|Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition Gulftown 3.33GHz LGA 1366 Six-Core Processor|
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|Conquer the world of extreme gaming with the fastest performing processor on the planet: the Intel Core i7 processor Extreme Edition. With faster, intelligent multi-core technology that accelerates performance to match your workload, it delivers an incredible breakthrough in gaming performance. But performance doesn't stop at gaming. You'll multitask 25 percent faster and unleash incredible digital media creation with up to 79 percent faster video encoding and up to 46 percent faster image rendering, plus incredible performance for photo retouching and editing. In fact, you'll experience maximum performance for whatever you do, thanks to the combination of Intel Turbo Boost technology and Intel Hyper-Threading technology (Intel HT technology), which activates full processing power exactly where and when you need it most.|
|Processor Model||Core i7-980X Extreme Edition|
|UPC||0675901038492, 0735858214209, 5032037010948, 5052179840104, 5052461659100, 735858214209|
|Clock Speed||3.33 GHz|
|CPU Socket Type||LGA 1366/Socket B|
|Multi-Core Technology||Six Core|
|Level 1 Size||64 KB|
|Installed Size||12 MB|
|Expansion / Connectivity|
|Compatible Slots||1 x processor - LGA1366 Socket|
|Bus Speed||DMI Speed - 6.4 GT/s|
|Manufacturing Process||32 nm|
|Architecture Features||Enhanced SpeedStep technology, Hyper-Threading Technology, integrated memory controller, Execute Disable Bit capability, Intel Virtualization Technology, Intel Turbo Boost Technology, Intel 64 Technology, streaming SIMD extensions 4.2|
|Package Type||Intel Boxed|
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The Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition 980X. Intel Core i7 EE 980X is the first processor based six-core Intel Hyper-Threading supported. Therefore, this processor is able to handle 12 threads simultaneously.
Simultaneos Multi Threading or Hyper-threading is a technology that allows each core in Nehalem-based processors to be able to process a 2-thread instruction at once simultaneously. So can improve application performance and multi-tasking.
This processor can handle 12 threads simultaneously. Three-channel memory support and the Turbo Boost feature is still present in this CPU. Core i7 980X is made with 32 nm production process, even as the ranks of Clarkdale processor that was launched some time ago.
Although it is said to resemble the architecture, of course there is something new that has Core i7 980X. L3 Cache Power Gating one of them. This is the energy saving feature that allows Gulftown have very low power consumption at idle.
specification which is owned by the Core i7 980X specification is similar to the Core i7 975. In addition to differences in the size of L3 cache, the architecture Gulftown like Bloomfield. Each of its core has 32 KB L1 instruction cache, 32KB L1 data cache, and dedicated L2 cache of 256 KB.
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Ultra X4 1200-Watt Modular Power Supply
ASUS P6T LGA1366 / i7 Intel X58 Motherboard
INTEL CORE i7 980X EXTREME SIX CORE 3.33Ghz GULFTOWN CPU (OC 4.0 MHz) with Tuniq TX-3 Thermal Paste
Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme Universal CPU Cooler 120mm Magnetic Fluid Dynamic LED Fan and Fan Controller/Heatsink Rev.1
CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel TR3X6G1600C8D
Kingston Hpyer-X Memory Cooler Fan
Diamond ATI Radeon HD 5970 GPU
WD 300GB VelociRaptor 10,000 rpm HD
Hitachi Deskstar 7K2000 2TG 7200rpm HD x2 encased in x2 Ultra Aluminum HD Cooler with Heatpipes
LITE-ON Black 12X Blu-ray Burner with Blu-ray 3D feature SATA Model iHBS112
Sony DVD Writer DRU-720A
ASUS Model U3S6 USB 3.0 & SATA 6Gb/s Add-on card
Cooler Master Excalibur 120mm Case Fan x2
5 x Rosewill RFX-80BL 80mm 2 Ball Bearing Blue LED Case Fan controlled with 3.5" Kaze Master Pro KM03-BK-3.5
(4) Machined "Diamond Knurl" Case Feet -- Black Anodized (http://www.mnpctech.com/Aluminum_Computer_Case_Feet.html)
Logitech X-540 5.1 Surround Speakers system w/Subwoofer
ViewSonic X Series VX2739WM 27" 1ms HDMI Full HD 1080p Widescreen LCD Monitor w/ 4 port USB-hub
Hope you enjoy,
I chose this processor mostly because I trust Intel and it was the best one at the time. With 6 cores AND Hyperthreading, I have more than enough processing cores for anything. Install was simple, as always. I have the processor water cooled, and heat doesn't seem to be an issue. I'm not overclocking it, but apparently I just have to press a button and it'll jump up to 4Ghz!
Little pricey, but the seller I got it from had it a bit cheaper. All-in-all, I love it!
Unlike its predecessors, this Extreme Edition chip actually comes with a usable heatsink/fan. Regardless, I never trust stock fans anyway. This chip runs great out of the box, within 10 minutes I had it clocked to 4.3Ghz with all "12" cores running. Needless to say, while being at a similar clock as my i7 920, this thing BLAZES! With the new 32nm process, this thing can not only take 12 beatings at once, but will also idle and load at fairly cooler temperatures.
This is a definite upgrade for any enthusiast looking to enter the Extreme market. I'd still not recommend it if you already own the i7 965 or 975, as the performance difference will not be as significant.
As technology is moving faster as time moves on, the need for this kind of proseesor becomes more and more a necessity. The only problem is that not many of the programs out there use this multi-core technology at this time and the ones that do are strictly commercial grade. Which in turn reduce the need for such an item as this. End story.