Intel's first Gulftown six-core processor listed in Europe

By Jos
Feb 25, 2010
  1. We are not expecting Intel's first Gulftown processor to become available until sometime next month. However, as it is becoming increasingly common, several online retailers jumped the gun and have already listed the six-core part, detailing its price and full specs before an official announcement is even made.

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  2. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,456   +1,759


    Quote from original article >>>> "According to the listings, the Core i7 980 Extreme Edition features six 32nm cores clocked at 3.33GHz, 12 threads, 12MB of L3 cache, and a maximum Turbo Boost clock speed of 3.6GHz. It features DDR3 support up to 1066MHz and will have a maximum TDP 130W" <<<<

    . What are the chances that the "DDR3 support @1066Mhz" is accurate? Seems a bit low.
  3. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,550   +594

    Exactly. I was drooling at the stats until I saw the "DDR3 @1066" and then it was a double-take.
  4. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,258

    I think that all X58/Intel 5520 chipset based CPU's (Xeon/Core i7) officially only support DDR3-1066, while the P55 and its derivatives support DDR3-1333- again, officially. Having said that I don't think there is a Core i3/-5/-7 based motherboard that doesn't have at least DDR3-1600 available either through BIOS presets or overclocking.
  5. Intel targets 1000 price point just because they can :)

    bought q9300 for 250 and it's way enoguh , still cheap , and it wouldn't make a difference if i would have Extreme version in , for like 1000 bucks . lol , they make like 500$ of pure profit on those versions. So the price isn't locked at exactly 1000 and retailers can lower or even increase it more , fluctuations are higher i meant to say.
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