To me the EE seemed like a good idea, but so far has yet to give any impact back.
Intel has a shortage of these CPUs and they are also very expensive.
(More then any FX)
There are a few reasons for this:
More transistors due to Cache size increases the die size, making each CPU more expensive.
Cache is the most susceptible area to manufacturing processing errors, where the failure of a single transistor can cause and entire bank of transistors to fail.
This means that you get less yield per wafer.
Personaly I am not too worried about it, as it seems like a rare CPU to find.
But it sounds like a good idea on Intels part.
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