The Core i7 980X and Radeon HD 5970 Combo

So here it is, the fastest PC gaming combo one can ever hope for — Intel’s 6-core processor the Core i7 Extreme 980X @ 3.33GHz paired with an ATI Radeon HD 5970 (as provided by Intel Philippines).

Yugatech 728x90 Reno7 Series

Here’s the basic specs of the rig:

Intel Core i7 Extreme 980X 3.33GHz
ATI Radeon HD 5970 1GB DDR5 RAM
Thermaltake Element V case

The Core i7 Extreme 980X is, by far, the fastest consumer-grade CPU Intel has released. It’s got 6 cores running at 3.33GHz each and has 2 threads for each core effectively working at 12 threads in total.

This model is more like for bragging rights and the really, really hard-core Intel fanboys so expect the price of the chip along to be somewhere in the Php50,000 range.

We got the CPUZ and the GPUZ of the CPU and the video card that came with the rig. The card is running on ATI crossfire so it’s running on 2 GPUs. The video cards could be priced at around Php25k Php29k each so that’s another fifty-k on the total price tag.

Here’s the summary of the PassMark Performance Test benchmarks:

CPU Mark: 10,222.4
2D Graphics Mark: 477.8
Memory Mark: 1,936.2
Disk Mark: 1,079.1
3D Graphics Mark: 2,640.1
PassMark Rating: 2,560.7

The CPU Mark alone is very high at 10k (compared to the Phenom II X6 which is only at around 5k). The 6GB triple-channel RAM also got very good Memory Mark scores.

With Windows Experience Index, the whole rig got a Base Score of 7.5 (highest I’ve seen so far) — the CPU got an all-time high of 7.8. The 7.5 from storage is also high which might indicate it’s running on SSD (have to double check when I get back to Manila — it’s actually an 80GB Intel SSD).

All-in-all, expect to blow some 200k in cold hard cash for this rig.

Update: Here’s the screenshot from Speccy:

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Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech with over 20 years of experience in the technology industry. He is one of the pioneers of blogging in the country and considered by many as the Father of Tech Blogging in the Philippines. He is also a technology consultant, a tech columnist with several national publications, resource speaker and mentor/advisor to several start-up companies.

42 Responses

  1. Avatar for criscore criscore says:

    Binili po ako ng tatay ko galing sa abroad na cpu intel core i7 extreme 980x din po siya saka po casing niya talagang walang mahahanap po dito sa pnas kasi casing palang pang future na eh ito po pic nung inassemble po namin:

  2. Avatar for Skept Skept says:


    show us the pix or get the “fake” out

  3. Avatar for Roche Carlos Roche Carlos says:

    @kenneth – that’s cool if it’s real.. but there’s no mobo that supports 2 i7-980X (unless you build one). and the EVGA sr-2 is made for 1366 socket mainly Intel 5520 series.. (http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?m=663175&mpage=1)

  4. Avatar for paulkev09 paulkev09 says:

    wow, the scores of this one is near-perfect!!!
    (note:the highest score that can be obtained in windows experience index is 7.9)
    i want to have a system like this one.

  5. Avatar for erwin erwin says:

    sir saan kaya makakabili ng core i7 980x dito sa Pinas? maraming salamat

  6. Avatar for mourtss mourtss says:

    oc’d @4.5ghz pa ha!.. labo naman nyan..oc’d with linquid nitrogen nga na subzero temperature na, 4.7ghz lng ang stable system.. piliin nyu na laht ng top of the line hardware tapos angkinin nyu..

  7. Avatar for mourtss mourtss says:

    did it happen? or just a dream rig? show pix nalng po.. i heard i7 980x could reach 6ghz oc’d with LN2.. wafak na talga yang mga ginagawa nang mga benchmarker.. liquid nitrogen pde na pang dexter’s laboratory :-)

  8. Avatar for renmx renmx says:

    grabe na yan ky kenneth over 300k pag sa labas ng pilipinas ka bumili pgdito magiging almost 500k.

    post kaya ung rig mo. pra makita namin:)

  9. Avatar for android_fanboi android_fanboi says:

    pricing guide based from newegg.com

    2x intel core i7 980x oc’d @4.5ghz
    $999.99 x2

    evga sr-2 x58 mobo

    24gb corsair dominator gt3
    $1100 coming soon: https://shop.corsair.com/store/item_view.aspx?id=1418696

    4way xfx hd 5970 in crossfirex
    $1199.99 x2

    coolermaster silent pro gold 1200 watts psu

    antec dark fleet df-85 full tower casing

    2x thermaltake frio cpu coolers
    $55.99 x2

    $ 2,000 cpu
    $ 0,600 mobo
    $ 1,100 ram
    $ 2,400 vga
    $ 0,270 psu
    $ 0,100 casing
    $ 0,112 hsf

    TOTAL: $ 6,582 or over PhP 300,000

    wow nearly impossible and unbelievable setups in short, show us some pics or it didnt happen :D

  10. Avatar for Kenneth Gabona Kenneth Gabona says:

    can that rig beat mine?.

    my pc specs fyi:

    2x intel core i7 980x oc’d @4.5ghz
    evga sr-2 x58 mobo
    24gb corsair dominator gt3
    4way xfx hd 5970 in crossfirex
    coolermaster silent pro gold 1200 watts psu
    antec dark fleet df-85 full tower casing
    2x thermaltake frio cpu coolers

    bought them all from NCIX at canada.
    d kyang suplayan sa pilipinas lahat nyan.

  11. Avatar for Vatch Vatch says:

    it should without a muscle.

    Another question what about “Metro 2033”

  12. Avatar for Philip Philip says:

    but can it run CRysis game smoothly? XD

  13. Avatar for vergel vergel says:

    i want 1 for my birthday mom!

  14. Avatar for Ali Ali says:

    thats mindblowing

  15. Avatar for yizhan yizhan says:

    wow, very high Windows Experience Index… tamang tama to for maya and 3D Studio Max..

  16. Avatar for JP JP says:


    How about doing a review with a GTX-480-powered rig?

  17. Avatar for Vidar Vidar says:

    How about showing us the spec’s summary using Speccy.


  18. Avatar for Pusang Kulog Pusang Kulog says:

    Dream… dream… dream… All I have to do is dream… He he he!

  19. Avatar for Joshua :) Joshua :) says:

    I wonder how much this rig would cost. haha
    more than a price of a brand new motorcycle??? :))

  20. Avatar for Magneto Magneto says:

    wow! just wow hehe :)

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