Reviews and Problems with Intel Core i7-975 Extreme Edition AT80601002274AA (BX80601975)
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7 October 2009
Conclusion: Straight from Intel: “The Intel® Desktop Board DX58SO is designed to unleash the power of the all new Intel® Core i7 processors with support for up to eight threads of raw CPU processing power, triple channel DDR3 memory and full support for ATI CrossfireX and NVIDIA SLI technology. Today’s PC games need a computing platform that delivers maximum multi-threaded CPU support and eye-popping graphics support.
Conclusion: We’ve used the ASUS Rampage II Extreme motherboard with DDR3 for Intel CPUs while the AMD platform was benched with DDR2 and on an ASUS 790GX chipset based board. Both platforms had the GTX280 as their VGA card and a 1000W Corsair PSU.
Excerpt: When you consider Intel's recent success at introducing new, cutting-edge processor architectures as of late, you can't help but appreciate the fact that the company is executing extremely well. The cold, hard fact of the matter is, even their last generation Core 2 architecture competes admirably with AMD's most recent update of the Phenom II , dollar for dollar and clock for clock.
Pros: Excellent Performance, Power Efficient, Highly Overclockable, Quiet PIB cooler
Cons: Smallish speed bump over Core i7 965, Pricey processor with relatively high total platform costs.
Summary: Is this a worthy upgrade? It’s pretty simple really. if you’re already a proud owner of an i7 965 Extreme Processor, There’s no need to rush out to buy a shiny new Core i7 975 (D0) unless you’re a user hell bent on the maximum performance available today. Realistically, anyone not able to put the i7 975 to full use should stick with what they have. Otherwise, it’d be like owning a Ferrari on a very small island.
Excerpt: When the Intel Nehalem microarchitecture was announced in November 2008, Intel unleashed pure ownage into the processor market. The Intel Core i7 series consisted of just three processors, the Core i7-965 Extreme Edition, i7-940, and i7-920. When these processors were paired with the brand new Intel X58 Express chipset you had a performance monster under your thumb as the advantages of the new microarchitecture and triple-channel memory requirement blew any and all...
Excerpt: Intel’s Nehalem microarchitecture has been living in the lap of luxury since November of last year when the first three processors of the Intel Core i7 line were released. At that time we saw the Core i7-965 Extreme Edition, i7-940 and i7-920 brought to market with a few motherboards based on the brand new Intel X58 chipset. Performance was outstanding but prices were high, especially when including the motherboard and triple-channel memory requirement.
Summary: Intel finally updated their Core i7 family and introduced two new solutions that feature not only higher clock frequency, but also have new D0 processor stepping. So, the new processors can boast not only better performance but also certain advantages during overclocking, improved heat dissipation and power consumption.
Conclusion: Simple montée en fréquence, modeste de surcroît, le Core i7 Extreme 975 assoit la domination d'Intel sur le marché des micro-processeurs haut de gamme. Au passage, l'arrivée du stepping D-0 permet d'améliorer sensiblement les propriétés en overclocking du processeur alors que sa consommation électrique est légèrement inférieure aux modèles précédents. Deux atouts intéressants, mais tout de même un peu maigres pour véritablement nous enthousiasmer.