Intel Core i7-980X Extreme: Hello, Six-Core Computing

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1542 pins!?
I was going nazi paranoid not to damage my 1366 pin CPU, I was scared wheh I pulled it out, fearful of dropping it or something. I'd crap myself with this in my hands...

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Sorry, it's socket 1567, not 1542 but there are no pins in LGA chips, don't think you would damageyour 1366 because of pins, so fear not,

"The LGA is used as a physical interface for microprocessors of the Intel Pentium 4 (Prescott), Intel Xeon, Intel Core 2, Intel Core (Bloomfield and Lynnfield) and AMD Opteron families. Unlike the pin grid array (PGA) interface found on most AMD and older Intel processors, there are no pins on the chip; in place of the pins are pads of bare gold-plated copper that touch pins on the motherboard."
 

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[citation][nom]nabbey89[/nom]Can i assume that in the crysis benchmark at 1280 x 1024 the first i5-750 should actually be the i7-920, as there are two i5-750s?[/citation]

Yup, fixed!
 

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I would also LOVE to see some FSX benchmarks! It's the only game I play, and to tell you the truth, if this new CPU works well for FSX, I might as well buy it...!
 

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Thanks for clearing that up for me.
Too many socket types for me to keep track.
I was still paranoid as hell about dropping it (I have unsteady hands).
 

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its weird how the AMD flagship cannot even touch the base mdel of the i7(920) so it touching the scores of the extreme edition is miles away
 
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