Intel Core i7 980X Extreme 3.33GHz Socket LGA 1366

  • Intel Core i7 980X Extreme 3.33GHz Socket LGA 1366
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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.

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By TechSpot on -

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 -

1,000 Intel processors through the years Not many things are sure in this life, but fortunately there are a number of things you can count on like clockwork. The sun comes up in the morning, we all have to pay taxes and last but not least, the most...

By uk.hardware.info on -

Late May we published a huge round-up of 45 desktop processors , followed by a review of Intel's fourth generation Core processors . Our readers immediately, and understandably, came with the request for a similar group test of laptop processors....

By uk.hardware.info on -

On June 4 Intel is launching its next generation Core processors, also called Haswell. That means it's the perfect opportunity for us to retest all current processors and a number of older ones with a completely new test configuration. It will not...

By Tom's Hardware on -

Benchmarking 86 CPUs takes a while. After long last, though, we have 51 models from AMD and 35 from Intel tested in our current suite. If you want to know how your processor sizes up to its competition, you'll find plenty of comparison data...

By iXBT Labs on -

Finally, a moment anticipated by many: test results of Intel's new LGA1155 platform are available. This resembles the situation with LGA1156, because the new processors will be rolled out in several steps. Today we'll get to know the details of...

By The Best Case Scenario on 100

WOW! That's all I can say. This chip is the fastest CPU I have ever had the joy to test. In fact, it is the fastest consumer desktop chip available. However, all that comes at a price. This CPU will set you back $1,000 from most retailers. Is it...

By Techworld on -

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 -

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 80

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...

By tbreak.ae on 70

The Intel Core i7 980X Extreme Edition is insanely fast for applications that use it to its potential. Its also insanely expensive at over AED 3,500. Intel’s Extreme Edition of CPUs have always been their highest end desktop processors at the time...

By InsideHW on -

In the beginning of 2010, Intel presented their first CPUs manufactured in 32 nm lithography, therefore beginning the Tick phase. This refers to Intel’s development model, called Tick-Tock, designating two phases in development. The Tick phase...

By ITP.net on 100

There’s no denying the 980X is an impressive beast. The only issue is that it’s still ahead of the software curve, so unless you’re already using multi-threaded software, it’s better to wait for the 980X’s price to drop...

By Atomic MPC on 97

The chip to beat for this decade so...

By X-bit Labs on -

Although Gulftown processor is not only the first six-core CPU, but also the first processor manufactured exclusively with 32 nm process, we wouldn’t call it a new generation solution. In fact, Intel offered us exactly the same things that we have...

By ComputerPowerUser on 80

Meanwhile, in Intel’s epic thumb war with AMD, Intel once more finds itself without a competitor—nothing from AMD is even close—and for the time being will have to be satisfied twiddling its...

By BeHardware on -

There’s no doubt about it, the Core i7-980X is, by far and away, the highest performance processor currently on the market. A veritable technological demonstration, it impresses with a spec made possible by Intel’s mastery of the...

By DigitalVersus on 100

The Intel range The Core i7 900 processors arrived in November 2008 with three models, the 920, the 940 and the 965 Extreme, all of which were quad-core CPUs. The iT 980X only came much later, in March 2010. Apart from being manufactured with more...

By Good Gear Guide on 100

The Intel Core i7 980X is simply the fastest processor available to consumers. It is the unchallenged performance king, on just about any test. However, the margin of difference in performance, between this six-core and the older four-core processors...

By itreviews.com on -

Intel has worked wonders to shoehorn six CPU cores into an LGA1366 desktop processor with a reasonable power draw and modest cooling requirements. The fact that it charges the same price for 980X as it does for the 975X is simply amazing, but...