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Tuesday, 23 November 2010 11:51

Intel's i7 990X six-core comes in Q1 2011

Written by Fuad Abazovic
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3.46 to 3.73GHz with Turbo

Back in August, we wrote about the Intel's next generation Westmere 32nm based six-core branded as Core i7 990X Extreme (Expensive) Edition.

We said that the CPU has a 3.46GHz stock clock and the ability to OC all the way to 3.73GHz for some of all six-cores it has. We also told you that this 130W CPU has three channel DDR3 memory support and total of 12MB cache. Let's not forget that people who get this $999+ part will end up with a twelve hyper-treaded, pretend to be real, cores.

It is 32nm but it doesn’t have any integrated graphics but we can tell you that in is planned to see this new CPU in Q1 2011. Memory freaks won’t be thrilled with joy to learn that fastest Intel CPU will officially only support DDR3 1066 and unofficially of course well over 1333MHz.

There is an indication that after Q2 2011 there might be a new, faster version of Westmere-based Extreme Edition six-cores but there are no any assurances at this time.

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+33 #1 Tr0y 2010-11-23 12:27
$999+ ? OK, so it is 5x more expensive than my AMD Phenom II X6 1090T. But will it be 5x as fast too? ;-)
 
 
+18 #2 East17 2010-11-23 12:34
Who pays 1000$ for a CPU ? :) How much of an idiot bored with your own money must you be to throw them out the window. But, INTEL always relied on the fact that their buyers are snobs and they still buy INTEL like 20 years ago : "because their processors are reliable and don't get too hot". AMD CPUs are clones :)
 
 
+13 #3 Tr0y 2010-11-23 12:44
Quoting East17:
But, INTEL always relied on the fact that their buyers are snobs ...



So you say 80% of us are snobs :o
(Intel has a merket share of 80%. AMD has about 12%).
 
 
+8 #4 genetix 2010-11-23 12:55
Article is just damn funny. Not because of anti-AMDism, but the fact that it's true and. atm, intel marketing team decesions on increase price tag on low level 6-cores so no regular customer could ever afford these cores. :D

I see this as incredibly stupid move from Intel as their Sandy Bridge LGA1155 price tag is 349 euros with doubled AVX bitrates which nobody will still buy. Sandy Bridge is a idiotic PR crap with no real performance until Q3/2011.

Now, I though intel wanted people to buy their new fancy product and be cool to have 6c/12t monster (even with 4.80GT/s decraded I7-970), but obviously they don't even wanna sell the cores and instead they sell I7-950.

Intel seriously should consider business deal next with Hackman frying pans.
 
 
+16 #5 East17 2010-11-23 13:22
Quoting Tr0y:
Quoting East17:
But, INTEL always relied on the fact that their buyers are snobs ...



So you say 80% of us are snobs :o
(Intel has a market share of 80%. AMD has about 12%).


Not all of the 80%. Lets say 80% out of those 80%. So around 65% of the market is misinformed and buy according to their lack of knowledge.

How else could INTEL maintain their 80% share in the Pentium 4 era? Over half a decade INTEL had inferior products when compared with AMD but the market ratio never changed.

This can be explained by 2 things : buyers lack of knowledge and INTEL's bribes and monopolistic policies.
 
 
+21 #6 Alexko 2010-11-23 13:47
Quoting Tr0y:
Quoting East17:
But, INTEL always relied on the fact that their buyers are snobs ...



So you say 80% of us are snobs :o
(Intel has a merket share of 80%. AMD has about 12%).









VIA must be thrilled to learn that they have a market share of 8%! :D
 
 
+5 #7 1d10t 2010-11-23 14:34
Quoting Alexko:
VIA must be thrilled to learn that they have a market share of 8%! :D


or maybe ARM :)

but seriously...$1000 for just one lousy processor?i'd rather go for two Xeon Nehalem...
 
 
+9 #8 Bl0bb3r 2010-11-23 14:34
Quoting Tr0y:
So you say 80% of us are snobs :o



He probably meant that people that would buy those overpriced processors are snobs... and I doubt 80% of the market owns such expensive chips.

But yeah, nice one with that VIA @ 8% market share. :D
 
 
-1 #9 Jermelescu 2010-11-23 18:12
LOL! With ~1000$ I'll buy an AMDCPU and a couple of 6950 @ Crossfire, or ANTILLES, maybe?
Hard to choose between AMD + GPU or a freakin' 990X built and meant for SNOBS... [maybe 0.0001% of the PC users use a 990X at full power, the rest are "look at me, I have the most superexpensive CPU and I use it to play farmville]
 
 
+2 #10 Tr0y 2010-11-23 20:17
- Intel delays mobile Dual Core Sandy Bridge till at least Feb. 2011.

- Allows it's partners only to sell more expensive mobile Quad Core Sandy Bridge in Jan. 2011 (original schedule).

- Reason: give partners time to sell old processors first (continuing weakness in demand for new PCs / notebooks).

[note: arrogant Intel f*cks it's clients once more]
 

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