Processor Intel Core i9 (Gulftown) lit up on eBay and forum OCTeamDenmark

Friday, December 4, 2009

We know that now, Intel is preparing to submit its new flagship processor Core i9, also known under the code name Gulftown. This 6-core chip supports 12 computing threads, belongs to the generation of Westmere and built on standards of 32-nm process technology, and the first tests of its performance looks very promising.

Release processor Intel Core i9 (Gulftown) should take place only next year. However, some Taiwanese users have posted on a certain internet auction site eBay lot called Intel 6-Core Xeon Westmere Gulftown 2.4GHz LGA1366 ES, which can not be anything else, as flagship shestiyadernika with a frequency of 2.4 GHz, relating to its line of Xeon .

Currently bidding on this lot has already been completed, although the amount requested for the specified processor Gulftown, and it looks daunting, especially in these times - $ 1200. However, these enthusiasts, as we know, are willing to pay any money for the most productive devices and components.

It is difficult to say whether the submitted information is reliable and whether on eBay sold a working copy of the Core i9. It is likely, we have only some preliminary sample passed the assembly line. However, baseline data on the surface of the chip can be seen quite clearly, and therefore the security service Intel will not be difficult to determine where the leak.

In addition, the resource is found in the Nordic Hardware Sales is another instance of the processor Intel Core i9. The forum OCTeamDenmark for this chip requested $ 850. All this may mean that the official release of this high-performance processor is not far off, and perhaps will be held in early 2010.