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Core i7-990X ships in Europe

Fudzilla: A bunch of Polish retailers have apparently jumped the gun and started shipping Intel's flagship Core i7-990X Expensive Edition at prices starting about €900. However, we are still not sure when to expect availability in all markets.

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AMD FX Bulldozer CPU Against Intel Core i7-990X

A Czech publication has published the first benchmark scores which compare AMD's upcoming high-performance Bulldozer FX CPUs with Intel's current flagship, the six-core Core i7-990X reports Soft-pedia today.

toaster4709d ago

Not looking too good, but I think AMD can and will have better performing chips by 2012. This is way too early to make any sort of conclusion.

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TomsHardware - The Intel Core i7-990X Extreme Edition Processor Review

TomsHardware - We were impressed enough with Intel’s Sandy Bridge architecture that we awarded the Core i5-2500K our coveted Recommended Buy award. Just north of $200, that’s a solid value. But it’s not Intel’s flagship. That honor goes to the new Core i7-990X Extreme.

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TechReport Review: Intel's Core i7-990X Extreme processor

Friggin' Sandy Bridge, the golden child. My Westmere brothers and I are the biggest, baddest PC processors on the planet, and somehow, she still gets all the glory. Everybody is all, "Sandy this, Sandy that," even though she's slower than us. I say: if being second-rate and cheap were the keys to success in the world, everybody would be driving a Kia.

Well, look at the golden child now, hiding in inventory while her motherboards get replaced. Such a sad sight. People forget that "proven technology" isn't just a euphemism for old, unwanted junk. My ICH10R south bridge may be a little seasoned, but at least it didn't come out of the chute with a congenital defect. Plus, any little problems were ironed out several steppings ago.

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