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Intel Core i7-3970X Extreme Edition 6-core Processor Starts Selling

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Encoding, rendering, servers, multi-threaded data compression, multi-threaded software compilation, the list can go on. Some people who actually work on computers for a living might see benefits from having systems that handle parallel tasks better than others. Not everyone builds a computer to just play video games. I know that I certainly don't.
Forgive me, I thought those people would buy XEONs processors not those extreme craps. Just saying...;)
 
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Forgive me, I thought those people would buy XEONs processors not those extreme craps. Just saying...;)
It's a big premium to pay over desktop CPU tho, it's the same reason why I bought my X6. Cheap 6 cores that do the job better than if I went with an X4.
It is slower in games yes, but a lot faster when you load all 6 cores.

The reason why Intel has these CPU's is: Because they can.
The reason why people buy it: Because they can.
 

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Forgive me, I thought those people would buy XEONs processors not those extreme craps. Just saying...;)
Xeons cost more for the same performance level AND they aren't unlocked. Just saying.
 
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Xeons cost more for the same performance level AND they aren't unlocked. Just saying.
This is exactly why I don't buy Xeons.

Also Intel should leave the second QPI link intact on the EE and that alone would justify its price tag instead of leaving the job to only 3MB L3 Cache.

I'd be jumpin all over a couple of unlocked 6 cores CPUs, the Asus dual socket board doesn't cost that much over the RIVE.
 
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Was that the unlocked one?
I was under the impression that the skt2011 Xeons are locked and don't overclock well (or at all for that matter.)
 

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That's an ES so that could be the reason. Trust me, if there were unlocked versions you would see them (especially at XS ;)).
Makes sense.
 
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Man, can anyone imagine that thing unlocked at 4,8-5,0 GHz?
Not on air. :p
Maybe under water, but that would require some crazy thermal dissipation to satisfy the TDP at those kinds of power draws.
 
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Yes, of course, I do have a lot of radiator space for all that TDP ;)