Intel Unleashes New Extreme Desktop Processor and DX79SR Motherboard

The answer to the question of which CPU/motherboard combo from Intel delivers the most extreme desktop performance is the Intel Extreme Edition Core i7-3970X (3.5GHz, 4GHz Turbo) CPU and the Extreme Series Intel Desktop Board DX79SR (Stormville), which are now available.

The 6-core Ivy Bridge beast of a processor offers up 15MB cache, 4 channels of DDR3 memory, integrated graphics, and of course it supports Hyper-Threading. The chip costs $1,059 in the box.

Intel DX79SR

As for the DX79SR motherboard, it features 8 DIMM slots and support for up to 64GB of system memory (DDR3-2400+ OC) as well as three PCIe 3.0 x 16 slots, two PCIe x1 slots, one PCI slot, up to six USB 3.0 and fourteen USB 2.0 ports, two FireWire ports, and eight SATA ports (four each at 6Gbps and 3Gbps). There’s an infrared receiver/transmitter on board, as well as a WiFi module/Bluetooth module and plenty of overclocking features.

The cost of the board is upwards of $300, which makes the two products a pricey combination, but there’s no doubt plenty of enthusiasts will splurge on the high-performing pair.
Via:  Intel
Mike Coyne 2 years ago

Finally, It is new Intel I7 3970X and new MB combo is best thing for top performance. I will wait for the review of new I7 3970X and several 1 to 2 year old X79 MB to test with new 3970X from Intel. My guess it will pas over 5.20 GHz (my guess it can be 5.3 to 5.4 GHz) overclocked with extreme water cooling system. If my guess is right on the overclocked. I can't wait to read the new top flagship Intel I7 3970X with new DX79SR motherboard soon. I knew it will beat the I7 990X on the games and on few programs.

realneil 2 years ago

The bar has just been reset. It's only a matter of being able to afford to play with it.

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