Reviews and Problems with Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition AT80613003543AE (BX80613I7980X)
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Arthur S., Newegg
14 September 2015
Summary: The processor is old now but isn't slow when comparing to the newer processors today. This was my primary CPU for my gaming rig but now is a server CPU. For the 1k I paid for it I feel bad not using it anymore, the server is not used much at all either.
Summary: I want to say price was a con but I'd normally need a new cpu by now to keep up with the times. Tears through everything I throw at it. So it saves me the money to purchase a new cpu. I'm sure this cpu will be competitive for many more years to come. Was definitely worth the investment.
Pros: Insane cpu. It's been years since this cpu was released BUT it's still topping the benchmark charts. Normally I would be badly in need of a better cpu to keep up by now. This bad boy is still going strong!
Summary: Yes, it's for an X58 motherboard. Yes Sandy bridge has been out for a while. Yes, you can overclock the crap out of it. General observation: If you have a case with a side window and hate blue LEDs, you'll need a different cooler: It has them, and you can't turn them off.
Summary: I got this processor as an option in a $5,000 laptop I bought. When I got home from Iraq I put it in my desktop. I barely overclock this sucker at all, up to around 3.8Ghz if that. The only time I've ever maxed this thing out is when running video converters.
Summary: Not overclocked My Core i7 Computer Specs -Motherboard: ASUS Rampage III Formula LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard -Memory: OCZ Reaper Edition 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3RPR1333C9LV12GK x 2 -Processor: Intel...
Summary: I am just a regular guy and I am always curious about new tech for computers and I do my best to get an understanding for it all, but I think I would buy the 980x again or even the 990x over the new i7-3960X Extreme Edition Sandy Bridge-E for just one reason and that it does not come with a cooling...
Pros: As I said, its been "Going strong since 12/31/2010" and it just keeps going. I am using a ASUS Rampage III formula mobo and I have it OC'd to 4.2 GHZ and have gone to 4.48 GHZ with just air and no problems with the stock fan that came with it! Also the stock fan which does not look like a stock f...
Cons: Just the price as usual, but besides that I have NONE! With this you honestly get what you pay for.
Summary: I think Intel has dominated this generation with the i3/5/7's and I have no bias. Hopefully AMD can fight back. I love the ease this processor does overclock with though.
Pros: I've had this processor for a year and a month now. I have had no problems with it whatsoever. I still have it running on stock air and I've had it up to 3.8ghz I think. I haven't bothered to push it as I haven't had the need for extra performance - yet, and it's on a stock cooler. Great stuff.
Cons: Price I suppose. But, you pay for how fast you want to go!
Summary: Use some good thermal paste. Go with Noctua as it is non conductive. It is made for OC chips like this one.
Pros: Overclocked to 4 GHz and is very fast at that speed. No problems whatsoever. Package came with a very nice heatsink, but I installed with the V6 for this build. Running crossfire with asus matrix 5870s platinum X2, Corsair 12gb RAM and maxing out video in games - So beautiful!