The Intel® Core™ i7 980-X Extreme Edition launched today and the tech sites were loaded with reviews this morning. I have to admit I rushed my usual cup of coffee to get to the computer. I have always enjoyed seeing the different approaches that each site takes and the myriad of benchmarks. It’s when my inner geek shines.
Today there were some really great articles:
Anandtech talked about the sexy new cpu cooler:
TechReport had some truly awe inspiring benchmarks comparing the Core i7 980X to a Pentium 4 670. The Core i7 was up to 15 times faster in some of the video encoding benchmarks! Granted, it’s not really a fair comparison but it is pretty amazing how far we have come in such a short time.
The venerable Tom’s Hardware found that the new Extreme edition processor actually uses less power than the Intel Core i7 975 . Thank you 32nm magic!
And PC Magazine reviewed some premium gaming systems that included everything from blazing fast SSD drives to Windows Ultimate:
If you have any comments or questions let me know! I hang out at @intelinside on Twitter and I’m here to help answer any questions on buying your next Intel PC whether it’s a netbook, an ultra thin laptop or even an Extreme Edition Deskop.