Intel Core i7 970 Hex-core available!

Discussion about Intel CPUs and overclocking. Need help with that new Intel processor? Not sure which one is right for you? Like to void your warranty? This is the place for you! Please keep the topic on Intel Processors!
Post Reply
User avatar
skier
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 4450
Joined: Mon Mar 26, 2007 3:29 pm
Location: Maine
Contact:

Intel Core i7 970 Hex-core available!

Post by skier » Mon Jul 19, 2010 8:06 am

it seems Intel made a pretty silent launch of their latest Hex Core Gulftown CPU, the Core i7 970 currently available at Newegg for the Low price of $899.99 a couple hundred dollars off their flagship Core i7 980X's initial launch price, but only $100 cheaper than its current price of $999.99
gulftown.jpg

Core i7 980X:
$999.99
3.33GHz base
12MB L3 Cache
130W

Core i7 970:
$899.99
3.2GHz base
12MB L3 Cache
130W

Newegg is still missing some info like L2 Cache and VCore range but the two CPUs seem very similar with the exception of a locked max multiplier (i assume as it's not an extreme Edition) and being at a 1x multi lower than the 980X at stock

available here for $899.99 shipped
-Austin
Image
Screamin' BCLK: Image
775 System (Overclocking Platform): Q8400/Q8300/E8400/E7400/E7500 - GA-EP45-UD3R v1.1 - 4GB (2x2) OCZ Reaper HPC DDR2 1066 CL5 2.1v Corsair TX-750w
Gamer: Asrock Z77 Extreme4, i7 3770K @4.6GHz, ThermalTake Armor A90 modded, 2x4GB GSKILL RipjawsX DDR3 2133 CL9, Corsair HX-750w, MSI GTX660 Twin Frozr
Server2012: Q9300 - 8GB DDR2 - Asus P5QL Pro - Corsair CX430 - Mirrored 2TB Seagate's with 2TB WD cav for fileshare backups, 1TB WD for OS backups

Sttm
Legit Extremist
Legit Extremist
Posts: 383
Joined: Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:31 pm
Location: San Jose CA

Re: Intel Core i7 970 Hex-core available!

Post by Sttm » Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:35 am

I dont know anyone who can spend $900 on a cpu but not $1000. Though I guess you really dont get much for the extra $100 if you dont overclock.

I thought they were going to drop the price on the 950 to $300 when this was introduced but its still above $500 on NewEgg.
Core i7 2600k/ ASUS P8Z68-V Z68/ 8gb Corsair Vengeance 1600 Blue/ EVGA Geforce GTX 560ti Maximum Graphics Edition/Windows 7/Antec 300/Antec 650w/LG Blu Combo/Hp 27inch 2710M/Samsung P2770HD

"I think sharing is overrated...and helping others. And what's all this crap I've been hearing about tolerance?"

User avatar
InspectahACE
Legit Extremist
Legit Extremist
Posts: 1765
Joined: Tue Sep 06, 2005 8:25 pm
Location: Las Vegas

Re: Intel Core i7 970 Hex-core available!

Post by InspectahACE » Mon Jul 19, 2010 2:06 pm

Sttm wrote: I thought they were going to drop the price on the 950 to $300 when this was introduced but its still above $500 on NewEgg.
When I read about that it said Intel would do that around August
i7 3930K @ 3.8 Ghz | Asus Rampage IV Extreme | Asus GTX TITAN SLI | 16GB G.Skill Ripjaws Z DDR3-1866 | Corsair H100i | Corsair Force GT 90 GB SSD | 2x Corsair Force GT 240 GB SSD | 450GB VelociRaptor | Sound Blaster Z | Corsair AX1200i PSU | Logitech G502 | Logitech G810| CM HAF-932 Black Edition | BenQ Zowie XL2730 27" monitor | Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

User avatar
DJ Tucker
Legit Extremist
Legit Extremist
Posts: 1189
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 11:52 am
Location: Hardbase Headquaters
Contact:

Re: Intel Core i7 970 Hex-core available!

Post by DJ Tucker » Thu Jul 22, 2010 1:50 pm

InspectahACE wrote:
Sttm wrote: I thought they were going to drop the price on the 950 to $300 when this was introduced but its still above $500 on NewEgg.
When I read about that it said Intel would do that around August
think about it, thats more money on a single CPU than most people would spend on a new system :shock:
Armageddon V1.0
Processor: Core i7 9700k 4.9Ghz (AVX 4.9Ghz) @ 1.264v Barrow 240mm+360mm
Memory: 16Gb Corsair Vengeance LED 2700Mhz 16-16-16-32-1T
Hard Drive: Silicon Power P32A80 128Gb & Intel 660p 2Tb
Video Card: RTX 2070 Heatkiller IV 2010Mhz @ 0.975v
Power Supply: Corsair HX1000i
Monitor: Lenovo L24Q-10 1440P
OS: Windows 10 64 bit Pro
Mobo: ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming 6
Case: Vector VDM01
Peripherals: K70 Lux, M65 Pro, and Void Pro Wireless

User avatar
highaltitude
Legit Enthusiast
Legit Enthusiast
Posts: 27
Joined: Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:20 pm

Re: Intel Core i7 970 Hex-core available!

Post by highaltitude » Tue Sep 07, 2010 6:59 pm

sweet processor, but is it worth the $?
Cooler Master HAF 932 full tower, ASUS P6X58D Premium Mobo, Intel i7 930 2.8Ghz CPU OC'd to 3.75Ghz, Cooler Master V8 heatsink, EVGA GTX260 SC SLI video card, Corsair TX750 watt power supply, 128Gb Crucial SSD C300,2x 1TB 6Gb/s Sata3 hard drives in RAID0, LG Blueray Burner, 6GB Crucial Ballistix DDR3 memory & 500GB external drive, running Windows 7 Ultimate x64.

User avatar
InspectahACE
Legit Extremist
Legit Extremist
Posts: 1765
Joined: Tue Sep 06, 2005 8:25 pm
Location: Las Vegas

Re: Intel Core i7 970 Hex-core available!

Post by InspectahACE » Tue Sep 07, 2010 7:18 pm

highaltitude wrote:sweet processor, but is it worth the $?
Not when the Extreme Edition is not much more....in my opinion anyway
i7 3930K @ 3.8 Ghz | Asus Rampage IV Extreme | Asus GTX TITAN SLI | 16GB G.Skill Ripjaws Z DDR3-1866 | Corsair H100i | Corsair Force GT 90 GB SSD | 2x Corsair Force GT 240 GB SSD | 450GB VelociRaptor | Sound Blaster Z | Corsair AX1200i PSU | Logitech G502 | Logitech G810| CM HAF-932 Black Edition | BenQ Zowie XL2730 27" monitor | Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

User avatar
highaltitude
Legit Enthusiast
Legit Enthusiast
Posts: 27
Joined: Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:20 pm

Re: Intel Core i7 970 Hex-core available!

Post by highaltitude » Sat Sep 11, 2010 10:19 pm

anyone know why the i7 975 extreme edition quadcore is so much still? Vs. these 6 cores?
Cooler Master HAF 932 full tower, ASUS P6X58D Premium Mobo, Intel i7 930 2.8Ghz CPU OC'd to 3.75Ghz, Cooler Master V8 heatsink, EVGA GTX260 SC SLI video card, Corsair TX750 watt power supply, 128Gb Crucial SSD C300,2x 1TB 6Gb/s Sata3 hard drives in RAID0, LG Blueray Burner, 6GB Crucial Ballistix DDR3 memory & 500GB external drive, running Windows 7 Ultimate x64.

User avatar
InspectahACE
Legit Extremist
Legit Extremist
Posts: 1765
Joined: Tue Sep 06, 2005 8:25 pm
Location: Las Vegas

Re: Intel Core i7 970 Hex-core available!

Post by InspectahACE » Sun Sep 12, 2010 12:16 am

highaltitude wrote:anyone know why the i7 975 extreme edition quadcore is so much still? Vs. these 6 cores?
Other than it still being in their "Extreme" line and being handpicked I'm not sure why.
i7 3930K @ 3.8 Ghz | Asus Rampage IV Extreme | Asus GTX TITAN SLI | 16GB G.Skill Ripjaws Z DDR3-1866 | Corsair H100i | Corsair Force GT 90 GB SSD | 2x Corsair Force GT 240 GB SSD | 450GB VelociRaptor | Sound Blaster Z | Corsair AX1200i PSU | Logitech G502 | Logitech G810| CM HAF-932 Black Edition | BenQ Zowie XL2730 27" monitor | Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

Post Reply