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Wait.... so the 960 is now cheaper than the 950?
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So the only difference this has from the 980x is a +10 to the name and a measly .16Ghz clock increase? -,-

The only thing thats right about this are the price drops for the other processors...
resale value and unlocked multiplier, other goodies that make it worth it at the time


nobody should get a 980x with the 970 being this low for an intel hex core
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The I7 970 still over $500 is not reasonable. If it's under $300, I will consider that acceptable. Sandy Bridge is still a good choice for my next build.
    
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The I7 970 still over $500 is not reasonable. If it's under $300, I will consider that acceptable. Sandy Bridge is still a good choice for my next build.
do you have any idea how powerful these are compared to AMD's garbage x6s
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post #35 of 94
$583 is a sweet deal for a I7 970.

If I was running a I7 9xx quad, I'd get this right this second

@ Johnny Guitar, no need to dis the AMD chips.
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do you have any idea how powerful these are compared to AMD's garbage x6s
For 260$ I would take AMD's garbage x6 + SLI'd GTX 570's any day of the week. Enjoy your thousand dollar waste of money but take the fanboyism somewhere else please.
post #37 of 94
My C0 920 does 4.0 on 1.35ish now, what do you think a reasonable OC and vcore would be for a 970 on my blah P6T?
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My C0 920 does 4.0 on 1.35ish now, what do you think a reasonable OC and vcore would be for a 970 on my blah P6T?
1.25v-1.3v for 4Ghz, but they run very cool.
    
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1.25v-1.3v for 4Ghz, but they run very cool.
hmm, these damn news threads always making me itchy to buy something new... Now if only there was a Microcenter in NYC...
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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.
It's fantastic news for 1366 users, I got my i7 970 for a net $100 (got it for $300 and sold my i7 950 for $200) but this makes the i7 970 priced much more reasonably. Especially since a good amount of i7 970 easily overclock to i7 980x clocks with nearly the same voltages.

Shame the price of the i7 980x did not change.
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