Reviews and Problems with Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition AT80613003543AE (BX80613I7980X)
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Intel core I7 980x CPU
Minh Truong, Amazon
25 May 2013
Summary: The seller Mustang717 has shipped product on time as promised and the condition of the retail box was good, no damage. I would recommend others to buy items from this seller. I have not installed the CPU into my Gigabyte X58OC motherboard yet but I will do this soon. I will have another review on this CPU performance after installation. I hope it will exceed my expectation. Update on Sept.
Summary: The CPU is an excellent performer. My only problem is with the poor documentation: 16 drawings with no text. Fortunately the Intel website has a good installation video: [...] Before applying the thermal paste, make sure you know which way you want the fan to point, and make sure you have a Phillips head screwdriver that is long and narrow enough to reach the 2 attachment screws that are accessible only through holes in the heat sink ("flux capacitor").
Summary: I have one of these processors in my desktop. In the year that I've owned the processor I cant say I've ever maxed it out where I can't get the computer to do any more (where the OS becomes unstable). The performance is impressive but not ground breaking. I say that compared to the 2.53Ghz core 2 duo in my Sony Vaio laptop (bought in Sept 2008). I was expecting a lot more performance for the money.
Summary: Der 980X (B1 Stepping) geht ganz gut. Die Leistung in Mehrkernoptimierten Anwendungen kann sich dank 6 Kernen und 12 Threads sehen lassen. Auch das Übertaktungspotential ist ok. Ich erreichte 5GHz unter einer Single Stage Kompressor Kühlung. Ergo sollten 4GHz mit (guter) Luftkühlung drin sein. Der Coldbug lag bei -160, Coldbootbug bei -155 Grad. Auch wenn ich kein Intel-Fan bin: der geht ganz schön ab!