Intel Launches Core i7 975 Extreme Edition

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lpcap

Who else is going to get a Core i7 975 Extreme Edition in a laptop?  Imagine it!!

 http://www.lpc-digital.com/store/3302695/product/cl-221-3

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MenoRikey

Anyone have a thought on the i5's coming out in the fall?  Apparently they are very close to the i7's power, but cheaper (and cheaper mobo's).  I am reading that the i7's are geared towards the enthusiasts and the i5's are geared towards desktop/workstations (ie, mass market).  Not sure if this is 100% correct, or not.

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mesiah

My understanding is that the I5 will be a better choice for the average performance minded person. The I7 is geared towards heavy multitasking loads and things that are extremely memory intensive. Test I have seen from engineering samples indicate that the I5 will most likely best a similarly priced I7 in some applications such as gamming. Although you lose your triple channel memory, its been proven that outside of a few applications, triple channel really has no percieveable bearing on performance right now. Other than that the major difference between the current I7 and the new lynfield is the lynfields aggressive turbo modes. Do not be fooled by alot of the tests you see right now with engineering samples. Engineering samples are almost always crippled versions of the retail package. In this case the clock speed of the samples has been scaled back and they are limited to only a single step in turbo mode.

 

When you concider that lynfield mobos are supposed to be $50-$100 cheaper than the x58 for those who are on the fence, you might just want to wait till we see tests on actual retail lynfield units.

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digital demon

Keep pushing those 920 prices down!

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ghot

......don't cost $1000++ dollars....aka   whats  missing, when compared to the 965?   I find it very hard to believe that Intel has decided to "all of a sudden".....be nice !

 

 

Take an OS, and edit out all the efficiency, and what you have left is a post-XP Microsoft operating system :)

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mclovin

Will I be able to swap out my 920 for one of these eventually? They are all on the LGA 1366, right?

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mesiah

Yes, these are fully compatible with the current socket. From what I have seen so far they are really just slight revisions based on the new D0 stepping. I think they just slightly bumped the stock clock speeds since D0 consumes a little less power, therefore putting them more inline with the lynnfield chips clock speeds when they are released later this year.

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Defiant

Pricing is insane, there is no reason for the extreme editions to be over $1000.  Cut the prices in half for the i7s and they would probably sell more then twice as many..

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mesiah

This is just the name of the game when it comes to enthusiast parts. Alot of people are flaming intel for their pricing structure, but AMD would do the same thing if it had a product that noone else could touch. Just look back at the Athlon 64-fx parts. They were selling at well over $800. When you are selling conventional every day parts, be it processors, video cards, whatever, its all about cost vs. profit and suply vs. demand and perceived value. But when you get into the realm of ultra high performance, that logic goes out the window. Its then all about deciding how much someone will pay to be on the cutting edge.

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Vano

That's where you are wrong. Unless they sell it four times more by cutting price in half, it's not forth for them. Why bother create more if for the same profit we can create less by selling for a higher price.

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mesiah

I don't think you understand simple marketing. When you are selling a product to the average consumer when there is other competition, its not just about maximum profit. Its about market share. Noone is going to buy your product if the value isn't there. You can better your own situation by making sure people are buying your product and not your customers. Sometimes big companies like intel even take a loss just to beat competition. If you want to just maximize profit and not pay attention to your competitors, you're going to price yourself right out of the competition.

 

But, as I said before. When you are leaps and bounds ahead of the competition, such as the I7 line, then your rules apply. You set your own prices and maximize profit. You can charge as much as people are willing to pay. And apparently that amount is $1000 :P

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Baer

I have been pushing my i920 (C O stepping) and have gotten it to 3.8 stable on air. I wonder how high I could get this beast. Somehow overvolting a $1K chip to make it stable makes me just a little more nervous than doing it on a $25 chip. Anyway, I am off to read all the reviews

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van_helblaze

Still hate how Intel designed a new bracket for the i7, I realy don't want to essential rebuild my computer.

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