Intel Core i7 990X Extreme Edition 3.46GHz Socket LGA 1366

  • Intel Core i7 990X Extreme Edition 3.46GHz Socket LGA 1366
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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.

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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 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 inside! 86...

By iXBT Labs on -

This time we'd like to offer you the summarized test results of as many as 71 processors. This generally marks the end of the year, not the end of another test method's life cycle (like the last time). We believe this summary contains all important...

By iXBT Labs on -

Today we shall focus on Intel Core i7 processors, in particular those outperforming Core i7-880. Firstly, we need to retest them with our new test method. Secondly, the new LGA2011 platform is to be announced very soon, and we'll need these test...

By Vortez on -

With the imminent arrival of Sandy Bridge-E in November, the X58 chipset will finally give way to its rightful successor leaving the current generation Extreme Edition i7 990x in a somewhat awkward position. As mentioned in our introduction, the time...

By HardwareHeaven on 100

For those who want high end performance to maximise productivity or for gaming with maximum framerates, there is no better CPU than the 990X to pair a high end GPU (or multiple GPUs)...

By PCPer on -

With all the news and excitement about the Sandy Bridge architecture, platform and processors from Intel since their launch in January, it is easy to overlook the Nehalem architecture that continues to sell and be integrated into the fastest...

By Atomic MPC on 85

Expensive, incremental update of the impressive i7...

By Legit Reviews on -

When price isn't an issue and you need a processor that will chew up anything you throw at it with a smile on its face, the Intel Core i7 990X Extreme Edition Processor is the perfect processor for you!...

By Ocaholic on -

With its recent Gulftown CPU's Intel has a really fast processor in its portfolio. But as usual their extreme processors come at a very high price tag. For CHF 1179.- (est. EUR 786.-) you get this very exclusive piece of hardware which is future proof...

By HEXUS.net on 70

We feel a computer-car analogy coming up, as the Core i7 990X is in some ways a lot like a Bugatti Veyron Super Sport. Intel's straight-six chip is imbued with a 3.73GHz Turbo injection that makes it faster than ever, but like the Super Sport it'll be...

By Phoronix on -

Image resizing with GraphicsMagick narrowed the delta between the Sandy Bridge and Gulftown CPUs. The Core i7 990X Extreme Edition was 94% faster than the Core i5 2500K and 18% faster than the Core i7 970. The greater number of cores with the...

By X-bit Labs on -

After we completed the first tests of Sandy Bridge processors, the verdict was extremely positive. Intel engineers did a great job on the new microarchitecture, so the actual products based on it ended up with a great combination of consumer...

By PC Mag on 80

At $999, the Intel Core i7-990X is unquestionably pricey. But it's the fastest chip you'll find, especially if your business or personal computer use thrives on highly threaded workloads. Buy it...

By TechRadar on 80

Monstrous. We think that's a fairly apt term for a processor like the Intel Core i7 990X Extreme Edition.It's vast, and possibly a little vulgar, in terms of sheer size, performance and importantly cost.The i7 990X is one of Intel's classic Extreme...

By Bit-tech.net on 60

We lauded the i7-980X when it launched, as it justified its exorbitant price with its extra pair of cores and better overclocking potential compared with other LGA1366 CPUs. The i7-990X shares these features but enters a changed market, due to Intel's...

By HotHardware on -

Unfortunately, or fortunately as the case may be, this portion of our evaluation is going to be rather dry, tasteless or otherwise devoid of flavor. You see, when you bump a processor's clock speed up by about 3.5% or so, the performance increase...

By Kitguru.net on 95

Expensive products, but the performance available is incredible. Well worth the money. Both products earn our highest award, if you have the disposable budget then this should be your next...

By Computer Shopper on 87

The 990X pushes desktop processing to new levels for media creators and editors, but it’s only slightly faster than its predecessor and as extreme as ever on price....

By The Tech Report on -

Well, I told you I was the finest PC processor on the planet, and now I've backed it up through 16 pages and some ridiculous number of benchmarks. I don't want to put too fine a point on it, but I am probably the zenith of human technological...