Thursday, 25 March 2010

Intel Core i7-980X Processor Extreme Edition Processors Core i7-980X CPUs Could Debut on Mac Pro Systems in Q1 2010

Those who'd expect Intel's forthcoming
Gulftown 32nm processors to bear the Core i9 badge are in for a
surprise, as leaked reports have revealed that they'll be called Intel
Core i7-980X Extreme Edition. Expected to be released sometime in Q1
next year — according to an alleged roadmap that has found its way
to the market on China's PC Online, we just caught wind the the new
six-core processors might be included in Apple's new Mac Pro systems
that are expected to hit shelves sometime in March or April 2010.
Supposedly clocking in at 3.33GHz, the 32 nanometer chips are built on
the Westmeere CPU micro-architecture, will have 12MB of L3 cache, and
six cores with 12 threads for each CPU (double in a machine equipped
with 2 Xeon), making it the ultimate processor for those looking for
multi-tasking and multi-threaded performance.
No word how much the new Intel Core i7-980X will cost, but we have a
feeling that no matter what, those crazy gamers that just spent a
fortune on the new ATI HD 5970 graphics card would be looking to get
their hands on it as soon asap.
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