Six-core processor Core i7-980X Extreme Edition - details from Intel

Thursday, March 11, 2010

In passing now in the San Francisco developer conference Videogame (Game Developers Conference, GDC), Intel shared details of its new six-core processor Core i7-980X Extreme Edition, whose debut was to take place before the end of March. It also demonstrates a few applications optimized for the new platform, including games Napoleon Total War from Sega and RUSE from Ubisoft, as well as programs Geomerics Enlighten and Cakewalk Sonar.

We have previously reported that the six-core processor Core i7-980X Extreme Edition will clock speed of 3.33 GHz and technology support HyperThreading. According to Intel, this CPU will be the first shestiyadernikom manufactured on 32 nm process technology standards and support 12 computing threads. Compared with existing quad-core models with similar frequency characteristics of the new flagship chip Intel gets more cache in the third level (12 MB instead of 8 MB), and its a TDP of 130 watts.

Concerning the release date and cost of six-core processor Core i7-980X Extreme Edition, the platform also known under the codename Gulftown, information is still there. Assumed only that the debut of a new flagship in the line of consumer models Intel may take place during the third or fourth week of March, and its value in bulk lots to make $ 999, which is characteristic of "extreme" chips this manufacturer.