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Old 11-03-10   #1
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Intel Core I7-980X Extreme 6-Core Processor





Intel's New Six Core Processor

Hailed As The Fastest Consumer Chip Yet
Six cores. Twelve threads. A new flagship processor in Intel's stable. Here at GDC in San Francisco, the world's most widely recognized chip maker is dishing out its latest desktop CPU, and to say it's a niche device would be greatly understating things. We spoke to a number of Intel bigwigs at tonight's media event, and everyone confessed that the Core i7-980X Extreme Edition was a low quantity, high performance device aimed specifically at gamers and content editors that simply refuse to live anywhere other than on the cutting edge. Intel's planning on selling these in retail, standalone form for $999 (MSRP), while they'll soon be available in a variety of gaming rigs from the likes of Dell, Alienware and whoever else wishes to keep with the times. Oh, and for what it's worth, the company stated that this will be its lead desktop chip for some time to come, and if you're looking for a mobile version in the near future, you can keep dreaming.

As for the critics? Just about everyone with a benchmarking license managed to get one of these in-house, and everyone seems to feel (mostly) the same way. There's no denying that this is Intel's speediest consumer chip ever, but you won't find 50 percent boosts just anywhere. Yet. When the software catches up, though, there's no doubt that this chip will make even the other Core i7s look downright sluggish. 50 percent more cores and 50 percent more threads than the prior kings of the line leads to fantastic gains when serious number crunching is involved (audio and video editors, we're staring at you), with some tests showing upticks in the 30 to 50 percent range. As a bonus, the power consumption here is also extremely reasonable, with the shift to 32nm enabling it to even use less power in some circumstances when compared to the Core i7-975 Extreme Edition.


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Re: Intel Core I7-980X Extreme 6-Core Processor

I can see Banik getting all hot for these chips, but seriously, there's really nothing to set this apart from an i7 920/930 for your average high-performance PC user. Heck, even the Phenom II 965 BE is only a few FPS behind it in gaming tests.

Only makes sense for benching and/or workstations. 12 threads is awesome
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Re: Intel Core I7-980X Extreme 6-Core Processor

errr....i think for gaming, 965 is a few FPS AHEAD of 920 AFAIR. Do correct me if i am wrong !

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Re: Intel Core I7-980X Extreme 6-Core Processor

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errr....i think for gaming, 965 is a few FPS AHEAD of 920 AFAIR. Do correct me if i am wrong !

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You're absolutely right. Most non-multithreaded games run better on a 965 than a i7 920. However, it's the overclocking that makes the 920 such a good deal. An overclocked 920 or 930 versus will decimate an overclocked 965.

AnandTech: The Core i7 980X Review: Intel's First 6-Core Desktop CPU

Notice how the 965BE is ahead in almost every test except the multithreaded ones.
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Re: Intel Core I7-980X Extreme 6-Core Processor

Let me go ahead and say that only a fool would buy a 980x for gaming, .........

And to see if the AMD setup is really faster, run the games at 1024 x 768 with a 5870, that is the Real way to compare different architecture CPU's in gaming......
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Re: Intel Core I7-980X Extreme 6-Core Processor

^^ So you dont want it? I thought you will be the first one to get it
and please elaborate your statement...
And to see if the AMD setup is really faster, run the games at 1024 x 768 with a 5870, that is the Real way to compare different architecture CPU's in gaming......
Elaborate more on this. for game noobs like me.
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@manish: coz at lower resolution, games depend more on cpu as a high end gpu wil nt b a bottleneck.
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Re: Intel Core I7-980X Extreme 6-Core Processor

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@manish: coz at lower resolution, games depend more on cpu as a high end gpu wil nt b a bottleneck.
Yes, but that's purely theoretical. Anyone buying a $150-300 CPU and a $150-300 would be a complete headcase to game at low reso.
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