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I honestly DO NOT understand this. Since the 990x is the newest on the block, ill use this as the example.


The 980x is 32nm... L2 Cache is 6 x 256KB, L3 Cache is 12mb, Clocked at 3.33GHz, 6 cores, QPI 6.4GT/s.. ect.. anyways..

The 990x is also 32nm.. the L2 Cache is ALSO 6x256kb.. the L3 Cache is (you wont BELIEVE THIS!!) A WHOPPING 12MB!! oh wait... waitttt... its also 6 core like 980x... and oh yeah, also had 6.4gt/s qpi....

BUT WAIT!!! WHATS THE DIFFERENCE!!!???

OH!! The 980x is clocked at 3.3GHZ!!! and the 990x is clocked at 3.4 GHZ!!!


YES! It all makes sense to me now!!!

oh wait.. don't most people have theres running @4Ghz on air anyways..?






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Please help me understand why Intel released this.. and why Intel and AMD release these processors that are probably the same with not even a mild overclock to them..?

It makes no sense to me.. I can o.c my 980x to 3.4 and will it be equal to a 990x? ....
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It has a much better IMC (integrated memory controller), for a start.
    
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Originally Posted by SmokinWaffle View Post
It has a much better IMC (integrated memory controller), for a start.
How am I supposed to know this though, newegg, or another site doesn't talk about memory controllers..
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Hmmm. Maybe........the inernets?
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Improved IMC to handle higher clock frequencies more stably, also can handle more voltage for the extreme OCers.

Also has a bit higher multiplier.
    
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