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i7 920 or wait for the i7 980x

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January 26, 2010 4:22:13 PM

Should I do my new build with the i7 920 or wait for the i7 980x. I have already ordered an ASUS motherboard the is 980x-ready?
My apps are all high end digital audio workstation apps and are written to take full advantage of multi-core processors.

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a c 83 à CPUs
January 26, 2010 6:13:54 PM

I7 980x is gulftown right? You can wait if you want to spend around $1000 for a processor.
a b à CPUs
January 26, 2010 7:50:39 PM

If you have the money and you can make use of the cores then go 980x
a c 380 à CPUs
January 26, 2010 8:11:01 PM

We don't know when the 6 core gulftown will arrive, or the price.

I suggest you build with the 920 now and see how it goes. Most likely, you will be happy, particularly if you can give it a safe overclock to 3.2 or so.

If you think you need more cores then, replace it with the new cpu. You will not take much of a loss on the 920 reselling it at that time.