Intel Core i7 980X Pro Reviews
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"Gaming performance is solely dependant on the GPU when it comes to enthusiast hardware, and no amount of processor cores will improve what ATI or NVIDIA have already created in their products. Overclockers may be sorely disappointed if they expect the 980X to beat the i7-975 to 5GHz, because the extra cores make this chip a little less nimble when it comes to dancing around boundaries. Ultimately the Intel Core i7-980X is not meant to be a value-driving SKU, and the PC-hardware elite have always understood this. Much like the Lexus that is little more than a decorated Toyota, Intel saves the bells and whistles for their exclusive Extreme Edition product line."
"The Intel Core i7 980x really satisfies the hard core enthusiast in us with it's Hexacore hyperthreaded design. To boat enthusiasts it's the bullet boat, car enthusiasts it's massive horsepower, computer enthusiasts it's the i7 980x. Like we mentioned earlier it's hard to have this much fun with your clothes on and at the end of the night the i7 980x can be put to sleep with a mouse click. You don't need to take it to dinner and a movie and have meaningful conversations with it. Just fire it up and enjoy the Hex core rush as it flows over you."
"The Core i7 980X is obviously intended for the professional user, the guy that needs his videos transcoded faster or even some of you guys, our audience, the mainstream to extreme hardware aficionados. Normally I could never justify a processor in this price range, neither could I justify a processor with six physical cores, but the Core i7 980X makes sense somehow and we all know and understand that multi-core processors are the future. Expensive, heck yeah... but that's the high-end game. Luckily you do not have to purchase a new motherboard, you only have to upgrade your X58 motherboard firmware, pop in this processor and you are good to go. So if you can, and are willing to afford it... you won't regret this purchase for even a single second. It's an utter gem of a processor."
"Make no mistake, a 12 threaded CPU is a glimpse into the future. If you want a piece of that, then drop the $1000 on a Core i7 980X. If not, there are plenty of perfectly capable CPUs in literally all price ranges."
"From our tests we could clearly see that the user that will benefit the most from this new monster will be the professional running applications that can recognize the extra cores provided by it, namely video editing, image rendering and similar applications. For this kind of user, the price won’t probably be an issue: since the professional will be able to finish jobs faster, more money can potentially be made. In other words, it is an investment that pays itself. The regular user, however, will be better off with a more affordable CPU. We ran four different games and we didn’t see any significant performance increase, meaning that for high-end gaming you are better off spending on an expensive video card than on an expensive CPU. Translation: buy a cheaper CPU and the most expensive video card you can afford."