Summary: One of the most controversial processors Intel ever made, the reviews varied greatly. I read most of them prior to getting this one in 2010 and have never regretted it. This thing just never surrenders to any program or on line game I have installed.
Summary: This processor is so fast that it literally melted my motherboard and exploded in a huge fireball causing the space time continuum to hairline fracture. But seriously this processor is amazing in every way. Buy it, you wont regret the 1k you drop on this bad boy.
Summary: This is the CPU for CAD, 3D art, animation & rendering and video compositing. It is Socket B (LGA 1366) so it can handle anything the most demanding of these apps can hurl at it, and nobody really gives a rat's posterior about Generation 2+ protections when it means crippling the CPU.
Summary: I have this processor in my ibuypower gaming desktop.The most awsum processor I have had so far.A must have and a very good buy,even though it cost a fortune.I didn't have to spend $1000 for this processor.I got the whole desktop with the processor for $475.It was slightly used but refurbished.
Summary: If you are building the top gameing system you love how the i7-975 Extreme makes the system run very cool and quite.I am running this cpu and 3 XFX 5050 black edition 24gig memory 4Terbits of storeage,128SSD for the op system.