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January 11, 2011 1:18:28 AM

how much the cpu

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January 11, 2011 1:25:27 AM

i7-975 Extreme is pretty pricey at about 1k

Then there is the server offerings from Intel like the Xeon X7560 which is over $3,000
You could always buy a Cray?
a c 640 à CPUs
January 11, 2011 1:53:16 AM

Either the i7-975 Extreme or i7-980 Extreme. Depending on where you shop. Both seem to be fluctuating between $999 to $1,075.
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a c 640 à CPUs
January 11, 2011 2:34:52 AM

Ahh... I forgot the server CPUs...

a b à CPUs
January 11, 2011 6:51:49 AM

I believe that the IBM Power7 gets even higher than that, though I'm not sure what it's actual price is.
a c 83 à CPUs
January 11, 2011 7:11:17 AM

The most expensive processors for desktop computers using X86 would be Intel's Extreme Edition processors, the I7 980X I believe is their most powerful, but even older outdated Extreme Edition chips will sell new for close to $1,000 like the new ones.
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January 11, 2011 7:45:15 PM

isnt there a cpu from ibm that runs > 5ghz stock?
that would be hellishly expensive and more importantly, expensive to run and cool.

I think that was the Power6 series. I believe the Power7 went torwards more cores at the expense of clockspeed, though the fastest are still 4+ GHz.
a b à CPUs
April 8, 2012 8:21:24 AM

The 3 best processor are the:
AMD Opteron 6174
Intel Core i7 990x
and the Intel Xeon X7560
I don't know what is the best:D  (The best is when you have all that three) :bounce: 
April 8, 2012 11:52:52 PM

Why do you want the most expensive when that one maybe is´nt the best and fastest for your purpose? What are you gonna do with it? If you really want the most expensive you may should consulting US Army NORAD center...
a c 186 à CPUs
April 8, 2012 11:58:44 PM

Quantum computing processors?
a b à CPUs
April 9, 2012 3:52:25 AM

Better question is why was this thread revived after one year and 4 months?

Patrik's statement is awfully dated, considering he just posted info. New server chips, new extreme edition processors, and maybe new opteron's (?).
a b à CPUs
April 9, 2012 4:26:30 AM

do server cpus make great gaming cpus?
a c 186 à CPUs
April 9, 2012 4:39:30 AM

No, because games can't take advantage of the extra 4-6 cores. Also they are clocked very low which also makes them WORSE for gaming!