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Intel Core i7-990X Extreme Edition AT80613005931AA (BX80613I7990X)

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Overall 7

Intel Core i7 990X Extreme Edition CPU review

8 April 2011
  • Conclusion: We feel a computer-car analogy coming up, as the Core i7 990X is in some ways a lot like a Bugatti Veyron Super Sport. Intel's straight-six chip is imbued with a 3.73GHz Turbo injection that makes it faster than ever, but like the Super Sport it'll be remembered as the one that went a bit quicker than the original. This is a hexa-core chip that screams performance, and it's crammed full of self-gratification for the few who demand ultimate speed irrespective of cost.
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Overall 8

Intel Core i7-990X

PC Magazine
4 April 2011
  • Conclusion: At $999, the Intel Core i7-990X is unquestionably pricey. But it's the fastest chip you'll find, especially if your business or personal computer use thrives on highly threaded workloads.
  • Pros: Extremely fast. Offers six processing cores, 12 threads. Unlocked multiplier eases overclocking.
  • Cons: Expensive. Arriving a bit late in the generation.
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Overall 8

Expert Review

7 March 2011
  • Excerpt: The 990X pushes desktop processing to new levels for media creators and editors, but it’s only slightly faster than its predecessor and as extreme as ever on price.
  • Pros: Faster than any other consumer desktop CPU, Same price as previous chip champ, Six cores, 12 threads means amazing speed for supported apps
  • Cons: Still expensive, Only slight speed bump over 980X
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Overall 8

Intel Core i7 990X Extreme Edition review

TechRadar UK
31 March 2011
  • Summary: More processing power than Skynet, but do you really need it?
  • Pros: Unbelievable performance, Bonkers overclocking
  • Cons: Crazy pricing, Increasingly geriatric chipset
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Overall 8

Intel Core i7-990X demonstrates the need for speed

8 February 2011
  • Conclusion: A high end chip from Intel
  • Pros: It's fast, darn fast, Plenty of upgrade flexibility on new Intel Mainboards. Easily upgradable into older X58 Series mainboards
  • Cons: For some it’s too expensive
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Overall 7

Intel Core i7 990X

5 May 2011
  • Conclusion: Intel Core i7 990X to procesor wykonany w technologii 32 nm, pracujący na podstawce LGA 1366. Wyposażono go w sześć rdzeni i technologię HyperThreading emulującą pracę dwóch wątków na każdym rdzeniu. Procesor posiada trzypoziomową pamięć cache o pojemności: L1 32 KB na rdzeń (w sumie 192 KB), L2 - 256 KB na rdzeń (w sumie 1536 KB) i L3 wspólną dla wszystkich rdzeni, o pojemności 12288 KB.
  • Pros: Wydajność
  • Cons: Wysoka cena
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