i7-970 Gulftown anyone? ;)

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SHAQ

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Overpriced and underutilized by programs. Not a good combination. They need a 960X so people will actually buy the hex core chips.
 

khon

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There's supposed to be an i7-990X out later this year, maybe that will drive the price of this i7-970 down to a point where people might actually buy it.
 

aigomorla

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Meh...

Being a multi gulftown user i can say i do use each and everyone of my gulftowns to its full extent.

I have 1 gulfy.. and 2 westmeres total.
They arent for everyone, but they will most definitely kill any AMD @ the work they do, and also draw as little as 250W on full load.

Gotta Love Low Voltage Westmeres.
 
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Makaveli

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Like the chip not the price...

You would be a fool to not pay the price difference for the EE chip, also I agree with most that $700 would be a more attractive price on this chip. Without anything coming from AMD's side that can compete the price will stay on the north side for some time.
 
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Home users with any reading ability can spend 2 minutes in BIOS, and 6 hours stability testing, and get the speeds of that chip for much less. ;)
 

RaistlinZ

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I'd like to see a 2.8Ghz Hex-core at the $400.00 price point.
 

aigomorla

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I'd like to see a 2.8Ghz Hex-core at the $400.00 price point.
U mean AMD?

Intel hexcores will never hit 400 dollars.

Im sorry, unless microcenter decides to go insane again.
 

lsv

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For my uses 2 extra cores and a total of 4 extra threads would be a-mazing :D But at $900+ I can't justify an upgrade.
 
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Im sorry, unless microcenter decides to go insane again.
I don't think MC can afford much more insanity, unless people are buying $300+ motherboards in combos with those $400 i7-970s. And maybe not even then.
 

Gikaseixas

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for $600 i would seriously consider one
 

aigomorla

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for $600 i would seriously consider one
that would be a microcenter possibility.

Guys i seriously remember seeing the 1k / lot sheet @ 700.

Im fairly sure the vendors are milking you right now, because its the only intel hexcore minus the 980X which is RARE btw, you can get now.
 

SHAQ

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I'd like to see a 2.8Ghz Hex-core at the $400.00 price point.
+1. I might get one on Ebay after the early adopters move to SB next year. At this point I don't see SB as a compelling upgrade over the i7.
 

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