TR checked out this CPU and gives it four out of five stars for its unbelievable performance and bonkers overclocking. The main downside is the crazy pricing.
"Monstrous. We think that's a fairly apt term for a processor like the Intel Core i7 990X Extreme Edition.
It's vast, and possibly a little vulgar, in terms of sheer size, performance and importantly cost.
The i7 990X is one of Intel's classic Extreme Edition class CPUs; beyond the grasp of most mere mortals and more powerful than most of us could possibly need."