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Old 25-09-17, 01:23 PM
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Intel Core i9-7980XE 18 Core HEDT CPU Review



The flagship model of the latest Intel range - the i9-7980XE - has finally arrived and we see how it compares to the similarly high end AMD Threadripper.


Intel Core i9-7980XE 18 Core HEDT CPU Review

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Old 25-09-17, 01:54 PM
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Awesome, thanks for sharing!
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Old 25-09-17, 03:32 PM
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What a beast. And actually quite nice power numbers.
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Runs off to get a lotto ticket. :P
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God damn. I should hope this thing is good, considering it costs 2.5 times what the Threadripper costs here in Germany.
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Old 25-09-17, 05:51 PM
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what a monster , nice review Tom , and as you pointed out its a dream product , something to aspire too , or just lust over ,
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That is a really impressive CPU. It exceeds what I thought it would be. It's actually slightly more efficient than the 1950X as well, and with its overclocking headroom it is definitely the most powerful CPU to get. I can't wait to see builds with it installed.
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Have you seen the prices for pre binned Skylake X's on OverclockersUK??

The 7980XE pre binned to 4.6 GHz is £2199.95 that's near on £400 over the regular price for a non binned 7080XE which are £1799.99

Intel seem to have taken "Shut up and give me your money" as a business model on these.
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I dont think its intel who is binning them. I may be wrong but its normally an aftermarket place and they add $$4 to the price for their time and guarantee.

either way I'm with wyp running out to get a lotto ticket me wants one with a rampage board and sli'd 1080ti's
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No point getting a lotto ticket for me as I couldn't win a free trip to the loo, even if I had the money I still don't know if I'd buy one of these
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