Friday, June 11th 2010

Intel to Release Core i7 990X Extreme Edition Six-Core Processor in Q4 2010

Intel is working on a newer high-end processor SKU based on its 32 nm "Gulftown" six-core design, the Core i7 990X Extreme Edition. It is reportedly slated for Q4 2010. As with most other Extreme Edition SKUs, the 990X will feature a higher default BClk multipler, and a higher resulting clock speed. Like the Core i7 980X Extreme Edition, it will feature an unlocked BClk multipler to help with overclocking. Gulftown features six cores on a monolithic die, with a triple-channel DDR3 IMC, and 12 MB of L3 cache. The launch of 990X is said to have been pulled forward by a quarter, as it was earlier reported to launch in Q1 2011.

The other six-core processor that is said to release before the 990X is the Core i7 970, a standard (non-XE, limited BClk multiplier) SKU that will be positioned in the upper-Performance segment, above current Core i7 quad-core SKUs. The Core i7 970 is slated for Q3 2010.Source: Xbit Labs
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33 Comments on Intel to Release Core i7 990X Extreme Edition Six-Core Processor in Q4 2010

#1
Makaveli
If the 970 is priced at $500 I would consider buying it.

I paid $300 for my 920 DO so for one hundred more per core it isn't that bad of a deal.
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#2
fatguy1992
I think they'll stop making the 980x when the 990x comes out.
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#3
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
by: mdsx1950
Nice! :D

Should be able exchange my 980X with a little extra cash for a 990X :D
Can I ask why ? Same CPU probably 200mhz faster thats all.
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#4
SystemViper
by: DrPepper
Can I ask why ? Same CPU probably 200mhz faster thats all.
same same
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#5
fatguy1992
by: DrPepper
Can I ask why ? Same CPU probably 200mhz faster thats all.
Yeah epically when both have unlocked multipliers so I doubt you're going get amazingly higher OC results. Unless they make it a new rev.
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#6
CDdude55
Crazy 4 TPU!!!
by: DrPepper
Can I ask why ? Same CPU probably 200mhz faster thats all.
He has the money and wants the best of the best i'm guessing.
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mdsx1950
by: DrPepper
Can I ask why ? Same CPU probably 200mhz faster thats all.
Usually EE processors never go above $1000. So im guessing there will be like a $100 or even lesser gap between the two in different online shopping sites.

But on a serious note, i was kidding about exchanging my processor. My next upgrade is going to be in like 2012 or something lol. :laugh:
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btarunr
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by: mdsx1950
Usually EE processors never go above $1000. So im guessing there will be like a $100 or even lesser gap between the two in different online shopping sites.
Yes, in online stores that will be so when they still have 980X stock to get rid of. But 990X is intended to replace 980X. So it will be priced at the same $999 (in 1K quantity), with a likely Newegg.com price of $1099.
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