Monday, April 4th 2011

Intel to Bid Farewell to LGA1366 with Core i7-995X Extreme Edition

Intel is preparing its next high-end/enthusiast desktop platform for release in Q4 2011. That platform will be driven by a new socket, the LGA2011, and the new Intel X79 Express chipset. Before that, Intel will give its 2-year old current enthusiast platform, the LGA1366 and X58 Express, a fitting farewell with a new high-end processor model, the Core i7-995X Extreme Edition. The i7-995X is a six-core processor based on the 32 nm "Gulftown" silicon. It features a default clock speed of 3.60 GHz (27 x 133 MHz), 3.86 GHz max Turbo, though the BClk multiplier is unlocked to help with overclocking.

The six x86-64 cores are aided by Intel HyperThreading technology to give the OS a total of 12 logical CPUs (threads) to deal with. The processor features a triple-channel (192-bit wide) DDR3 memory controller, and connects to the X58 chipset over a 6.4 GT/s QuickPath Interconnect link. Intel will launch its new chip some time in Q3 2011, i7-995X is expected to be priced at $999 (in 1000-unit tray quantities), displacing the current SKU at this price, the Core i7-990X Extreme Edition. For now, a lucky few (read: "industry partners") have access to engineering samples.

Source: DonanimHaber
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derwin75 said:
I would not waste money on this Intel CPU. It would be wise to save up money for the Intel Sandy Bridge EX LGA 2011.
Those that want to, will do it.
Also, very little is known about SB-E except some details, but relatively nothing regarding performance and how much difference it will have from Nehalem/Westmere.
There are better options, truth be said, and if there is a urgent need for hardware, go for what exists now.
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Neat their going back to 8 cores so i can upgrade my intel core 2 extreme x9775 and mobo

then again i think my case might be OK for this
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