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    Default Core i7 970 is COMING!

    Hexacore for mainstream are coming from Intel, still expensive though.

    The 1000-dollar Core i7-980X Extreme may not be Intel's only six-core processor for the foreseeable future. Fudzilla reports that a more affordable derivative, dubbed the Core i7-970, "could ship within the next couple of weeks." The site talks of early listings for the chip, and sure enough, European price search engineGeizhals lists one Core i7-970listed at Dutch e-tailer Cool-Prices.nl.
    The e-tailer quotes a 3.2GHz clock speed and 12MB of cache, suggesting the processor has the same Gulftown silicon as the Core i7-980X. (Bloomfield-based Core i7-900 chips with four cores only have 8MB of L3 cache.) 3.2GHz doesn't seem like much of a step down from the i7-980X's 3.33GHz base clock speed, which is probably good news for bargain hunters.

    Those folks might have to wait for prices to drop before placing their orders, though. Cool-prices.nl pegs the chip at 840, and Fudzilla quotes a potential suggested retail price of 799. Considering the same e-tailer lists the i7-980X for 936,30, and Newegg carries that CPU for $1,089.99, it seems like the i7-970 might cost at least $800 stateside.
    Charging that much for a lower-priced derivative of a new Extreme Edition processor wouldn't be a first for Intel. When it launched in January 2007, the quad-core Core 2 Quad Q6600 carried an $851 price tagfor bulk orders, yet it was still the cheapest quad-core processor on the market.

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    Those are not mainstream prices.

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    no they are not but it looks like it's heading there soon. I'm sure Intel will do something soon because of AMD X6.

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    Intel is, they are releasing the successor to the i5 750 on the cheap. But a cheap hex? Not anytime soon.

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    I was hoping the epic pricing from Intel would slow down with the release of the 6 core AMD's.

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    the only thing they're doing for the 750 is what they did for the 920 - up the multiplier by 1x and (possibly) discontinue the 750.

    not very exciting. nothing really noteworthy.

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    ok so in your guy's opinion, aside from the drastic price difference, which cpu would you rather have and why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaggymunky View Post
    ok so in your guy's opinion, aside from the drastic price difference, which cpu would you rather have and why?

    Everyones opinion is different do hear is my take. Price per performance is very drastic with the 960,970,980. You pay top $ for best performance. There is no doubt the 980 is a rocking chip but $1000?????

    I got my i7 930 @ Microcenter for $200. I think that will answer your question. You are looking $600-$800 dollars more for either a 970 or 980 respectably. I just tinker, do mild gaming and although I wish I could afford the 980X, it really is worthless to me(no need). I would lean more to gettting a second 5870 than dishin out $1000 for the 980x or even $800 for the 970...

    Like mentioned earlier in this thread, the x6's from AMD hopefully will make a dent in the market and the next releases from Intel in 2011 will be in the $200-$300 price range.

    I was also going to upgrade to a Rampage III. I have a Gigabyte X58-UD3R I bought for $200. My CPU is overclocked stable @ 4.5Ghz. I run it at 4.4ghz due to a little less voltage. I feel the Rampage III will not get me any higher with the same performance. I will say for $400 between my CPU and Motherboard is a great price to pay for the performance I get.

    Now that all said, If I had some more money......... I would definitely be a slut and get the 980X and the Rampage III......... Funny....
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    Of course we all want a 980x but the 930 would be the best solution concerning its value.You can overclock it and get great results while with the price difference you can invest on gpu or ssd that will boost your performance.About 6-core i will wait on a mainstream edition of around 500 euro till then i will keep my 950.
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