very good price on w3680 cpu

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  1. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    Yeah the list price was adjusted this week from $999 to $583.

    I think this is the first sub $999 LGA 1366 CPU with a 6.40GT/s QPI and 1333MHz memory support.
     
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    Nice find!

    Wish I had waited two days......... paid $180 more. :eek:
    Oh well, I think it's VERY telling that Intel dropped the price now. This changes my expectation re the SB processors.

    I may be eating MP release crow soon. double :eek:
     
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    This had been known for a while, there will be a Core i7 995X/W3695 at 3.6GHz coming soon too for the $999 spot. There hasn't been anything said about the low end being updated to a 3.33GHz quad from the current 3.20GHz from what I've seen though. Unless Apple make drastic changes then the next Mac Pros aren't going to be a huge advancement over what you have now.
     
  5. Slow Programmer macrumors regular

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    Does anyone know if these have a warranty from Intel and how long it is for? I know the seller gives 30 days for returns, but what about after the 30 days?
     
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    Intel's limited warranty is 3 years on boxed CPUs.
     
  7. philipma1957 thread starter macrumors 603

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    the ebay seller www.buy.com

    is an authorized seller so that w3680 will have a 3 yr warranty from intel. along with an easy 30 return to buy.com
     
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    That is unreal. It is a new, boxed processor from a reputable seller for $615.99? These were like $1200+ processors just a few months ago and you were lucky if you could find an ES on eBay for $800. Wow, just wow. Maybe it's all the hooplah about the new Sandy Bridge line and the W3680 is being discontinued or something.
     
  9. philipma1957 thread starter macrumors 603

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    look what intel now lists the w3670 the w3680 the w3690



    http://ark.intel.com/ProductCollection.aspx?series=48311

    the new bargain is the w3680 priced dropped by over 400 bucks.
     
  10. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    Fantastic!

    I probably won't be buying for a year at least though. The current CPU does the job.

    Say.... prices on obsolete CPU's don't go up, do they?
     
  11. philipma1957 thread starter macrumors 603

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    These are all good not eol as of today. looks to me that buying an eol new 2010 quad 2.8 in a week or 2

    at discount and dropping in a hex 3.33 may be better then then getting a 2011.
     
  12. Inconsequential macrumors 68000

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    VERY interesting.

    When the SB Mac Pro's are updated I will have to do a performance per pound examination to see if this chip is the way forward or the SB-E MP is the way forward!
     
  13. philipma1957 thread starter macrumors 603

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    I am going to update the quad 2.8 to hex 3.2 thread. my plans are to sell my 3.2 hex and use the cash to buy a 2011 mac pro and do a nice cpu upgrade thread like the 2010 thread. Of course it may not happen I will have to wait and see what the 2011 mac pro is. LOL
     

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