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Any more 6 Core i7's coming out soon?

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August 26, 2010 4:07:03 AM

When are we going to see a cheaper 6 core i7? Will this only come out when the x68 comes out next year or will we see a sub $300 6 core i7 chip out soon!?

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August 26, 2010 4:44:14 AM

It's Intel you're talking about. Don't get your hopes up, not soon anyways. I doubt they'll release $300 hex cores by the end of this year, the Core i7 930 is priced at $294 and is still going strong.
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August 26, 2010 5:12:34 AM

No cheap 6 core i7's from Intel .However a 6 core i7-990X CPU is coming out next year to replace the i7 980X as the top dog.
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August 26, 2010 5:49:43 AM

Might be but it won't be affordable!

Why? There is just no reason for Intel to make Gulftown affordable while hex CPU from AMD can't even keep up with quad core i5 at the same frequency.

There is definitely an upgrade path for X58 as many LGA1366 owners bragged out. It is just not affordable. :lol: 

p.s. Don't expect to see affordable hex CPU from Intel until AMD has some "top-end" product that can at least beat quad core i7 at same frequency.
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August 26, 2010 5:58:24 AM

If you want a cheap hex go AMD. Intel will caTCH ON WHEN THEY SEE EVERYONE JUMPING ON BOARD amdS SHIP.
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August 26, 2010 2:50:50 PM

IIRC there's already a "cheap" 6-core from Intel - the i7-970, which goes for a whopping $150 off from the 980X. Yessir, you only pay $850 for a locked multi version of the 980X. Everybody should get two at that price! :D 

Techpowerup had an article on Bulldozer at http://www.techpowerup.com/129392/AMD_Details_Bulldozer..., and it looks like BD will be pretty impressive. But the article also says it'll definitely be on a new socket too, so present AM3 board owners will have to shell out for a new board, just like those Intel Sandy Bridge upgraders will :p .
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August 26, 2010 3:18:48 PM

fazers_on_stun said:
IIRC there's already a "cheap" 6-core from Intel - the i7-970, which goes for a whopping $150 off from the 980X. Yessir, you only pay $850 for a locked multi version of the 980X. Everybody should get two at that price! :D 

Techpowerup had an article on Bulldozer at http://www.techpowerup.com/129392/AMD_Details_Bulldozer..., and it looks like BD will be pretty impressive. But the article also says it'll definitely be on a new socket too, so present AM3 board owners will have to shell out for a new board, just like those Intel Sandy Bridge upgraders will :p .



I just read that also. :lol:  :lol:  :lol: 
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August 26, 2010 5:48:48 PM

Well at least Bulldozer buyers won't be spending money on intel graphics they don't want. :lol: 
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August 26, 2010 6:09:25 PM

bobdozer said:
Well at least Bulldozer buyers won't be spending money on intel graphics they don't want. :lol: 


Yeah you got that one right!:D :D ..... :lol: 

Anyway, back on-topic:

There are no cheaper hexas coming from Intel in the near future. i7 & i5 quads are still strong and are holding their ground against cheap priced AMD hexa & quad cores, that's why Intel doesn't release new hexas.
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August 26, 2010 6:17:00 PM

liquidsnake718 said:
When are we going to see a cheaper 6 core i7? Will this only come out when the x68 comes out next year or will we see a sub $300 6 core i7 chip out soon!?


I'd say maybe a 1-3 years. It takes a long time. Intel keeps them at that price range because Intel's Hex's beat out AMD's which are cheaper. Hell, even Intel's Quads beat AMD's Hex's. Seeing how people who need six cores are usually professionals or extreme gamers, they will buy the Hex cpu at whichever price so Intel takes advantage of that.
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August 27, 2010 2:21:28 AM

blackhawk1928 said:
Seeing how people who need six cores are usually professionals or extreme gamers, they will buy the Hex cpu at whichever price so Intel takes advantage of that.

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September 7, 2010 1:41:05 AM

Yeah, after reading the latest System builder Marathon, it just shows that unless you are going to utilize MAX resolution on a HD LCD/LED screen, then its useless to have a 6 core chip AND an SLI/Crossfire setup as the Thuban isnt cut out to be as effective even when reaching 4.0ghz. Its sad but those two cores arent really being used at all anyway at this point for casual and even hardcore gamers, workstation users.

I wonder if studios have jumped on the cheap AMD 6 core processors for their new Firepro setups?
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