Monday, July 23rd 2012

Intel Core i7-3970X Extreme Arrives in Q4

Intel's next high-end desktop processor, the Core i7-3970X Extreme, arrives in Q4, 2012, according to a DonanimHaber report. The i7-3970X is expected to ship with clock speeds of 3.50 GHz, with maximum Turbo Boost frequency of 4.00 GHz. The six-core chip is based on the 32 nm "Sandy Bridge-E" silicon, and built in the LGA2011 package. Its feature-set is consistent with that of the Core i7-3960X, with 15 MB shared L3 cache, HyperThreading, and unlocked base-clock multiplier. In all likelihood, the i7-3970X could displace the i7-3960X from its price-point.

Source: DonanimHaber
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67 Comments on Intel Core i7-3970X Extreme Arrives in Q4

#1
blibba
Another £1000 cripple edition. Man up already and give us 8 cores and 20MB of cache Intel. We know you'd have done it already if the 8150 wasn't such a joke. All you have to do is unlock the multiplier on a Xeon.
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#2
Aquinus
Resident Wat-man
Another one? They could have just hurried up with IVB-E instead of wasting their time with this. :wtf:
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#3
radrok
It just makes no sense.
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#4
NHKS
hmm, a 3970X? ah, should have guessed it..

and the one after that will be a 3980X and then finally the 3990X (unless of course they want to spoil thmesleves with a 3995X)... you cant waste those big chips, can u?

so here it is, intel lga2011 desktop roadmap atleast till 2H 2013.
i doubt intel 6-cores will become mainstream anytime soon
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#5
Ikaruga
Extreme huh? We should be at 8-12 cores by now at least, if not at 16.
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#6
Random Murderer
The Anti-Midas
by: Aquinus
Another one? They could have just hurried up with IVB-E instead of wasting their time with this. :wtf:
exactly my thoughts
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#8
shilka
Oh for f**k sake intel give us Ivy Bridge-E already and stop wasting time with more Sandy Bridge CPU´s
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#9
Hustler
by: shilka
Oh for f**k sake intel give us Ivy Bridge-E already and stop wasting time with more Sandy Bridge CPU´s
One of the consequences of AMD being out of the game these days unfortunately. Intel only has to give you what they want, not what you want.
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#10
Random Murderer
The Anti-Midas
by: shilka
Oh for f**k sake intel give us Ivy Bridge-E already and stop wasting time with more Sandy Bridge CPU´s
Let's just hope the IVB-E chips have a soldered IHS and not TIM like the 1155 IVB chips...
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#11
Velvet Wafer
Well that is what happens when a company got a monopole for something.... they sit their asses flat, and charge gross amounts of money, for years old stuff :laugh:
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#12
hardcore_gamer
I don't understand why people spend $1000 on a CPU that doesn't offer any noticeable advantages over a $300 CPU.
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#13
Random Murderer
The Anti-Midas
by: hardcore_gamer
I don't understand why people spend $1000 on a CPU that doesn't offer any noticeable advantages over a $300 CPU.
Because it has 2c/4t more. If you were referring to the 3930k, that's a $575 chip.
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#14
radrok
by: hardcore_gamer
I don't understand why people spend $1000 on a CPU that doesn't offer any noticeable advantages over a $300 CPU.
On gaming, but if you'd do heavy rendering like I do, you would notice a lot of difference because tasks gets done in much less time



I of course bought the 3930K because the 3960X doesn't give any performance edge with only 3MB L3 more cache.
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#15
shilka
I want to replace my 3820 with a Ivy Bridge-E CPU the new 3940K or whatever Intel will name the middel model of the Ivy Bridge-E series
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#16
NHKS
by: radrok
On gaming, but if you'd do heavy rendering like I do, you would notice a lot of difference because tasks gets done in much less time
u r right abt that..

are rendering softwares primarily cpu accelerated? or is there a gpu option too?..

I have tried keyshot.. its great but its cpu-acceleration only..i have seen demos of it using as many as ]64-threads (on Xeons)
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#17
radrok
It depends on the renderer and the workload, especially the last one, there are some tasks that are too complex to be rendered by a GPU.
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#18
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: Velvet Wafer
Well that is what happens when a company got a monopole for something.... they sit their asses flat, and charge gross amounts of money, for years old stuff :laugh:
Except that both AMD and Intel had $1000 CPU's at a time.
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#19
gopal
Very good CPU but very expensive.

i give it 10 points for performence
i cut it's 11 points for price = Don't buy it
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#20
james888
by: Velvet Wafer
Well that is what happens when a company got a monopole for something.... they sit their asses flat, and charge gross amounts of money, for years old stuff :laugh:
If a company has a monopoly, they have to operate on a fine line. That line is where they make the most profit, but not too much profit that another company will try to join the market to get their slice of the profit pie. They wouldn't sell it at this price if no one bought it.

I agree this processor is overpriced and the 3930k is a much better bang for your buck.
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#21
Morgoth
i want my 16 threaded xeons!
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#22
gopal
16 threaded Xeons what performence do you get from it?
Going to sleep (11:50 PM)
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#23
james888
by: Morgoth
i want my 16 threaded xeons!
Can I have a dual core 1 terahertz processor instead?
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#24
Crap Daddy
These cpus make 1% of Intel s business.
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