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Originally Posted by Anfieldat such a price its probably refurb chips or some other scam. Just go by the good old too good to be true rule...
As for the 970, fail on intels side with the price, worse, we even know they can do better, just look at the I5 760.
Originally Posted by memerootover priced and underperforming on clocks... poor show for once from intel
Originally Posted by nate302Being an owner of this processor...super pi. :D
Originally Posted by Pete JQuote:Originally Posted by nate302Being an owner of this processor...super pi. :D So you can run Super Pi 1M stably - that doesn't prove a thing. I can run my CPU at 4.2GHz and get Super Pi 32M to a sub 9 minute time but it wasn't stable enough for anything else. Try doing some FEA or CFD for a few hours - that'll let you know if your overclock is actually stable.
And of course, Bit-Tech could've just got a dud chip...
Originally Posted by TheQuadFatherhttp://www.scan.co.uk/products/intel-i7-970-s1366-gulftown-six-core-32-ghz-qpi-48gt-s-24x-core-ratio-130w-retail
they really have plummeted in price.
Originally Posted by nate302I've run prime95 blend test for 20 minutes, no problems, however after that I decided 4.5 was the cap for my setup, I didn't want to push temps higher. under full load is was averaging 65c. Idle it sits anywhere from 33-38c
Originally Posted by Lizardrjkoneill - given that you've bought an i7-970 and a GTX 480 you obviously have a history of buying the wrong product, but heh ho, that's your choice.
As to this particular review:
We tested an i7-970, reported its stock speed performance, found it wouldn't overclock as well as any of our i7-980X EEs and found that at higher voltages it overheated and throttled.
Therefore, given that (percentage wise) it's barely cheaper than the i7-980X EE, we don't recommend it.
All of which the review says.
Originally Posted by SnipsWow, highly inappropriate from a site/mag worker.
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