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!
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.
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.
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?