Intel Core i7 970 Hex-core available!

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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
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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

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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.
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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
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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:
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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 $?
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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
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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?
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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.
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