Intel Core i7 990X Extreme Edition 3.46GHz Socket LGA 1366
The Intel Core i7 990X Extreme Edition is based on the 32nm Westmere silicon, it offers an unlocked multiplier and bringing slightly higher clock speeds: 3.4GHz base and a maximum of 3.73GHz when Turbo Boost kicks in. The 990X comes with 12MB of L3 cache, sports a 130W TDP, and requires a socket LGA1366 motherboard.
Offers six processing cores.
Unlocked multiplier eases overclocking.
Faster than any other consumer desktop CPU.
Same price as previous chip champ.
Arriving a bit late in the generation.
Only slight speed bump over 980X.
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