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ivy bridge coming out around same time + $1000 price tag = no thanks intel.

hate to say it, but for someone like me $300-350 is pretty much my max for a cpu.
    
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Meh, what do we care, we aren't extreme overclockers using DICE pots to set records.

For Intel it is handy, as who ever controls the high-end effectively controls the CPU market. Plus the 980x will likely receive a multiplier-locked version and dropped to the $570 price point. Standard Intel stuff.
You mean standard "Any company that doesn't have competition" stuff..

Btw, you're on a website called "Overclock" talking about how you're not an overclocker.

Irony is ironic.
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ivy bridge coming out around same time + $1000 price tag = no thanks intel.

hate to say it, but for someone like me $300-350 is pretty much my max for a cpu.
I don't mind spending 1,000-2,000$ on my CPU(s) in such case that I can use two or more and have 12+ cores.

Why? Because at that price-range, you can sell them for 90% of their original price in two years.
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You mean standard "Any company that doesn't have competition" stuff..

Btw, you're on a website called "Overclock" talking about how you're not an overclocker.

Irony is ironic.
I am most certainly an overclocker, but there are differing grades and reasons to overclock.

Some will grab a $100 chip and make it run as fast as the mid-line models. Others will grab the $300 chip and make it run up to 4.0ghz and maybe toss in some watercooling for that extra quiet, or extra overclocking. Yet others like to push things, or grab some attention by using expensive hardware to hit super high clock speeds for just long enough to get the benchmark (superpi, 3dmark, take your pick).

If you have an "older" x58 board this chip is great, it means in a few years when it has dropped to a lower price point, that you too can own the fastest LGA1366 chip and overclock it like mad.

Just because you don't want to buy a product, doesn't mean people who buy it are stupid. You just happen to not be in the target audience for the product.
    
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This probably cost them next to nothing to design, and it markets itself.
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I am most certainly an overclocker, but there are differing grades and reasons to overclock.

Some will grab a $100 chip and make it run as fast as the mid-line models. Others will grab the $300 chip and make it run up to 4.0ghz and maybe toss in some watercooling for that extra quiet, or extra overclocking. Yet others like to push things, or grab some attention by using expensive hardware to hit super high clock speeds for just long enough to get the benchmark (superpi, 3dmark, take your pick).

If you have an "older" x58 board this chip is great, it means in a few years when it has dropped to a lower price point, that you too can own the fastest LGA1366 chip and overclock it like mad.

Just because you don't want to buy a product, doesn't mean people who buy it are stupid. You just happen to not be in the target audience for the product.
No, that's not true.

This chip doesn't HAVE a target audience.

When it comes out, something better will come out for the same price, making it obsolete. As it decreases in price, so will the newer, better thing.

So, there will never be a reason to buy a 1366 board and a 995x CPU.

It would be like buying a Pentium D EE chip for cheap now.. why?
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Don't see a point of this CPU really, with LGA 2011 coming shortly why bother.
    
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hmm.. if it can clock to 5ghz on air like SB.. then.. but no
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Don't see a point of this CPU really, with LGA 2011 coming shortly why bother.
It's for the idiots. Don't tell them!
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So how many goats do we need to sacrifice to pay for this one, Intel?
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