Intel I7 975
Hey check out what Fugger is up to. Amazing results.
FutureMark's 3DMark05 Users Top 20:Quote:1. 47026 FUGGER/Mikeguava ** XtremeSystems **
2. 45474 AMD Phenom II X4 (CES XS OC event) Team Finland -SF3D||Sampsa
3. 45120 hipro5 #HOT# (HELLAS Overclocking Team) - ASUS Rampage - GIGABYTE VGAs
4. 45057 Andre Yang@ASUS Rampage Extreme+4870X2 CFX Taiwan
5. 44614 DeDaL
6. 44492 ASUS RAMPAGE | 4870- Xfire
7. 44411 Asus Rampage Extreme @ leghorn & giorgioprimo [MemoryExtreme Team Italy]
8. 44407 Gautam - ASUS Rampage Extreme / 4870X2 CF
9. 44346 maxi -OCF-
10. 44043 EAH4870X2 TOP CFX Test by NewBeetle
11. 43770 Untitled
12. 43762 zbogi.... www.oc-lab2.com
13. 43726 pofigist || TopMods.NET
14. 43724 *mICKEYmOUSE* 'Rampage Extreme + Asus Top 4870x2 cfx test'
15. 43635 Kinc & elmor EAH4870X2 TOP Rampage Extreme
16. 43505 2*4870x2
17. 43499 sacha35 www.benchtec.co.uk
18. 43458 Asus Rampage Extreme + Asus 4870X2 TOP @MemoryExtreme Team Italy
19. 43453 CBGPCS / 4870X2'S
20. 43391 Pedro Rocha - i7 - Asus4870x2Top
And at only 5.26GHz at -50C, compared to the AMD at 6.4GHz on LH2 (-270C??)..
spathotan said:Because you know, the i7 965 just isnt good enough for anybody.
I guess if you could afford a 965, a step-up to 975 wouldn't put that much of a dent in your wallet .
Anyway, looks like Intel already has an answer to the DDR3 versions of the P2, whether they get 1% or 5% better performance. Not that they really needed one...
pr2thej said:ooooooo very nice.
Any word on pricing?
I think somebody in the Xtremesystems thread mentioned $999 for the 975. My feeling is that Intel will push all the non-EE parts down a bit in price, in June when the D0 steppings are on the market.
I'm hoping for a D0 920 a bit above $200 myself . If so, I plan to see if I can get 4GHz stable 24/7 at decent core voltages, on air.
jimmysmitty said:Yep. Fugger didn't want to just beat the high score. He wanted to jump over it.
Now imagine if he actually worked on it with -100c+ temps and got it to OC much like the C2Qs can do. Hell I would pay to see that so we can compare it on a clock per clock basis.
I haven't been over to Xtremesystems today yet, but Fugger indicated he was holding back, and also there's a team in Finland with an even better ES chip (i.e., higher clocks).
What's funny to me is how some AMD fans talk about AMD's "continuous process improvement" as if AMD is the only company that knows how to do it. Well if you're a tiny company with only one fab, or soon-to-be no fabs, then you don't need to worry about "copy exact". But the net result - improved steppings - is about the same. I just wonder how well CPI will work once the UAE is running the fabs - there's pretty tight communications needed between the design and process engineers in such a complex industry. I predict AMD is going to more design and process engineers and hence have higher overhead with such a setup, and thus lower profits for a given ASP.