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Intel Core i7-970 AT80613005490AD (BX80613I7970)

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Reviews and Problems with Intel Core i7-970 AT80613005490AD (BX80613I7970)

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Expensive, but worth it

Jimmy the Geek, Amazon
28 February 2014
  • Summary: Not an inexpensive CPU, but if you're not on a tight budget, you'll get plenty of bang for these bucks! It has SIX cores, each with TWO execution modules. So when you bring up the Windows Task Manager you actually see TWELVE CPUs in the "Performance" tab! Give you plenty of horsepower for virtualizing or hot games. Runs VMs beautifully with the VTx and Nested Paging features.
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Overall 10
10

A beast

Glenn, Amazon
9 August 2013
  • Summary: I'd you're on the LGA 1366 platform and disappointed by its short production lifespan, this CPU makes sense. I previously had the i7-950, a four core which I was able to OC to 4.0 24/7 stable with H/T on. With this CPU, I was again able to get to 4.0 clock speed, 24/7 stable with HT on except now 2 more physical cores. When I coupled this CPU with an SSD, everything became noticeably faster.
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Overall 10
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6 core powerhouse

glenn2507, Ebay
28 May 2013
  • Summary: Great cpu. Runs stable @ 3.6GHZ. 3dmark physics score 12300. Works well with Corsair dominator memory.
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10

All right

dedod, Ebay
11 February 2013
  • Summary: A Intel acertou em fabricar o produto, pois ele é muito bom, uma pena é q era usado aí não sei muito bem se esta ok
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Overall 10
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Keeping up with Sandybridge E's for half the price.

darkvader75, Ebay
23 January 2012
  • Summary: This cpu is competitive with cpu's from 2 generations later. That makes it one of the best buys of 2009. Today it is a great cpu to take a ageing X58 platform to its maximum potential. The bigger brothers of this cpu the 980, 980x, 990x are all well overpriced next to the 970 as of this writeup date. The 970 gives you the performance and value of a brand new system with a smaller budget. The 6 cores help to future proof it for a few more years.
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Overall 10
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Great for multi-threaded apps!

jslucas2010, Ebay
25 December 2011
  • Summary: This is a very fast processor! 6 cores and 3.2 Ghz!! The price vs. performance ratio is much better than that of a 980x or 990x. I would recommend this to anyone who can make use of multi-threaded apps such as video editing / dvd authoring, etc.
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Why buy this so late in game?

M. McFall "Yay interwebs", Amazon
13 October 2011
  • Summary: The Intel Core i7 970... with Socket 1366 phasing out, lacking an unlocked multiplier, AMD's Bulldozer now here and Ivy Bridge around the corner, one wonders the logic behind buying this processor at this stage of the CPU game? There are several factors where this processor makes A LOT of sense for me. It may make a lot of sense for you too: - I have a high end Socket 1366 motherboard and didn't want to invest in a new socket.
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Overall 10
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The Best Boost to Overall Compute Performance to Date

Blueticks, Amazon
29 August 2011
  • Summary: I've been building computers (as a hobby) for the last 15 years and must say I was amazed how much faster my i7 950 was over my AMD 1090T. However, I'm really amazed by the overall performance boost when I purchased the i7 970 6-core (12 if you include the logical cores) processor. Even in non-multi-threaded applications, there seems to be an overall boost to system performance and also stability. I do a lot of compressing and encryption.
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WoW I Finaly got my dream CPU for under $400

aryehchay, Ebay
9 August 2011
  • Summary: This CPU and , I'm sure, others like it are unbeliveble!! I have it overclocked to 4.26Ghz and ther are no snags what so ever. You have 12 threads working for you at 4.25Ghz, that's 51Ghz overall. It cut the time of rendering a 1 Hour HD video to 40 minuts, compare with i7 920 at 1 hour and 30 minuts same jobe!! Of course it needs a good MoBo and RAM to make it sing like a Pro, but it is a great item no matter what!!
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Great Processor.

highly_caffeinated, Ebay
28 July 2011
  • Summary: Fantastic performance all around. Multi-tasks like a champ - even better than I'd expected. I'm running handbrake right now with 18 threads and still doing at least 5 other things at once without even so much as a single hiccup. It runs fairly hot compared to the 920 it replaced, but that's to be expected. $500 is usually way more than I would spend on a processor, but this bad boy was worth it. I don't regret it at all.
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