Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition i7-990x Hexa-core 6 Core 3.46 GHz Processor - Socket B LGA-1366

1.50 MB - 12 MB Cache - 3200 MHz Bus Speed - Yes - 32 nm - 130 W - MPN: BX80613I7990X
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Hardcore multitaskers rejoice. Fly through everything you do on your PC - from playing intense 3D games to creating and editing digital video, music, and photos. With the high performance platform capabilities of Intel X58 Express Chipset-based motherboards, along with faster, intelligent multi-core technology that applies processing power dynamically when its needed most, PCs based on the Intel Core i7-980X processor Extreme Edition deliver incredible performance with a rich feature set.
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Product Title Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition i7-990x Hexa-core 6 Core 3.46 GHz Processor - Socket B LGA-1366
Manufacturer Intel
Lowest Price $1,499.99 from Amazon.com Marketplace
Power Score 3.4 | 2 Reviews
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Intel Core i7 990X Extreme Edition 3.46GHz Socket LGA 1366
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Apr 14, 2011

Testseek.com has collected 71 expert reviews for Intel Core i7 990X Extreme Edition 3.46GHz Socket LGA 1366 and the average expert rating is 82 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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Intel Core i7-990X
2.5 Star Review  productwiki.com - Apr 6, 2011

The Intel Core i7-990X is a top-of-the-line hexa-core processor that claimed the place of Intels flagship commercial processor from the Intel Core i7-980X. The 990X improves upon the 980X in terms of clock speed only as it is clocked at 3.46GHz as compared to the 980Xs 3.33GHz (with a max turbo frequency of 3.73GHz with Turbo Boost technology as opposed to 3.6GHz). Otherwise, the two hexa-core processors sport the same features and technologies, including: a 12MB cache, 32nm micro-architecture, Hyper-Threading technology and a 130-watt max TDP. The i7-990Xs 32nm architecture allows it to provide more processing power than 45nm chips while requiring less power than a 45nm chip of equivalent processing capability. Its Hyper-Threading technology allows the i7-990X to effectively behave as if it had 12 cores as each physical core is seen by a computers OS as two cores, allowing each core to handle twice as many tasks simultaneously. Meanwhile, the i7-990Xs Turbo Boost technology ... PROS: (1) unlocked multiplier - easily overclocked for the enthusiast looking for the best performance possible (2) built on a 32nm fabrication process - smaller transistors than the competition, allows for faster clock speeds while using less power, producing less heat (3) extreme performance - 6 cores with 12 threads running at 3.45GHz (3.73GHz with TurboBoost) (4) fastest consumer chip available (5) bragging rights ... CONS: (1) massive cost (2) 130W TPD - designed to run quite hot, needs enthusiast cooling to run quietly and efficiently (3) performance gains over CPUs in the $200-300 range are minimal, not worth it for the vast majority of consumers (4) Tricky to install and MASSIVE stock heatsink.

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Hardcore multitaskers rejoice. Fly through everything you do on your PC - from playing intense 3D games to creating and editing digital video, music, and photos. With the high performance platform capabilities of Intel X58 Express Chipset-based motherboards, along with faster, intelligent multi-core technology that applies processing power dynamically when its needed most, PCs based on the Intel Core i7-980X processor Extreme Edition deliver incredible performance with a rich feature set.
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Product Title Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition i7-990x Hexa-core 6 Core 3.46 GHz Processor - Socket B LGA-1366
Manufacturer Intel
Lowest Price $1,499.99 from Amazon.com Marketplace
Power Score 3.4 | 2 Reviews
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Today's Average: $1,505.97
Today's Lowest: $1505.97
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Expert Reviews
Intel Core i7 990X Extreme Edition 3.46GHz Socket LGA 1366
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Apr 14, 2011

Testseek.com has collected 71 expert reviews for Intel Core i7 990X Extreme Edition 3.46GHz Socket LGA 1366 and the average expert rating is 82 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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Intel Core i7-990X
2.5 Star Review  productwiki.com - Apr 6, 2011

The Intel Core i7-990X is a top-of-the-line hexa-core processor that claimed the place of Intels flagship commercial processor from the Intel Core i7-980X. The 990X improves upon the 980X in terms of clock speed only as it is clocked at 3.46GHz as compared to the 980Xs 3.33GHz (with a max turbo frequency of 3.73GHz with Turbo Boost technology as opposed to 3.6GHz). Otherwise, the two hexa-core processors sport the same features and technologies, including: a 12MB cache, 32nm micro-architecture, Hyper-Threading technology and a 130-watt max TDP. The i7-990Xs 32nm architecture allows it to provide more processing power than 45nm chips while requiring less power than a 45nm chip of equivalent processing capability. Its Hyper-Threading technology allows the i7-990X to effectively behave as if it had 12 cores as each physical core is seen by a computers OS as two cores, allowing each core to handle twice as many tasks simultaneously. Meanwhile, the i7-990Xs Turbo Boost technology ... PROS: (1) unlocked multiplier - easily overclocked for the enthusiast looking for the best performance possible (2) built on a 32nm fabrication process - smaller transistors than the competition, allows for faster clock speeds while using less power, producing less heat (3) extreme performance - 6 cores with 12 threads running at 3.45GHz (3.73GHz with TurboBoost) (4) fastest consumer chip available (5) bragging rights ... CONS: (1) massive cost (2) 130W TPD - designed to run quite hot, needs enthusiast cooling to run quietly and efficiently (3) performance gains over CPUs in the $200-300 range are minimal, not worth it for the vast majority of consumers (4) Tricky to install and MASSIVE stock heatsink.

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