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ottoyu34
06-11-2010, 03:57 PM
When you thought your 980X is going to last you for a while.
The i7 970 looks nice to me :)


Intel is working on a newer high-end processor SKU based on its 32 nm "Gulftown" six-core design, the Core i7 990X Extreme Edition. It is reportedly slated for Q4 2010. As with most other Extreme Edition SKUs, the 990X will feature a higher default BClk multipler, and a higher resulting clock speed. Like the Core i7 980X Extreme Edition, it will feature an unlocked BClk multipler to help with overclocking. Gulftown features six cores on a monolithic die, with a triple-channel DDR3 IMC, and 12 MB of L3 cache. The launch of 990X is said to have been pulled forward by a quarter, as it was earlier reported to launch in Q1 2011.

The other six-core processor that is said to release before the 990X is the Core i7 970, a standard (non-XE, limited BClk multiplier) SKU that will be positioned in the upper-Performance segment, above current Core i7 quad-core SKUs. The Core i7 970 is slated for Q3 2010.

Source: http://www.techpowerup.com/124334/Intel_to_Release_Core_i7_990X_Extreme_Edition_Six-Core_Processor_in_Q4_2010.html

martin_metal_88
06-11-2010, 04:50 PM
they are capable of putting it on a new socket...lol...They are better not:P 32 Nm is a good thing:)less power for more power:P

ottoyu34
06-11-2010, 06:58 PM
It's not necessary for a new socket since these are just gulftowns. the non-EE 970 is a great item, it should oc just as well as the 980X

martin_metal_88
06-11-2010, 09:59 PM
I know it's not necessary but they are capable of doing it XD It would be nice to have some review here

ottoyu34
06-12-2010, 11:37 PM
Im quite interested in the i7 970 if the price is right.

martin_metal_88
06-13-2010, 02:29 PM
You already have a 930 and a 980X do you really need to upgrade:P