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Intel Core i7-975 Extreme Edition Processor Review

Postby Apoptosis » Tue Jun 09, 2009 9:46 am

Intel Core i7-975 Extreme Edition Processor Review

Last week, Intel released a pair of new additions to the Core i7 line of processors that will eventually replace two of the three current Core i7 series processors as the months roll by. Read on to see how the Intel Core i7-975 Extreme Edition processor does against 30 other desktop processors.

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Title: Intel Core i7-975 Extreme Edition Processor Review
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Re: Intel Core i7-975 Extreme Edition Processor Review

Postby GI-JOE » Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:35 am

For the price of that, I could get a decent dirtbike! :shock:

As always, great review Nate! :mrgreen:
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Re: Intel Core i7-975 Extreme Edition Processor Review

Postby KnightRid » Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:49 am

A 1GHZ overclock on air cooling - WOW!!! You could accidently ship that cpu to me rather than sending it back, you know :)

My lord - it beat the skulltrail!

If it werent for the $1000 price tag, I would have to look into one of these puppies!

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Could these be run in dual config on the skulltrail? I dont think the skulltrail is i7 compatible, but i figured I would ask.

I think you should set that up for a folding machine :supz:
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Re: Intel Core i7-975 Extreme Edition Processor Review

Postby Apoptosis » Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:09 pm

KnightRid wrote:Could these be run in dual config on the skulltrail? I dont think the skulltrail is i7 compatible, but i figured I would ask.

I think you should set that up for a folding machine :supz:


Nope they are different sockets... I am thinking about moving over to an LGA1366 system for one of my main PC's, but can't figure out what SSD to use and if I want to install Windows 7 RC or not...
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Re: Intel Core i7-975 Extreme Edition Processor Review

Postby FeRaL » Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:36 pm

GI-JOE wrote:For the price of that, I could get a decent dirtbike! :shock:

As always, great review Nate! :mrgreen:


Word, I could get one hell of a tricked out handgun for that price, or almost a full blown Phenom II system.
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Re: Intel Core i7-975 Extreme Edition Processor Review

Postby gwolfman » Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:58 pm

Thanks Nate for the review
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Re: Intel Core i7-975 Extreme Edition Processor Review

Postby Major_A » Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:59 pm

This is very significant and it's no wonder Intel recently announced that the QX9775 was being discontinued.

What do they do with these processors that are astronomically priced and do not sell? It seems like if they lowered the price to a more affordable range then they could still sell them and make back some of their money.
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Re: Intel Core i7-975 Extreme Edition Processor Review

Postby Apoptosis » Tue Jun 09, 2009 1:03 pm

Had a few people ask about Core i7-950 performance results via e-mail and while I don't have one I configured my Core i7-975 to run with identical settings and got this in Sony Vegas

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Looks about where I expected it to be.
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Re: Intel Core i7-975 Extreme Edition Processor Review

Postby Apoptosis » Tue Jun 09, 2009 1:06 pm

Major_A wrote:
This is very significant and it's no wonder Intel recently announced that the QX9775 was being discontinued.

What do they do with these processors that are astronomically priced and do not sell? It seems like if they lowered the price to a more affordable range then they could still sell them and make back some of their money.


Let's just say they didn't make that many. There might be a couple dozen on store shelves if I had to take a guess.
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GI-JOE wrote:For the price of that, I could get a decent dirtbike! :shock:

As always, great review Nate! :mrgreen:


Word, I could get one hell of a tricked out handgun for that price, or almost a full blown Phenom II system.


You should be able to build a full blown Phenom II X4 955 for less than the price of this processor - True

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No problem! It was a blast to do this one.
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Re: Intel Core i7-975 Extreme Edition Processor Review

Postby DMB2000uk » Tue Jun 09, 2009 1:08 pm

I don't see where the fake 950 is in that graph Nate.

Pretty impressive chip that there 975!

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Re: Intel Core i7-975 Extreme Edition Processor Review

Postby Apoptosis » Tue Jun 09, 2009 1:08 pm

DMB2000uk wrote:I don't see where the fake 950 is in that graph Nate.

Pretty impressive chip that there 975!

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hit refresh... prolly in your cache from when you read the full article.

and fake.... pfft... they are all the same core
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Re: Intel Core i7-975 Extreme Edition Processor Review

Postby DMB2000uk » Tue Jun 09, 2009 1:12 pm

Ah, that did the trick.

Playing with this bad boy must have been fun to do :)

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Re: Intel Core i7-975 Extreme Edition Processor Review

Postby Gomeler » Tue Jun 09, 2009 1:14 pm

A very nice piece of silicon. Running 3D06 at 4400MHz on air is impressive, most people need high-end watercooling to accomplish that :supz:
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Re: Intel Core i7-975 Extreme Edition Processor Review

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