Clayton Gewin

Intel Core i7 980x Extreme Edition: The Reviews Are In!

 

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:

 

http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=3763&p=4

 

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.    

 

http://www.techreport.com/articles.x/18581/12

 

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!

 

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/core-i7-980x-gulftown,2573-12.html

 

And PC Magazine reviewed some premium gaming systems that included everything from blazing fast SSD drives to Windows Ultimate:

 

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2361138,00.asp

 

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2361141,00.asp

 

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.   

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