Intel Core i7 980X available in retail

Intel Core i7 980X available in retail

Different sources have already confirmed this message: the newest Intel processor, the 6-core/12-thread counting product codenamed Gulftown Core i7 980X, clocked at 3.33GHz and armed with 12MB of L3 cache, is now available in the retail stores.

Although they can now be ordered from the different webshops, we’re still one day removed from lifting NDA, which means that the 980X scores will get points as of tomorrow 6AM GMT+1 (or a bit sooner/later that day). As for the people who didn’t get their hands on an early birdie I do have to warn you for the size of the prize-tag. Even in Germany, which is relatively okay in terms of hardware prices (especially in Europe) the chips come at a retail price of close to €1000.

Of course we expect lots of those samples to be sold in the next couple of days to people who also have an HWBOT account.

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Belgium Massman says:

€1000 is too much for me, though :(

Germany der8auer says:

Will buy one. But next month =)

Austria Turrican says:

the cpu is already a few weeks listed on "geizhals.at", but nowhere available. ;)

Netherlands diezel says:

i have orderd one

Netherlands Johnny99 says:

preorderd 2 weeks ago :)

United Kingdom Evocarlos says:

im that rich i bought 3 :) ha ha ha

Dreadlockyx says:

1K $ for a little chip... Guys from Intel are crazy. It's a bit like Mercedes-Benz cars...

Taiwan NickShih says:

wow ,seems taiwan is late ... 3/26 start to sell

Netherlands diezel says:

i hope the retail are good clockers

Taiwan NickShih says:

we be clocked by intel

Netherlands _Datura_ says:

I will buy it in 5 years for around 25 euros to complete my collection :)

United States miahallen says:

Retail availability in Japan on the 16th

United States Brian y. says:

retail will rock. Just not b1 steppings...;)

United States Minor Outlying Islands Kal-EL says:

Brian y. said: retail will rock. Just not b1 steppings...;)


Thx Brian :)

United States BenchZowner says:

question is... is B2 ready and retailing now, or B1 launch and B2 coming in April ? :p

Australia Booj says:

Interesting comments. Maybe I should wait a few weeks before jumping on the bandwagon

Netherlands diezel says:

is the first retailing b1 and the next B2 so whe must not buy the first gulfs ?

Belgium Massman says:

BenchZowner said: question is... is B2 ready and retailing now, or B1 launch and B2 coming in April ? :p


IIRC, it's B1 retailing at the moment.

And yeah ... it's pretty bad :-/

Germany SoF says:

And here is AwardFabrik Review - cost me half a night to get it up ^^ http://www.awardfabrik.de/prozessoren/intel-core-i7-980x-gulftown-gegen-i7-920.html Compared to other Reviews my Q3QP seems to be ok - 4 GHZ with less than 1.25V :)

Belgium HybridChiller says:

nice, the scores will get boints tomorrow. let the benching begin. time to put mine under ln² or Dice then.

Belgium Massman says:

Just went through all 400 980X submissions and they should all be changed to 'points' now.

Australia Uncle Fester says:

Massman said: IIRC, it's B1 retailing at the moment.

And yeah ... it's pretty bad :-/


Are you saying the retail B1's are going to be worse than the Q3FE ES samples ??? ________ Marijuana joint

United States BenchZowner says:

uncle fester said: Are you saying the retail B1's are going to be worse than the Q3FE ES samples ???


That's pretty much how it looks right now.

6GHz PiFast vs... 6.6GHz+ PiFast.
5.8G or so Vantage vs... 6.3G+ :p

Netherlands diezel says:

so a no go for B1 stepping

Italy KanGaXx says:

any news about B2 stepping, seems B1 it's really baddddd

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