Intel Core i7-980X Extreme 6-Core Processor Review

Although they are not due to hit store shelves for a few more weeks, Intel is using the always exciting Game Developers Conference currently being held in San Francisco to officially unveil the new Core i7-980X Extreme processor. Intel's Extreme Edition processors have always been targeted at ultra enthusiasts and hardcore-gamers, so what better place to show off the fastest desktop processor for the PC to date?

The new Core i7-980X Extreme is an interesting animal, however, that requires much explanation. Although its branding implies that it may be just a simple speed-bump over the previous flagship Core i7-975 Extreme, the 980X is actually a totally different beast. Come on by and take a look...

Intel Core i7-980X Extreme 6-Core Processor

Intel Gulftown CPU Die: 50% More Cores, 50% More Cache ~ Same Power Consumption