Intel 980x Gulftown
Published: 12th March 2010 | Source: Intel | Price: £850 - estimated |
The performance of the i7 980x leaves us breathless. It doesn't matter what we threw in its direction, it just gobbled it up begged for more.
We often need to tie our testing results up into a handy bundle and try and give a clear overall impression of the product and the areas in which it is good and bad. Here that is entirely unnecessary.
If you want incredible overclocking performance, we have that.
Incredible stock performance? In spades.
A CPU that doesn't require water-cooling to achieve it's performance threshold? Check.
An upgrade that will slot into your current motherboard? Yes, yes and yes again. Although BIOS upgrades are needed.
To be perfectly honest we can ramble on for pages about how stunning this is. Yes, it's hideously expensive. But it goes like an Essex girl on a Free WKD night.
Without question the best CPU on the planet and an easy winner of our prestigious, very rarely awarded, OC3D Best In Class.