Thursday, February 24th 2011

Eurocom Launches Intel Core i7-990X Extreme Processor in its Panther 2.0 Notebook

Eurocom Corporation announces support for Intel's new high performance i7-990X Extreme Edition Processor inside the EUROCOM Panther 2.0 performance notebook. The addition of the Intel Core i7-990X to the long list of processor options gives Eurocom customers even greater choice when customizing their unique systems.

The Intel Core i7-990X comes unlocked and runs at 3.46GHz, with a 3.73GHz Turbo Boost. "The i7-990X gives our clients a super powerful, unlocked processor that is built for unmatched performance" said Mark Bialic, President of Eurocom "Customers can now match the Intel i7-990X extreme processor with AMD Radeon HD6970M or NVIDIA GTX 485M video cards in single or dual configuration for a super computer experience inside a notebook form factor."

Intel Core i7 990X Extreme Edition features:
  • 3.46 GHz core speed
  • Up to 3.73 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Speed
  • 6 cores
  • 12 threads with Intel HyperThreading Technology
  • 12 MB L3 Cache
  • 3 Channels DDR3 1066 MHz memory
  • 32nm manufacturing process technology
  • 6.4 GT/s QPI Bus Speed
Base Price of the EUROCOM Panther 2.0: $2477 USD
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35 Comments on Eurocom Launches Intel Core i7-990X Extreme Processor in its Panther 2.0 Notebook

#1
n-ster
impressive performance in a laptop. but what size is the laptop? 17"?
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#2
Melvis
and a battery life of 2 minutes....
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#3
Salsoolo
by: Melvis
and a battery life of 2 minutes....
rofl yeah, never liked these ultra high end custom laptops :cool:
i do not game on a laptop, but maybe thats just me.
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#4
n-ster
by: Melvis
and a battery life of 2 minutes....
better than carrying around a desktop. Plus if the desktop gets unplugged, you are out of luck, while if this laptop gets unplugged, you get that 15~20 mins to plug it back in
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#5
theJesus
I can't wait to see one when nVidia releases a GTX 580m
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#6
dieterd
u gota be kidding me - how they will cool this thing? i7-990 is not casual cases (2x120 fan), but here is x10 times smaller laptop with like maybe 3 50mm fans. maybe next time they will put gtx 580 (without M) in laptop?
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#7
thriller
It's nice

But i'm scare for longlife.
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#8
Melvis
by: n-ster
better than carrying around a desktop. Plus if the desktop gets unplugged, you are out of luck, while if this laptop gets unplugged, you get that 15~20 mins to plug it back in
With the price you would pay for this you could have 3 PC's, and lets get real here, its over kill? And 2 minutes is not much better then a desk top now is it? :laugh:
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#9
pr0n Inspector
by: Melvis
With the price you would pay for this you could have 3 PC's, and lets get real here, its over kill? And 2 minutes is not much better then a desk top now is it? :laugh:
Actually you can build a gaming PC and pay someone to carry it for you whenever you go to a LAN party.
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#10
Melvis
by: pr0n Inspector
Actually you can build a gaming PC and pay someone to carry it for you whenever you go to a LAN party.
:roll:
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#11
n-ster
by: Melvis
With the price you would pay for this you could have 3 PC's, and lets get real here, its over kill? And 2 minutes is not much better then a desk top now is it? :laugh:
The processor ALONE is over 1000$. The whole laptop costs what, 2477$? I'm sorry but that is a good price.

The 20 min battery life of the laptop is infinitely better than that of the desktop :p

A equivalent desktop would cost alot too. 1000$ CPU, 200$ mobo, 70$ RAM, 50$ slim DVD burner, 60$ HDD, 50+$ PSU, GPU is equivalent to a 6850 so 185$, Small form factor case with adequate cooling 100+$, Screen is at least 100+$. That is at least 1850$, and this isn't even counting the fact that it has no battery backup or probably needs extra custom cooling. That is at least another 150$... So This desktop breaks the 2000$ barrier, while being 10x the size, and unpractical.

I'd pay the 477$ premium for it being practical and not needing to break your back, buy a car, or hire someone to carry it around for you
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#12
theJesus
by: n-ster
The processor ALONE is over 1000$. The whole laptop costs what, 2477$? I'm sorry but that is a good price.

The 20 min battery life of the laptop is infinitely better than that of the desktop :p

A equivalent desktop would cost alot too. 1000$ CPU, 200$ mobo, 70$ RAM, 50$ slim DVD burner, 60$ HDD, 50+$ PSU, GPU is equivalent to a 6850 so 185$, Small form factor case with adequate cooling 100+$, Screen is at least 100+$. That is at least 1850$, and this isn't even counting the fact that it has no battery backup or probably needs extra custom cooling. That is at least another 150$... So This desktop breaks the 2000$ barrier, while being 10x the size, and unpractical.

I'd pay the 477$ premium for it being practical and not needing to break your back, buy a car, or hire someone to carry it around for you
Not to mention that it doubles as space-heater.
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#13
dieterd
>n-ster
2477$ :D - u first time in this world? it starts from 2477$ and this means it is i-950, with GTX 460m for those 2477$ so u can only imagine what price will be for i7-990 + GTX 485m, because GTX 485m in europe costs about 800 euro.
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#14
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: theJesus
Not to mention that it doubles as space-heater.
The desktop would create just as much heat. The heat wouldn't be consetrated on your hands though.

EDIT: And for travling gamers these things rule. And I mean the ones that travle in their job and are gone for weeks each time, or maybe military personel? Seriously, it's expensive, but for the target audience it's pretty darn awesome.
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#15
theJesus
by: dieterd
>n-ster
2477$ :D - u first time in this world? it starts from 2477$ and this means it is i-950, with GTX 460m for those 2477$ so u can only imagine what price will be for i7-990 + GTX 485m, because GTX 485m in europe costs about 800 euro.
Actually, you need to bring it down to a i7-930 and GTX 460 to get 2477, and yes for the i7-990x and GTX 485m, it comes to 4100 without any extra options, 4885 for SLI.
I just maxed it out with all the most expensive additional options for 21,850 :laugh:
by: Frick
The desktop would create just as much heat. The heat wouldn't be consetrated on your hands though.
Desktops have a lot better cooling options and the heat is more easily dispersed. I'd like to see a liquid loop on this. Anyways, I was being serious about using it for a heater as pro lol.
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#16
mtosev
I'm surprised by the price. I was sure that the price would be ~2900USD. So +1 for the price:)
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#17
Jizzler
Not so bad. Spent $4K on my first laptop and it only had a P2-266 :D
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#18
pr0n Inspector
by: mtosev
I'm surprised by the price. I was sure that the price would be ~2900USD. So +1 for the price:)
3.46 GHz Intel i7-990X Extreme Edition; 6C/12T; 12MB L3; 6.4GT/s; QPI=1; LGA1366; 32nm; 130W [add $1053]
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#19
OneCool
Battery would be dead before you got to the Windows logon screen.


Unless you have a SSD then you might make it to TPU before that dreadful critical battery warning (YOU NEED A NEW FUCKING POWER SOURCE RIGHT NOW!!)
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#20
MikeMurphy
How does the battery even provide enough current to power this thing at full load? Never mind for any duration.
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#21
Cheeseball
It's part of the desktop replacement niche (like the Toshiba Qosmio series), so it is not aimed to those who need to bring a laptop around for everyday use.

If anything, the battery would act like a UPS, just for those moments in a LAN competition when some moron trips over the main power strip. (Happened to me twice.) ;)
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#22
n-ster
by: dieterd
>n-ster
2477$ :D - u first time in this world? it starts from 2477$ and this means it is i-950, with GTX 460m for those 2477$ so u can only imagine what price will be for i7-990 + GTX 485m, because GTX 485m in europe costs about 800 euro.
ahhh it seemed to good to be true lol :roll:

still, it is supposed to be expensive.

no gamer needs an i7 990X btw :p This is targetted to rich dudes anyways
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#23
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
by: n-ster
The processor ALONE is over 1000$. The whole laptop costs what, 2477$? I'm sorry but that is a good price.

The 20 min battery life of the laptop is infinitely better than that of the desktop :p

A equivalent desktop would cost alot too. 1000$ CPU, 200$ mobo, 70$ RAM, 50$ slim DVD burner, 60$ HDD, 50+$ PSU, GPU is equivalent to a 6850 so 185$, Small form factor case with adequate cooling 100+$, Screen is at least 100+$. That is at least 1850$, and this isn't even counting the fact that it has no battery backup or probably needs extra custom cooling. That is at least another 150$... So This desktop breaks the 2000$ barrier, while being 10x the size, and unpractical.

I'd pay the 477$ premium for it being practical and not needing to break your back, buy a car, or hire someone to carry it around for you
Actually, that base price doesn't include the 990X or the GTX485. The base price includes a 930 and a GTX460M.

The base price for the 990X and the GTX485M is $4100. Though I think I would go with the 980X and GTX470M if I was configuring it and end up at a slightly more reasoable $3500.
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#24
HalfAHertz
by: OneCool
Battery would be dead before you got to the Windows logon screen.


Unless you have a SSD then you might make it to TPU before that dreadful critical battery warning (YOU NEED A NEW FUCKING POWER SOURCE RIGHT NOW!!)
It uses the same technology as the battery packs in a Prius? :)
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#25
n-ster
by: newtekie1
Actually, that base price doesn't include the 990X or the GTX485. The base price includes a 930 and a GTX460M.

The base price for the 990X and the GTX485M is $4100. Though I think I would go with the 980X and GTX470M if I was configuring it and end up at a slightly more reasoable $3500.
yea I realized that after... :S
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