Intel's eight core plans revealed

By Archean
Jul 1, 2014
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  1. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

    Yeah... this was rumored a while back and as I said back then it would prevent me from upgrading if it held true. Not paying $1k for a CPU but was willing to pay up to $600 for an 8-core 16-thread chip from Intel. Guess I can spend all the money I've been saving for my new build on a pair of GTX 880 when they come out - as long as the price isn't too disgusting on those.
  2. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 5,690   +96

    IF OC potential is good enough I think 5820 may be a good value for the money. The money saved can be utilized for getting couple of 880s.
  3. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

    The reason I won't be going that route @Archean is that would provide a short term stop-gap. The price of the X chip (5960/5970) won't drop below $1k and every other chip will be 6 core. You'll have to go to a new mobo to get all the features of these new chips and when the 69xx series of chips launches you'll probably need another new mobo to support all of those features made available. We can always use more PCI-E lanes and I'm betting that will increase with the 69xx chips. Going with the 5820 gets you into the 6-core 12-thread world but at the expense of lasting for just the one generation. That's my issue with this but it may not be anything that would deter you. Also, I'm a bit upset with Intel if this is true as they've always only differentiated the x930K, the x960X, and the x970X by clock speed. As far as I can remember off the top of my head this is the first time it hasn't been the case.

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