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

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Intel Core i7 990X Extreme Edition CPU review

HEXUS
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...
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Overall 8
8.0

Intel Core i7-990X

PC Magazine
29 March 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
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Expert Review

ComputerShopper
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
8.0

Expert Review

HotHardware
7 March 2011
  • Summary: The new Core i7-990X is also based on the 32nm Gulftown core, which is derived from the 45nm Nehalem architecture that debuted with the original Core i7s. We've posted a number of articles in the past detailing Nehalem, in which we cover all its main features and specifications, and...
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Overall 8
8.0

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
8.0

Intel Core i7-990X demonstrates the need for speed

TechEye
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
7.2

Intel Core i7 990X

pcworld.pl
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.
  • Pros: Wydajność
  • Cons: Wysoka cena
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