Jump to content


Photo

Intel Core i7 980X Tested


  • Please log in to reply
65 replies to this topic

#1 Bosco

Bosco

    OCC Boss

  • Senior Admin
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 32422 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Canada

Posted 10 March 2010 - 09:10 PM

ccokeman takes the i7 980X for a spin:

http://www.overclock...__core_i7_980x/

Main Gaming Rig
Intel 3960X
MSI X79A-GD65 8D
16GB of Corsair Vengeance
NVIDIA 780TI's in SLI
Corsair Force 3 GT 240GB SSD
Coolermaster 932 Case
Noctua D14 CPU Cooler
Thermaltake Toughpower XT Platinum 1275 Watts
3 X 24" LCD's
Donating to OCC :::: OCC Site Rules :::: OCC Reviews
RIP Verran and Nemo gone but never will be forgotten.


#2 sdy284

sdy284

    Mr. Staypuft

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8303 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:NW Chicago 'Burbs, Illinois

Posted 10 March 2010 - 09:20 PM

it sucks that by the time i'll be able to afford one of these, 12 core procs will probably be out :bah:

nice review tho :)

#3 minigeek

minigeek

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 295 posts

Posted 10 March 2010 - 09:38 PM

meh, i dont like it............

good review, but i have an instinct to hate that product (w/e that means, lol)

#4 Bosco

Bosco

    OCC Boss

  • Senior Admin
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 32422 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Canada

Posted 10 March 2010 - 09:40 PM

meh, i dont like it............

good review, but i have an instinct to hate that product (w/e that means, lol)


I am thinking its because of the price no? :lol:

Main Gaming Rig
Intel 3960X
MSI X79A-GD65 8D
16GB of Corsair Vengeance
NVIDIA 780TI's in SLI
Corsair Force 3 GT 240GB SSD
Coolermaster 932 Case
Noctua D14 CPU Cooler
Thermaltake Toughpower XT Platinum 1275 Watts
3 X 24" LCD's
Donating to OCC :::: OCC Site Rules :::: OCC Reviews
RIP Verran and Nemo gone but never will be forgotten.


#5 minigeek

minigeek

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 295 posts

Posted 10 March 2010 - 09:47 PM

I am thinking its because of the price no?


i dont know, i just hate it...... its like one of those things you look at, and then right away, you say "eww"

Edited by minigeek, 10 March 2010 - 09:47 PM.


#6 Bosco

Bosco

    OCC Boss

  • Senior Admin
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 32422 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Canada

Posted 10 March 2010 - 09:48 PM

:lol:

Main Gaming Rig
Intel 3960X
MSI X79A-GD65 8D
16GB of Corsair Vengeance
NVIDIA 780TI's in SLI
Corsair Force 3 GT 240GB SSD
Coolermaster 932 Case
Noctua D14 CPU Cooler
Thermaltake Toughpower XT Platinum 1275 Watts
3 X 24" LCD's
Donating to OCC :::: OCC Site Rules :::: OCC Reviews
RIP Verran and Nemo gone but never will be forgotten.


#7 potatochobit

potatochobit

    Queen of Nightmares

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1438 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Texas

Posted 10 March 2010 - 09:53 PM

Wow, this opens my eyes to how useless CPU differences are when they are in the same category of tech in regards to gaming

you need to do some video encoding/rendering benchmarks, something that this CPU can shine in

#8 minigeek

minigeek

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 295 posts

Posted 10 March 2010 - 09:58 PM

Wow, this opens my eyes to how useless CPU differences are when they are in the same category of tech in regards to gaming

you need to do some video encoding/rendering benchmarks, something that this CPU can shine in



no need to hate, theres always room to improve on, but you try being a reviewer. i bet its alot harder tha you think :P

#9 Bosco

Bosco

    OCC Boss

  • Senior Admin
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 32422 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Canada

Posted 10 March 2010 - 10:07 PM

Wow, this opens my eyes to how useless CPU differences are when they are in the same category of tech in regards to gaming

you need to do some video encoding/rendering benchmarks, something that this CPU can shine in


I guess you didn't read the review???? Other then gaming pages?

Main Gaming Rig
Intel 3960X
MSI X79A-GD65 8D
16GB of Corsair Vengeance
NVIDIA 780TI's in SLI
Corsair Force 3 GT 240GB SSD
Coolermaster 932 Case
Noctua D14 CPU Cooler
Thermaltake Toughpower XT Platinum 1275 Watts
3 X 24" LCD's
Donating to OCC :::: OCC Site Rules :::: OCC Reviews
RIP Verran and Nemo gone but never will be forgotten.


#10 ccokeman

ccokeman

    Frank <3 Reesa

  • Reviewer
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 11578 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 10 March 2010 - 10:09 PM

I have some multi threaded stuff in there. Bibble 5, Cinebench, WinRar, Looking to add some and take away others. Where you have multi threaded apps you cant touch this one. THere are some games that supposedly handle more than 4 threads now like RE5. If you do real work with the CPU this one does the job quite well.
Processor Intel Core I7 920 @ 3.6
Memory Mushkin 998995 Blackline 12GB 9-9-9-24
Motherboard MSI X58 Big Bang
Graphics ASUS GTX 580
Power Corsair AX 1200,
Monitor Gateway UXD3000, LG W3000H, ASUS VG236 x 3
Water Cooling By DangerDen & Swiftech
Follow OCC on Posted Image

#11 tacohunter52

tacohunter52

    R34CT1V4T3D

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2755 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Colorado

Posted 10 March 2010 - 10:11 PM

That things a beast!

Great Review!

Posted Image

Generic Most Awesome Sig


#12 sdy284

sdy284

    Mr. Staypuft

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8303 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:NW Chicago 'Burbs, Illinois

Posted 10 March 2010 - 10:11 PM

I have some multi threaded stuff in there. Bibble 5, Cinebench, WinRar, Looking to add some and take away others. Where you have multi threaded apps you cant touch this one. THere are some games that supposedly handle more than 4 threads now like RE5. If you do real work with the CPU this one does the job quite well.


+1 the only people who are going to be buying this initially are benchmark whores, trustfund babies, people that do intense video/audio encoding, and the odd F@H member with money to burn :bah: :foldon: