An awesome CPU4/11/2009
Makes the i7 940 really questionable to get over this CPU. This CPU can be overclocked to equal and/or pass the i7 940 and possibly the 965 EE. I built my latest PC around this CPU and while it is a great CPU, the performance can probably be matched or surpasses by cheaper CPUs. However, they will not offer the same power gains (although if you OC them, you'll probably not worry about it anyway). Also, the chipset for these CPUs are new, so you'll need a new motherboard which means more $$$. Functionality wise, there are none better than this CPU.
Love the speed!3/18/2009
Amazing processor. Couldn't ask for more and it's silly fast at stock speeds - imagine what a little overclocking could do!
Very fast processor, and at an affordable price. This processor will handle anything that 90% of the people out there would throw at it. There is plenty of room for overclocking as well.
I love that proc1/7/2009
IT OVERCLOCKED TO 4.02GHz WITHOUT ANY ISSUES, SYSTEM IS STABLE AND RUNNING LIKE A CHARM.......I LOVE IT......SUPERFAST.......BUYING EXTREME EDITION IS OVERKILL, MY SYSTEM CAN HANDLE ANY!! GAME ON THE MARKET AT HIGHEST POSSIBLE SETTINGS. (JUST MAKE SURE U USE EVGA GTX280 FTW EDITION GRAPHIC CARD)....THANX INTEL.