Intel Core i7-980X hexacore CPU gets rumored launch date

Gulftown set to hit on the ides of March?

Published Thu, Feb 25 2010 11:02 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:35 PM CST
If you are the sort of geek who has to have the fastest and most powerful CPU each time a new processor launches its time for an upgrade really soon. That Core i7-980x CPU with six cores we have been hearing about has a launch date set according to rumors.


The rumored launch of the new processor is set for March 14 to 16. The processor carries the Gulftown codename and has been spied up for preorder in Europe. The part uses 32nm build process and will have a 3.3GHz clock.

Other things we know include 12MB of L3 cache, a 130W TDP, and it will work on X58 boards with a BIOs update. Pricing has been seen at about $1,297. Cheap it ain't.

Shane is a long time technology writer who has been writing full time for over a decade. Shane will cover all sorts of news for TweakTown including tech and other topics. When not writing about all things geeky, he can be found at the track teaching noobs how to race cars.

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