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    Default Intel Quietly Begins to Sell "Non Extreme" Six-Core Microprocessors

    Intel Quietly Begins to Sell "Non Extreme" Six-Core Microprocessors
    Intel Adds Core i7-970 to Price List

    Intel Corp. on Sunday added its six-core Core i7-970 central processing unit (CPU) to the price list. The chip giant has not made any formal announcements on the matter of its six-core microprocessor that does not belong to the "Extreme" family. The chip's price, however, is very high even for computer enthusiasts.


    Intel Core i7-970 operates at 3.20GHz and contains six cores with Hyper-Threading technology, which allows it to process up to 12 threads of code at once. The CPU has 12MB of L3 cache and features 6.40GT/s Quick-Path Interconnect. The product is compatible with LGA1366 motherboards and has 130W thermal design power. The CPU is made using 32nm manufacturing process and has code-named "Gulftown" core.
    Intel's first "non Extreme" processor costs $885 in 1000-unit quantities, which is much higher even compared to advanced quad-core microprocessors and is not so much cheaper compared to the company's flagship product.


    Intel's top-of-the-range Core i7 980X six-core chip operates at 3.33GHz and comes with unlocked multiplier, which makes it easy to boost the clock-speed by the end-user.
    In the fourth quarter of the year Intel, according to unofficial sources, plans to reveal a rather six-core chip currently marked as “≥i7-970” (meaning faster than the model 970). It remains to be seen what will be the difference between the “≥i7-970” and the current i7-980X as logically they should have the same feature-set as well as the same clock-speed and the only natural difference between Extreme and non-Extreme is the unlocked clock-speed multiplier on the former.


    Source: xBitLabs
    seeing is believing..

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    Default Re: Intel Quietly Begins to Sell "Non Extreme" Six-Core Microprocessors

    Intel

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    Default Re: Intel Quietly Begins to Sell "Non Extreme" Six-Core Microprocessors

    Core i7 930 er price drop korbe bole amar mone hoy.. karon 930 aar 920 er performence ee khub beshi difference nai.. and 920 hocche November 2008 er processor.. oishomoy eitar price chilo $300 aar ekhon 930 er price hocche ~$280.. so bhalo motoi price drop korbe koydin er moddhe.. aar notun processor tou ashbei..
    so, ei muhurte ami mone kori 930 kena ta thik hobe na..
    seeing is believing..

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    Default Re: Intel Quietly Begins to Sell "Non Extreme" Six-Core Microprocessors

    That price needs to be lowered for this CPU to make any sense IMO.
    Quote Originally Posted by CvP View Post
    unless they introduce PoP/Mirror Edge styles with lara croft in bikini (gfx on par or better than AniMatrix), this game is hopeless =,='

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    Default Re: Intel Quietly Begins to Sell "Non Extreme" Six-Core Microprocessors

    u may say that if u want good things then u have to sacrifice something.
    but i can say it is really too much price

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    Default Re: Intel Quietly Begins to Sell "Non Extreme" Six-Core Microprocessors

    As it so happens - Pricing is like from maniacs!!!

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    Default Re: Intel Quietly Begins to Sell "Non Extreme" Six-Core Microprocessors

    Quote Originally Posted by CODhunter View Post
    u may say that if u want good things then u have to sacrifice something.
    but i can say it is really too much price
    In this case the sacrifice is not justified. Hell, even an i7-980X makes more sense than this.
    Quote Originally Posted by CvP View Post
    unless they introduce PoP/Mirror Edge styles with lara croft in bikini (gfx on par or better than AniMatrix), this game is hopeless =,='

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    Default Re: Intel Quietly Begins to Sell "Non Extreme" Six-Core Microprocessors

    i think price is little bit higher nd so i used the word sacrifice

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    Default Re: Intel Quietly Begins to Sell "Non Extreme" Six-Core Microprocessors

    Quote Originally Posted by CODhunter View Post
    i think price is little bit higher nd so i used the word sacrifice
    little bit na. Much higher and waste of money even if anybody is filthy rich.

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    Default Re: Intel Quietly Begins to Sell "Non Extreme" Six-Core Microprocessors

    Core i7 930 (OCed @ 4.3GHz) is faster than this one..
    seeing is believing..

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    Six Cores????
    Even if its 'non-extreme' its still Overkill.
    Im perfectly happy with whatever I have now.

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