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so is the 1100T, but it's you know...
$750,- less.
Unfortunately, they're also far behind in performance.
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id say architecture and most programs besides hardcore graphics encoders dont really utilize the 12 threads.... hence a 2600k for ~ 320 bucks; or even the 2500k ~ 200 bucks is in my eyes the best buy for gamers and such that want to be on the highest clock for buck path
The 2600/2500k will spank them in rendering too thanks to the AVX extension.
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A $1000 cpu means nothing to 2600k for just < $300. Why did intel call it an "Extreme" when the performance is not extreme at all?
    
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A $1000 cpu means nothing to 2600k for just < $300. Why did intel call it an "Extreme" when the performance is not extreme at all?
Because the point of a 980X/990X is multitasking. If you get a well threaded application, the hexacore will win every time.
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Once again another retarded CPU that only companies who dont care about budget/overclocking should buy. I hate how these CPU's become popular giving Intel more incentive to create more of them. NO cpu should cost $1000. Why is it $1000 and not $600? I feel they just chose this figure because it makes more unattainable. Complete waste of money!
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Once again another retarded CPU that only companies who dont care about budget/overclocking should buy. I hate how these CPU's become popular giving Intel more incentive to create more of them. NO cpu should cost $1000. Why is it $1000 and not $600? I feel they just chose this figure because it makes more unattainable. Complete waste of money!
Not retarded. If Intel can sell it at that price and make a profit, why shouldn't they? Blame the consumer that allows them to sell it at that price.
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Apparently nobody read the conclusion or viewed any of the graphs in the "content creation" section.

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But if your workstation is responsible for making you money; if it’s a true workhorse that you know for a fact muscles through threaded software like Premiere Pro, 3ds Max, and MainConcept (among others), then there’s a legitimate business case for buying the highest-end processor possible. And if you’re in that position, you can probably calculate exactly how long it’ll take for the Core i7-990X to pay for itself.
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990x wprime 32

vs

2600k wprime 32


speaks for itself.....CRUSHED
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Apparently nobody read the conclusion or viewed any of the graphs in the "content creation" section.
I read it and it was a valid point. But, aren't there the Xeon's at that price point to consider?
Dual CPU mobo with 2 Xeon hexas and probably the same ending price for a build. I'm still trying to figure out what company under "content creation" would use this instead.


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Thanks. Thanks alot.

Now when I move to SB, your post will be hanging in the back of my mind.

Nice one Only reason this bothers me is because it might be possible, even if the chip fix 'accidently' altered performance
I'm sorry. It was meant to be a joke. I can't imagine how things would go over for Intel if they did that. They're not that stupid. I hope.
     
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Apparently nobody read the conclusion or viewed any of the graphs in the "content creation" section.
I'd be interested in statistics that show what percentage of people buy this for a "show off" gaming pc or actual workstation applications.
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