CPU Core i7 980X (Gulftown) go on sale in March for $ 999

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

They began to know further details about the six-core processor Core i7 980X, also known as Intel Gulftown. Recall we have already reported that this chip is fabricated on 32 nm process technology, standards, belongs to the generation of Westmere and promises to be the most powerful CPU of the consumer class.

According to the resource Fudzilla, the CPU Core i7 980X receive clock frequency of 3.33 GHz, but using the Turbo Boost it can be overclock to 3.6 GHz. In addition, the chip supports HyperThreading technology and with six cores realizes 12 computing threads, and the performance of its tires QPI reaches 6.4 Gb / s

CPU Core i7 980X supports interaction with socket LGA-1366, and the frequency of tri-channel memory supported will be limited to 1066 MHz, at least officially. In addition, CPU has 12 MB of cache memory, and its rate is 130 watt TDP. According to the latest available information, the chip Core i7 980X (Gulftown) go on sale in March at the price of 999 dollars.