while now, nobody has a date i can stand on.

In light of recent events, if they DONT release that chip, they might be in trouble if Bulldozer releases ahead of time.

Interesting situation as of late.

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I'm afraid they won't release the 990x at all due to the SB issues. One would think that they would need to focus all their time elsewhere.

Though the 990x has been in testing for quite a while now, I'm sure they don't want to release another bad chip until it's fully tested.

I guess we'll see. I'll be making my purchase in a week so hopefully...fingers crossed!
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The 990X ES is already in circulation, in small amounts, there are a few members on here with ES Samples of it. As for actual retail product, no idea.
    
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Since SB is already out, no.
    
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I had an opportunity to buy one last year but the price was $1500+ from a tester.
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Originally Posted by xyeLz;12246833 
I'm afraid they won't release the 990x at all due to the SB issues. One would think that they would need to focus all their time elsewhere.

Though the 990x has been in testing for quite a while now, I'm sure they don't want to release another bad chip until it's fully tested.

I guess we'll see. I'll be making my purchase in a week so hopefully...fingers crossed!

990x release would have nothing to do with Sandy Bridge problems. Sandy Bridge problems don't even affect Sandy Bridge CPU's, just the P67 chipset. Chipset and CPU people are in different departments.
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