The new flagship chip Intel Core i7 990X will be released next year

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Became known dates the start of deliveries of the new flagship processor Intel Core i7 990X Extreme Edition. This is a more powerful chip than the current leader of the line of Intel Core i7 980X (3,3 GHz) and its clock speed of 3.46 GHz. Six-core processor Intel Core i7 990X based on 32 nm technology and architecture Gulftown. As expected, he does not use the new architecture Sandy Bridge, as it still stood at 4 nuclei, whereas the new flagship of 6.

When overclocking Turbo Intel Core i7 990X can operate at a clock frequency of 3.73 GHz and a TDP of its $ 130 Tues This chip supports 12 computing threads, it is characterized by unlocked multiplier and is suitable for overclocking (which is important for gamers), but also does not include an integrated graphics core. Previously it was believed that shipping the new processor performance will begin in September this year, but now, according to new information, release dates moved to the first quarter of next year. Cost of Intel Core i7 990X, obviously, will be $ 999.