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Originally Posted by Ipwnnubletz View Post
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.
Lol such a hater
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post #42 of 110
People who buy pre builts from best buy, buy this.
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post #43 of 110
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Originally Posted by Hambone07si View Post
I have a early 980x that takes 1.5v for 4.4ghz. I'm sure it's just like going from 920/930/950. They just are improving the chips. once the 990x is out the 980x will be replaced by it. I'm sure that it will go up about 300-500mhz with the same volts as a 980x. Just my 2c.
It just seems that the bins get tighter as the line matures. I've benched a few 920s, two 930s and two 950s. One of my earlier 920s would clock much higher than any of the other chips at equivalent voltage ranges. If that chip was binned today it wouldn't have become a 920(besides them being EOL'd for a while now).
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post #44 of 110
The point of the 990x is to get that [-----] much more clock speed, I don't know about you but I would rather be at 4.8ghz then 4.5
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Intel want more money!!
     
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post #46 of 110
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It just seems that the bins get tighter as the line matures. I've benched a few 920s, two 930s and two 950s. One of my earlier 920s would clock much higher than any of the other chips at equivalent voltage ranges. If that chip was binned today it wouldn't have become a 920(besides them being EOL'd for a while now).
There will always be a few good chips from every batch that are insane. As they get better, they just try to get more money. That's the life of computer parts. As a whole tho, once they get a lot better, they change the name. I'm not sayin that I like it, just we have to deal with it. I know for the most part that 9 out of 10 950's will overclock way better than the 920's and 930's that I played with. Every 950 that I put into systems for people was set to 4.2ghz at the min on air. On water some were at 4.4ghz and a few at 4.44ghz. I never had a 920 that overclocked to 4.4ghz with HT on @ 1.375v. I've had about 4 950's do it. Just set one up for some one today. It did 4.4ghz on water with my test bench, but on the V6 air cooler, it was getting to toasty at 4.2ghz and I dropped it to 4ghz. I really just seen how crazy my Quad Feser could handle the heat compaired to air. It was a huge change.
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post #47 of 110
Glad some people are being educated about this..
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post #48 of 110
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someone is very angry today. I have 2 980x's and If IB was not coming soon I would upgrade them just to make people nuts
Nice system pics...i have some serious e-peen envy right now.
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Obviously the 990x's are higher binned 980x's. The "point" of the 990x is higher over clock potential.
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post #50 of 110
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Obviously the 990x's are higher binned 980x's. The "point" of the 990x is higher over clock potential.
More like higher multiplier potential.
    
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