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I don't understand who's Intel trying to fool with this.

Anyone with 1,000$ knows that 990x is 980x with a 5% OC that anyone with 10 IQ points can achieve.

So, what's the point - do people actually buy this junk?

Now to mention, it's going to be released a couple months before Ivy Bridge - are they insane?
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post #2 of 110
Yes people buy this junk. They like showing off their e-peen. Duh. Should know this by now.
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980x +10
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But it has the biggest number! I must has! I'll take 3.
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post #5 of 110
Not too bad a deal for people who have the money to spend.

The increased clock speed doesn't matter; it is the fact that it is probably better overclocking silicon if Intel is rating it at the same TDP.
    
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Because they can.
 
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post #7 of 110
It probably uses Sandy Bridge's architecture or something(or is Sandy slower than the Gulftown...?). If it were just a mild clock increase, it wouldn't take this long to be released.
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post #8 of 110
Well, you are right, the 990x is not worth it.

Having said that, I expect it to overclock higher than the i7 980x, or achieve the same clocks with lower voltages.

The 990x is definitely not a "cheap scam" as you call it though. I'm pretty sure it will be priced close to the i7 980x. And they are both incredible processors, albeit being overpriced.
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post #9 of 110
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Yes people buy this junk. They like showing off their e-peen. Duh. Should know this by now.
People are going to spend 1,000$ to replace their 980x with a 990x?

Shouldn't we at least laugh at them?

Everyone is acting like the 990x is not some cheap scam.
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Well, you are right, the 990x is not worth it.

Having said that, I expect it to overclock higher than the i7 980x, or achieve the same clocks with lower voltages.
Based on what? It's the same stepping, as far as I know.

And two months before Ivy Bridge?

You'd have to be mentally challenged to buy it.
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