Reviews and Problems with Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition AT80613003543AE (BX80613I7980X)
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Waste of money!
Alan Hie, Amazon
29 April 2012
Summary: This Intel Core i7-980X Extreme edition Processor is a WASTE of money! I edit video and burn it to a DVD in Pinnacle Studio 12. I previously had an Intel i7-940 Processor. I edited and burned a DVD that the video was 2 hrs and 6 min and it took 1 hr and 32 min, with the i7-980X Extreme edition Processor I did the same with another video of the same time length it took 1 hr and 33 min.
Summary: Just ordered Qty 8 of the 980X processor package. All 8 packages were missing the processor. Spoke with customer service. They indicated that they will be sending 8 new processor packages. Based on past performance, I believe all will be resolved. Amazon, obviously, has some security issues in the order fulfillment area based on the other reports of this problem. Will update upon resolution.
Summary: It's billed as the fastest processor on the planet. That might well be true, technically; but don't expect this kit to half render times of double productivity. IT WILL NOT. The truth is you may struggle to appreciate the performance increase over its lesser sibling i7 2600 3.4ghz, I could have bought two of these standard i7's and a motherboard to support them both for what I paid for this one 980X. Or a standard i7 and a boat load of RAM.