Intel Core i9 7980 XE Available Starting September 25th

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  1. D3M1G0D

    D3M1G0D Ancient Guru

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    No. You are confusing the base clock with the idle clock (which is typically much lower). The base clock is the speed that the CPU is guaranteed to run at under the worst-case, max-load scenario (e.g., heavy AVX-512 work across all cores). The turbo clock is the fastest speed under a load scenario, and depends on the number of active cores (as Ryu5uzaku posted, the turbo speed decreases as more cores are active) as well as the type of work (e.g., integer work is less taxing than floating-point). The turbo 3 speed is the speed that the two fastest cores will run at, assuming that there is room for them to do so. This is all with respect to the CPU's TDP (165W in the case of the 7980XE).
     
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    user1 Ancient Guru

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    A great buy for those living in the arctic circle , furnace and computer all in one!
     
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    slick3 Ancient Guru

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    For just $2,000.00, this is a steal and a serious threat to the AMD counterpart. This is a definite Day 1 buy for anyone serious in gaming... :infinity:
     
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    ^^^ I think I detect sarcasm in this post.... :nerd:
     

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    so intel still wants 50% more of my money and has 50% higher TDP,
    to do same/less than R7-1700. lol

    can someone show intel how to use a calculator to crunch numbers..
     
  6. N.O.U.G.N.

    N.O.U.G.N. Master Guru

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    Last year I bought a 1-year-old 14 core Xenon for $350.
    This is B.S.
    I bought the 8 core $1000 5960X CPU and it has served me well.
    At these New prices, I can't see getting a $2K CPU. might as well just buy the Xenon equivalents.
     

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