Intel Slips Out New 3.2GHz Core i7-970 Gulftown

We can't really imagine the type of PC computing enthusiast who could set aside $900 for a six-core Intel Core i7 Gulftown CPU and not be up to spending $100 more the Extreme Edition. But that's the sort of people who would opt for the Core i7-970, the hexacore 3.2GHz chip now on sale for $899.

The chip appeared on Newegg's listings and is available to ship immediately. Paying the extra $100 gets you only an extra 133MHz, but you also get the game Shattered Horizons for free (until the end of the month).

Then again, you could put that $100 towards a faster GPU, and you'd probably be better off.

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  • Lmeow
    Ugh... Damn Intel pricing. Seriously, I wonder how the sales will be. You could probably buy two Core i7 930 systems with the cost of one i7 970 system and the only people willing to pay that much for a processor are mostly enthusiasts, who would go for an i7 980X anyway.

    Way to go.

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  • halls
    Come on Intel, AMD is sitting right in front of you with a $200 six-core processor =(
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  • welshmousepk
    a free game? what sort of gamer would buy this CPU?

    oh thats right, a stupid one...
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  • joytech22
    I wish AMD didn't keep their supporters 1-3 years behind their freaking server line!!!... it's like they develop a new architecture, use it for servers.. then bin the rest to us to get rid of stock..
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  • welshmousepk
    a free game? what sort of gamer would buy this CPU?

    oh thats right, a stupid one...
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  • salimbest83
    there will be buyer for these even if they sell it for more.
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