a $300 Upgrade 4,1 To Hex i7 970

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  1. Amethyst, Jul 4, 2012
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    Amethyst macrumors 6502

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  3. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    That's a good deal on that processor, but it's lowest list price was the same as the W3680 so it isn't like everyone can go out and pick one up for $300.

    If someone is searching on eBay they should probably check Core i7 970, 980, 980X, 990X, and Xeon W3670, W3680 and W3690 to find the best deals on a 6-core. The performance differences are minimal even with the 1066MHz memory limitation of the 970, 980 and W3670.
     
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    So the 4,1 will take a 970? Assumed I'd have to update the firmware to 5,1 first. I shouldn't have sold my 970 now lol. Guess I'd have to buy different memory as well to take advantage of the faster memory speed?
     
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    The 970 doesn't support faster memory, but yes you would need to update the firmware.
     

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