Intel has now announced the fourth generation of Core i7 Extreme processors. These new processors are based on the Ivy Bridge-E architecture and uses the LGA 2011 socket found on X79 motherboards. The processors will feature an improved architecture, new extensions to the x86 instrution set, VTx and VT-d technologies, and support for AVX instructions. Furthermore, the processors officially support 3.0 PCI Express, which should remove any bottleneck imposed by any graphics card or other PCI Express card setup currently available on the market, along with a quad-channel memory controller that supports DDR3-1866 memory. The stock speeds on the processors have also been increased by either 100 MHz or 200 MHz depending on the SKU, and this is done while maintaining the same TDP of 130 W found on older Extreme processors.
The prices will range between $310 and $990, and the processors should be launched next week during Intel Development Forum.
|Model||Cores/Threads||Frequency||Turbo frequency||L3 Cache||Memory||TDP|
|Core i7-4820K||4/8||3.7 GHz||3.9 GHz||10 MB||DDR3-1866||130 W|
|Core i7-4930K||6/12||3.4 GHz||3.9 GHz||12 MB||DDR3-1866||130 W|
|Core i7-4960X||6/12||3.6 GHz||4.0 GHz||15 MB||DDR3-1866||130 W|
For a more in depth look at the flagship, the Core i7-4960X, take a look at Ccokeman's review
Source: CPU World