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Core i9 ''Gulftown'' Comes to Life

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  1. n-ster

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    6-cores are for either servers or EXTREME markets... 1000$ is not for the you and me type... you can't compare an i7 920 at 200$ to a 1000$ CPU no matter what. I am buying an i7 920 soon, and I would NEVER even CONSIDER spending 1k$ into one.
     
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    Not that many people can spend 1k on a cpu but those that can will and i encourage them too

    like i said before dont hate on the people that buy this, and encourage them to push it to the limit thats what the extremes are for.

    if i start working again i will deff buy this cpu since its a drop in upgrade :rockout:
     
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    I don't hate... I just find it a waste of money TBH... Like buying an i7 950 for example, (and I'm talking here for the people who are going to be using it not just people who would buy it to OC it for fun or bench it) IMO is a WASTE. same or i7 975. If you can get 95% of the performance for a fifth of the price, guess which one is more worth it...

    If I wanted to, I could have a much larger house, a very nice car etc. I have the money for that. I'm in a 1100 sq ft apartment (we're 4 in it) and we have a Honda Civic 2002 with 150 000 miles on it.

    I hate wasting $$ when it could go somewhere useful.
     
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    If I had the money so 1000$ hit to the wallet will be insignificant, I would most certainly buy the fastest unlocked i7, and when they're on the market, i9. Even if I would not plan on overclocking it, I'd still buy it because it's the fastest@stock, so practically no need to OC. The decisions are so simple if you have enough money, given the CPU market today.
    That's why I hope AMD will somehow develop some CPU that will rival the high-end i7s... that would push Intel to drop the prices even more.
     
  5. Assassin48 New Member

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    If people are buying $1k+ Cpu they have $$$

    some will buy a really expensive system and not upgrade for years and when they need more speed they will overclock there cpu or get the next big thing ( again a few years later )
     
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    If you have the money, there is no reason to live more comfortably or get buy what you want. Say this processor compared to an i7, yes the i7 will come within probably a few percent in games as well as any other application not set-up for 4+ cores.

    The comparison you're making isn't quite correct. I could go buy an E5200 to game with for ~$70 and it will game nearly as well as an i7 (acceptable framerates). So are you saying because I can get this E5200 for 1/10th the cost of the i9 that I should indeed ignore the faster and better processor just so I can save money that won't matter to me?

    The people that this will be targeting most likely will be a one time splurge like Wile E will be doing or it won't matter to them basically being pocket change. As mentioned earlier like the guys riding around in the Ferrari's, you won't buy a Ferrari (normal person) if it's going to cause an issue somewhere else.

    I'm with others here, buy the best you can. At the end of the day you'll still have tech that will last a lot longer than you'll keep it, at which point reselling it you'll make some of your money back and upgrade to the next new thing out.

    On another note, I wouldn't buy this processor at full retail or even half retail because I am an individual that can afford to purchase a processor that costs a grand.
     
  7. Assassin48 New Member

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    alright no more bashing on people

    Lets leave it on:
    "if you got the money and want it, go for it"

    back on topic

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    you both have your opinions and i have mine but we can still be friends in the end
     
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    Of course we can be friend :p

    My opinion though is get good quality at the right prices, but don't go extreme for a whole amount more. Gaming is not the only thing PCs do you know :p I have the money, sure I'd like to have a six-core CPU.... But I hate wasting money if what I do (gaming yes, but other stuff too) will not benefit at all or VERY little from it or even a moderate amount, if it means spending 1k$. Perhaps you don't see it, but North America is a very wasteful way of life in general. I try to stay away from that, my dad is the same way which is why is companies do very well. If you don't know what to do with your money, give it to the poor or use it to make more money so that later you can give it to the poor.

    anyways Assassin's probably right, we should get back on topic and we have different views... so what? :p
     
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    They've only brought these out so fits has summat new to buy :p
     
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    Exactly and heel tell us all about it to.
     
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    awesome thanks, didn't see that :D
     
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    6 core already.. this thing fast and costly.. 4 cores is enough for me right now:rockout:
     
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    :respect: the first rational comment to the thread.
    i guess media will be the first to take the advantages of 12 thread
    and for gaming it will take a long time, i think only the only thing that scaling in gaming is the video card tech thingy, and also it's price :mad:
     
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    i see no real reason to jump on this because its still basicly the same debate with dual core vs quad core, what apps (that the general public) mostly use that need 4,8,12,16,24,1000 threads to run, sure the odd program will benifit but realy, how may games, internet browsers, office apps realy need more threads over more GHZ ?

    hmmmmmm come to think of it those programs are the multi threaded programs that benifit form multi threaded cpu's, why the general public see and have no real pratical use for multi threaded cpu's is the software hasnt cought up, and wont for another few years, heck general software is still stuck on 32bit (dont get me started on that one)

    yes ppl will still buy quads, hexa, octo, ect core cpus because they want the best, or just the biggest e-penis, or may have a genuine reason (the rarest reason of all), and that is fine, but for the general public a dual core is quite often more then enough, a 4>4.5 ghz dual will keep up (95% of the time) with any gaming rig the only down fall is only GFX power, and dx 11 should help that in months to come (but then again the software is the limiting factor has to keep up)
     
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    Any 1GHz desktop single core (as in not low power stuff like Atom) is fine for average joe what with his email, his interwebz and his Microsoft Word/OpenOffice. Hey... we reached 1GHz with the PIII didn't we... that's some old tech :p

    It's easy to get people thinking that more cores = more performance. That's the first thing I thought when my uncle showed me his Pentium D 3GHz, thet it was as good as a P4 at 6GHz. However, more threads/cores easily benefits special interest like supercomputers. Theoretically, a supercomputer with 1 million dual cores is just as good as a supercomputer with 2 million single cores. Servers too, although it's not as extreme as an example.
     
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    That would be because it's true, given that the software is written to support the cores.

    BTW ... multi-core processors are faster than the same configuration with multiple single core prossors. (quad > 4 x singles).
     
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    Ah, the Kriejman... is Dan's snide wit and impossible logic rubbing off on you? :p

    Ugh.. I don't even want to start the cores and software argument... I've been through it too many times. But I will still say that most programs aren't optomized for multi-core yet :nutkick:
     
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    So it's a software problem then, something Intel and AMD are not directly involved in.
     
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    Hardware technology go too much faster than the software and driver's.
     
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    cause amd is gonna wait for intel to drop 6 cores then there gonna drop 8 and laugh there asses off and sell it for 200 dollars. HAHAHAHA
     
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    nice no need to change mobos for this upgrade , extreme version here i come
    (my i7 975 soon to be on sale ) =P
     
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    I know have a quad core that runs stable at 3.6ghz.

    Why upgrade until there is an 8 core that runs at 3.6ghz? Besides, software (outside of video encoding) needs to catch up :eek:
     
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    well i could be a dumbass and get 1 cause i could afford it but nah f*** that i'm buying tpu soon instead:laugh::roll::laugh:
    ooh that's made ya think ey:D
    has he that kind of money [​IMG]well even if i had no one would no so i can have fun [​IMG]
     

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