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Intel preps i7 990X - sets CPU lovers hearts a flutter

Intel teases the world with the Core i7 990X Extreme Edition

Anthony Garreffa | Nov 23, 2010 at 06:09 pm CST (0 mins, 27 secs reading time)

Intel's next-gen Westmere 32nm based six-core CPU, the Core i7 990X Extreme Edition has been announced.

Intel preps i7 990X - sets CPU lovers hearts a flutter 274 | TweakTown.com

The 990X will have a stock frequency of 3.46GHz and have OC abilities up to 3.73GHz. 130W TDP, triple channel DDR3 support and a total of 12MB of cache. The $999+ pricing will have your wallets hurting.

Of course it has no integrated graphics (oh noes!), it will only "officially" support DDR3 1066 with unofficial support far beyond the 1333MHz mark. Q1 2011 seems to be the launch quarter, with a faster version in Q2.

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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