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post #21 of 43
The 980x/990x's have superior IMC's compared to other i7 CPU's as well..according to Intel, those CPU's IMC's are designed differently making them more tolerable to higher RAM speeds and the voltages associated with them.

I would say the unlocked QPI/RAM dividers are key for these being highly desirable CPU's for OC'ing. You have the ability to set the CPU speed to whatever you need, and right where you need it.

ie- if you know your best RAM divider and Bclk for latency..just dial in your NB and start raising the CPU multi until you have had enough!
post #22 of 43
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Originally Posted by Mr. Mojo;12672159 
1. bragging rights
2. money to burn
3. some fields actually need that much performance - high end 3D work/video/music massive VM operations, prediction, etc. In some technical fields, speed is very important, but overclocking carries too much risk of getting back inaccurate results.

Thats why they label them Xeons instead to keep them away from overclocking.
post #23 of 43
Honestly, for me they don't have any real benefit... Just for someone with thousands of bucks to throw away...
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Originally Posted by lambecrikas;12672278 
Honestly, for me they don't have any real benefit... Just for someone with thousands of bucks to throw away...

Yeah, what he said..and the chick at the Fry's was so hot..I was just lost in thought, throwing hundreds her way tongue.gif
post #25 of 43
also, Intel doesn't price their chips according to demand.
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on a side note...judging by how well the Ks are doing (875K, 2500K, 2600K) I think Intel is going to have to go back to the boards if they expect to keep the Extreme line competitive from the rest.

The unlocked multiplier used to be the main selling point for Extremes but now that the K series has been running strong I see them becoming more and more obsolete.
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post #27 of 43
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Originally Posted by ohzer0;12672370 
on a side note...judging by how well the Ks are doing (875K, 2500K, 2600K) I think Intel is going to have to go back to the boards if they expect to keep the Extreme line competitive from the rest.

The unlocked multiplier used to be the main selling point for Extremes but now that the K series has been running strong I see them becoming more and more obsolete.

yeah u have the extreme, why are you only at 4.1????
what was the max you ever taken it to??

the reason im asking cause im beginng work on a new rig for a customer, and im working with a 4k budget, so im deciding to go all out on that or gear some money towards something else, the customer wants best of the best
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post #28 of 43
If you're doing high end water-cooling, you might get ~100MHz more out of an Extreme chip over it's non-extreme counterpart on average. I'd save money by grabbing a 970 instead of a 980X/990X and use the extra cash to pick up an extra GPU or two.

Or heck, grab an SR-2 and a few 56xx Gulftown Xeons.
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post #29 of 43
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Originally Posted by ohzer0;12672370 
on a side note...judging by how well the Ks are doing (875K, 2500K, 2600K) I think Intel is going to have to go back to the boards if they expect to keep the Extreme line competitive from the rest.

I'm betting that extreme chips in the future will always have more cores, just like when the 980x came out. Then in time regular chips will have that number of cores, just in time for a new extreme chip with more cores. Just my 2 cents.
 
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post #30 of 43
The only non extreme comparison is an i7-970 which is a $594 cpu right now...

IMO if you can afford to spend $594 on a cpu you can probably swing the extra $400 and get the extreme edition..

I think Intel figures the same logic...
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