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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.
No. Just no.
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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.
Its probably a higher bin, Intel took the best 980xes, bumped their multi and called them 990x
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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.
Really? You're on OCN and you don't know whether Sandy Bridge or Gulftown is the superior architecture?
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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.
Well what if someone has a i7 920, but does not feel upgrading to Ivy Bridge, and wants something til the next generation of processors?

The i7 990x might be suitable.
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Its probably a higher bin, Intel took the best 980xes, bumped their multi and called them 990x
And THAT warrants an entirely new product at the end of the architecture's life-cycle, days away from the next one?

I'm losing my sanity.
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Well what if someone has a i7 920, but does not feel upgrading to Ivy Bridge, and wants something til the next generation of processors?

The i7 990x might be suitable.
You mean someone who bought a 300$ CPU and hasn't upgraded for two years is going to buy a 1,000$ CPU just to remain on the same socket instead of buying a whole new computer?

I think you're drunk.
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And THAT warrants an entirely new product at the end of the architecture's life-cycle, days away from the next one?

I'm losing my sanity.
They're just stirring the 1366 pot since Enthusiast line refresh has to wait for LGA2011/1356
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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.
Really? I wonder who creates demand for Alienware and Falcon NW products then?
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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.
this.
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Really? You're on OCN and you don't know whether Sandy Bridge or Gulftown is the superior architecture?
I'm sorry for my ignorance? Not everyone is as smart as you, sorry for contributing input, I guess that isn't allowed anymore.
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