"Bunk review?"on by 663chevy
Pros I do no know.
Cons I do no know.
Summary Am I wrong in saying that the benchmark tests are skewed here since one was using ddr3 and one using ddr2-800 on an old motherboard?
Pros The 965 competes favorably with Skulltrail: comparable overall performance; much quieter even with dual 4870x2's; much lower idle power; easy to overclock; much lower cost when available. Turbo is great for single threaded apps.
Cons Mixed reviews on gaming. See Tom's Hardware gaming review for the details. Expect drivers to improve. Even so, Extreme 965 scales gaming frame rates from 1-4 GPUs very well.
Summary I'm thinking about putting the i7-965 in the living room: quiet enough for home theater but powerful enough for high-end gaming. Would never consider doing that with noisy Skulltrail.
Unlocked Turbo mode makes it easy to do basic overclocking. I got 4 GHz with stock cooler (briefly); stable at 3.8 GHz and stock cooler.
This is the business/technical workstation of choice for 2009. I expect the i7-965 Extreme Edition to end up in the Top 10 at Rosetta in protein folding against 8 and 8 core Xeons.
Since you're spending a bundle anyway, definitely check out the Intel solid-state disks. Phenomenal read speeds under Vista and marked boot-up time improvements.
So, I'm putting Skulltrail out to pasture and moving the Core i7-965 Extreme Edition into the "daily driver" slot under my desk. This system has earned its stripes.
"How I wish I had it"on by clrgj2
Pros Just think, crysis would run like tetris on this baby!
Cons Too expensive for me to buy. I would have to use up a whole month of money from my part time job.
Summary If it was 300 dollars or lower, I would hop into my car and speed to Bestbuy and grab it with a big stupid smile on my face.
Pros So far very reliable and can handle anything and can handle any application that I run on my computer .
Cons Very expensive to for most people
"good proccesor"on by tempo12
Pros really fast my pc never freezes
Cons expensive but with my dell xps studio 9000 is worth it
Summary is that these proccesor is good trust me but expensive