Intel's new top of the line Core i7 4960X Ivy Bridge Extreme processor has arrived, which delivers six cores and twelve threads of unlocked potential to anyone who can afford it. Its $990 asking price is pretty steep, but for anyone who needs the 4960X, it's a small price to pay when all things are considered. The manufacturing process on the chip is the same 22nm one as Intel's other new additions, with numerous additions to help it acheive new levels of performance. Quad Channel 1866MHz RAM support, 15MB of Intel Smart Cache, and a 130W TDP just like previous Extreme Edition processors makes this CPU an impressive part.
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