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6 Cores. 12 Threads. Say Hello to Intel's Gulftown!

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  1. topgear

    topgear Fast 'N' Furious Staff Member

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    The new Core i7-980X Extreme Edition processor costs $167 per core or $83 per thread.

    Today at the Game Developers Conference, Intel previewed platforms featuring the latest Core i7-980X Extreme Edition processor, codenamed "Gulftown," the first 32nm, six-core processor with 12 computing threads.

    We've put the shiny new Extreme processor through its paces inside our labs and we're mighty impressed that the Core i7-980X met our high expectations. Of course, at a cost of $1,000 per CPU, anything less than the fastest would have been a disappointment.

    Check out a rundown of the latest and greatest from Intel with a walkthrough by Chris Angelini

    http://www.tomshardware.com/news/intel-gulftown-hexacore-core-i7-extreme,9857.html

    The Full Review and Benchmarks

    My conclusion : Though ii offers some performance improvements in audio/video transcoding apps and photoshop and some compression tools there is no performance improvements in gaming and The high price does not justify the performance it offers.
     
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    holy f*ck only 6 cores with 12 threads? and i was thinking 8 superthreaded cores :razz:
     
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    Rs.50000/-(aprox.) for a processor? gaming rulez!
     
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    ^^ but games ( at least latest ones ) are not showing any performance improvements with it ... a OCed ( 3.33 GHz or 4 GHz with water cooling ) core i7 920 is best for gaming anyday and is very VFM too :p
     
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