Intel Core i7 980X Extreme 3.33GHz Socket LGA 1366
The Intel Core i7 980X Extreme operates at a 3.33GHz frequency, features a 6.4GT/s QPI link, utilizes triple-channel DDR3 memory, supports the LGA1366 socket, and has a thermal design power of 130 watts. The Core i7 980 can pack 6 cores into a similar package and feature an incredible 12 threads.
Consumes less or equal power compared to Intel's competing quadcores.
Excellent overclocking potential.
Six Core Performance with HyperThreading.
Turbo Boost Technology.
Optimized for Windows 7.
12MB (Shared) L3 Cache.
Much Improved Thermal Solution (DBXB).
Ridiculously Fast when Used Properly.
Software is unable to use all it offers.
Not for the Budget Minded.
Additional CPU cores limit overclocking headroom.
Does not add performance to high level gaming platforms.
By TechSpot on March 23, 2010
The Core i7 980X Extreme is an astounding processor with a number of unique strengths and very few weaknesses. Although we have known all along that the first Core i7 processor to feature six cores would use a 32nm manufacturing process, we still...-
By uk.hardware.info on September 09, 2013
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By uk.hardware.info on July 04, 2013
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By uk.hardware.info on May 28, 2013
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By Tom's Hardware on December 23, 2012
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By iXBT Labs on January 04, 2011
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By The Best Case Scenario on July 26, 2010
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By Techworld on June 22, 2010
The six cores share 12MB of integrated L3 cache. The end result is a measurable performance boost for optimised applications, and a score of 147 on our WorldBench 6...-
By The Inquirer on June 02, 2010
Here I tried this chip on what are possibly three of the best X58 mainboards around - Gigabyte X58A-UD7, the Asus P6X58D-E and the Asus Rampage III Extreme. While the performance differences using the same clock and memory settings between the...-
By PCWorld New Zealand on June 01, 2010
With surprisingly little fanfare, the Intel Core i7 980X Extreme Edition – the first six core CPU available on the consumer market – has finally hit New Zealand shelves.Under the hood, the 980X packs six cores running at a default clock...80