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Hardware Roundup: Intel Core i7 980X Edition

Category: CPU's
Posted: March 10, 2010 10:42PM
Author: Nemo

Westmere, Gulftown, Nehalem - all the code names can get confusing, but the Intel Core i7 980X processor, codenamed 'Gulftown', is based on the 32nm Nehalem micro-architecture code named 'Westmere'. Whatever. What's under the hood are six execution cores with Hyper-Threading Technology for a total of twelve threads. Along with the increase in cores comes a bump in the L3 Smart Cache to 12MB. All this while still fitting in the LGA 1366 socket. The processor is also one of Intel's Extreme Edition CPUs with a clock speed of 3.33GHz and a price tag of around $999. So is it worth it? Read on to find out.

Intel Core i7 980X @ OCC
Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition "Gulftown" @ HardwareHeaven
Intel Core i7-980X Extreme 6-Core Processor @ HotHardware
Intel Core i7-980X Gulftown Processor @ Benchmark Reviews
Intel Core i7-980X @ Neoseeker
Intel Core i7-980X Gulftown Hexa-core Processor @ PC Perspective
Intel Core i7-980X 32nm LGA-1366 Six Core CPU @ TweakTown
Intel's Core i7-980X Extreme Edition - Ready for Sick Scores? @ Techgage
Intel's Core i7-980X Extreme processor @ Tech Report
Intel Core i7 980X Extreme 6 Core Gulftown Desktop CPU @ Motherboards.org (YouTube link)
Intel's new Gulftown Six Core CPU meets LN2 Extreme Cooling @ TweakTown
Intel I7-980X Gulftown Six Core Processor @ Tweaknews
Intel i7 980x (Extreme) @ Bjorn3D
Intel Core i7 980X 6 Core Gulftown CPU @ Motherboards.org
Intel Core i7-980X Processor Extreme Edition @ Legit Reviews



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