Intel's 6-core Gulftown to debut as Core i7 980X

By Jos ยท 10 replies
Dec 14, 2009
  1. PC online has leaked an Intel published slide showing what appears to be the official branding for its upcoming six-core Gulftown processor. Long rumored to be released with the Core i9 identifier, the 32nm Westmere based chip will reportedly debut as the Core i7 980X instead, featuring 3.3GHz clock speeds and a whopping 12MB of L3 cache.

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  2. pcnthuziast

    pcnthuziast TS Booster Posts: 322   +8

    In a word... WOW!!!
  3. compdata

    compdata TechSpot Paladin Posts: 529   +7

    Now lets hope for more programs (that mere mortals can pay for) that actually use more then one core at a time :)
  4. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,714   +855

    Those are some incredible specs. Even though there is essentially no software that can make use of that technology yet, I may have to get one just for bragging rights. ;-)
  5. Se7enVII

    Se7enVII TS Rookie Posts: 49

  6. dummybait

    dummybait TS Rookie Posts: 45

    BUAHAHA love your true
  7. matchu

    matchu TS Enthusiast Posts: 100

    Tom. That was amazing =P

    1000 dollar bragging rights... i think i'll just build a new computer to brag with instead!
  8. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 2,654   +1,093

    I'm more interested in AMD's solution. What performance and at what price it will be? That is the question. ^_^
  9. Cueto_99

    Cueto_99 TS Booster Posts: 248   +12

    Now...why did Intel branded it as Core i7... this is a new level of performance (althought it hasn't been benchmarked, it has six cores), and process manufacturing (32nm)... IMHO Intel should have named it Core i9
  10. jgvmx

    jgvmx TS Rookie Posts: 45

    Sounds very impressive... as well as pricey. Well, at least Intel isn't planning to release it on yet another socket. As for AMD, i wonder if they will pull out their product in time to compete with Intel offerings?
  11. hheemmpp

    hheemmpp TS Rookie

    I wish I could get one but I can all ready tell its gunna be a small fortune like a core i7 :p
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