Intel Core i7 980X Processor adds two more cores and a ton of cache

by Rafael Hernandez on March 11, 2010 · 0 comments

Chip refreshes typically don’t add many new features aside from a speed bump here or there and a bit more cahce to make things run smoother. Some chip manufacturers want to shake things up.

Intel’s Core i7 980X brings 6 Hyper-Threading capable cores and 12MB of cache to the party with some mighty impressive results for multi-threaded applications. Here are some of the reviews floating around the web:

The Core i7 980X Review: Intel’s First 6-Core CPUAnandTech
Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition Reviewbit tech
Intel Core i7-980X Extreme 6-Core ProcessorHot Hardware
Intel Core i7-980X Gulftown Hexa-core Processor ReviewPC Perspective
Intel Core i7-980X 32nm LGA-1366 Six Core CPUTweakTown
Intel’s new Gulftown Six Core CPU meets LN2 Extreme CoolingTweakTown

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