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[TCM] Intel releases Core i7-990X hexa-core CPU, cuts i7-970 & i7-960 prices

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Beside rolling out the 990X, Intel also adjusted the price tags of two of its LGA1366 CPUs, the 3.2 GHz i7-960 and i7-970.

The 960, which is a 45nm part with four cores (8 threads) and 8MB of L3 cache, has went down from $562 to $294, matching the new Core i7-2600, while the 970, with its six cores and 12MB L3 cache, has dropped from $885 to $583.
This is awesome news for anyone looking to upgrade or build a new 1366 system.

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Wow very nice!
     
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That makes the 970 almost reasonable.
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Originally Posted by Wiremaster View Post
That makes the 970 almost reasonable.
Almost.
     
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Still got my 970 for a cool $215.

Awesome news though. Too bad it'll kill my resell value of the 970 the next time I upgrade.
    
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Very nice now I shall debate on another upgrade after only a month of already upgrading
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Wow, even though im building a sandy bridge system, that 960 is very tempting for the x58 board I have sitting off to the side.
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Price has already hit ebay and Amazon.com for the most part. Come on Newegg get a move on!
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Guess it's finally time for the 950's to phase out
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960 down to $294. Wow. Now 1366 owners REALLY don't have a reason to "upgrade" to Sandy Bridge.
 
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