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Anybody got a i7 980x yet?

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by ennogs, 26 Apr 2010.

  1. ennogs

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 8 Sep 2009

    Posts: 1,064

    I was wondering of anybody has got i7 980x yet and what overclock you got. I know there are reviews out there but I guess the reviewers will have been given cherry picked ones.
  2. RJC


    Joined: 29 May 2005

    Posts: 28,848

    Location: Kent

  3. rpg


    Joined: 7 Jan 2010

    Posts: 559

    Location: London

    It's been out for six weeks...
  4. AWPC


    Joined: 8 Dec 2005

    Posts: 10,047

    Yep but ocing is utterly pointless as nothing will even stress it @ stock with the stock cooler. If you want to play with it then water or LN2 is the best solution but high volts can kill it as someone from OCUK did with an ES sample so be very careful!

    @ stock it will sit all day @ 3.60Ghz using the Intel Turbo Mode around 28C idle & always under 50C @ full load for me on stock cooler + AS5 ;)
  5. Speed


    Joined: 23 Nov 2002

    Posts: 9,032

    Location: Near Bristol

    When has that stopped anyone? lol :D
  6. tipes


    Joined: 5 Nov 2006

    Posts: 3,110

    Agreed - not really much need to overclock these-unless you are into serious fun for the kicks, but beware of blowing it.
  7. craptakular


    Joined: 7 Jan 2007

    Posts: 10,615

    Location: Sussex, UK

  8. 23JMZ07

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 5 Aug 2009

    Posts: 1,133

    Location: England

    yea and have more money than sense...
  9. Speed


    Joined: 23 Nov 2002

    Posts: 9,032

    Location: Near Bristol

    Blowing it? lol. They don't die that easily, you need to really hammer them. From what I've read they are less hardy than the 45nm i7s.

    See post #2! ;)
    Last edited: 26 Apr 2010
  10. Aleksandrs


    Joined: 14 Jan 2010

    Posts: 798

    Location: Dover, Kent

    Is this meant to be instead of the i9? I need to catch up on all this.
  11. ShaolinDreams


    Joined: 19 Dec 2008

    Posts: 3,500

    Location: London, UK