Re: Just a question no biggie
The newest i7 Extreme Model is the 980 and it has 6 cores, an unlocked Multiplier and 12mb of L3 cache and at $1100 it has no equals.
But the only difference between the 975X and the other i7 900's is it has an unlocked Multiplier which allows more possible configurations to achieve the same result. And the Higher numbered i7's are usually picked from the best wafers, but not always. Supply and Demand play a big part in this, if they need 100,000 i7 930's and all they have is High Quality 975 Wafers then guess what they use.