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New Intel Itanium Processor 9500 Delivers Breakthrough Capabilities

Mar 27, 2005
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Processor Intel i7-920 @ 4.0GHz LGA1366
Motherboard Intel DX58 Smackover Motherboard
Cooling TRUE 120 with 2x120mm Thermalright FDB-1600 and 8x120mm Zalman/Coolermaster Case Fans
Memory 16GB DDR3-1333 Corsair @ 8-8-8-19
Video Card(s) Gigabyte GTX 1070 FE
Storage Intel 520 240GB + Intel X25-M 80GB + 4TB Seagate/WD Storage
Display(s) 24" Samsung SA350 + 24" BenQ G2410HD + 2x 22" Samsung 2253GW's + Hyundai 19" B91D+
Case Coolermaster CM690
Power Supply Corsair TX750W PSU
Software Windows 8.1
To still think in 2012 that Itanium is in any way a failure is pure ignorance. This whole thread here reeks of it. I have just one question for you guys? Why do you think it's still being made? Do you honestly think that companies like to lose money? :laugh: Itanium is and always was a success. All the rumors about it being a failure somehow were probably started by competitors who couldn't compete in this space. This comes from someone who has configured and sold Itanium systems guys. These chips are used in mission critical operations all over the world. You don't hear much about them because not everybody can afford them and not everybody needs them, they are not mainstream if you will and they are not that visible to the general public. But I bet that each one of you in this thread has used one, more than once. Each time you make a transaction with your credit card or you make a simple phone call, for example, chances are that at some point it passes through an Itanium system. These are super computers that offer maximum redundancy and extremely precise calculations and are used by many companies around the world as the center of their networks.
Indeed. There was a time the Itanium failed to caught on though. They didn't sell well at launch since their performance was so low in comparison with other chips that were available (around 10x slower). A lot of improvements were made in the succeeding generations though, and with partnerships with HP and Oracle, it has grown to a $4 billion/year product. Now this is far less than the $30 billion/year Xeon business, but it's still more than what AMD makes on its entire Opteron range, so yeah, Intel is not going to drop it any time soon. ;)
Nov 4, 2005
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System Name MoFo 2
Processor AMD PhenomII 1100T @ 4.2Ghz
Motherboard Asus Crosshair IV
Cooling Swiftec 655 pump, Apogee GT,, MCR360mm Rad, 1/2 loop.
Memory 8GB DDR3-2133 @ 1900 1T
Video Card(s) HD7970 1250/1750
Storage Agility 3 SSD 6TB RAID 0 on RAID Card
Display(s) 46" 1080P Toshiba LCD
Case Rosewill R6A34-BK modded (thanks to MKmods)
Audio Device(s) ATI HDMI
Power Supply 750W PC Power & Cooling modded (thanks to MKmods)
Software A lot.
Benchmark Scores Its fast. Enough.
Socket intercompatable, soon just xeon and knights corner add in for massive parallel calculations.


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because it is so unpopular it's harder to hack

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Oct 13, 2008
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System Name BY-2015
Processor Intel Core i7-6700K (4 x 4.00 GHz) w/ HT and Turbo on
Motherboard MSI Z170A GAMING M7
Cooling Scythe Kotetsu
Memory 2 x Kingston HyperX DDR4-2133 8 GiB
Video Card(s) PowerColor PCS+ 390 8 GiB DVI + HDMI
Storage Crucial MX300 275 GB, Seagate 6 TB 7200 RPM
Display(s) Samsung SyncMaster T240 24" LCD (1920x1200 HDMI) + Samsung SyncMaster 906BW 19" LCD (1440x900 DVI)
Case Coolermaster HAF 932 w/ USB 3.0 5.25" bay
Audio Device(s) Realtek Onboard, Micca OriGen+
Power Supply Enermax Platimax 850w
Mouse SteelSeries Sensei RAW
Keyboard Tesoro Excalibur
Software Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Benchmark Scores Faster than the tortoise; slower than the hare.
130-170 watts? That's insane! I wonder how it's LinPack scores compare to Core i7 3### processors.