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Intel Core i7-3960X is an extreme edition Sandy Bridge chip

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 14 Nov 2011 12:54

Intel Core i7-3960X is an extreme edition Sandy Bridge chip Intel has unveiled a chip for the "we have too much money crowd," the Core i7-3960X.
The Extreme Edition Sandy Bridge chip is six-core, 12-thread at 3.3GHz.

Additionally, the chip supports up to four channels of DDR3 memory, has 15MB of L3 cache, and can be overclocked with one click to 3.9GHz with Intel's Turbo Boost.

The processor uses 130W TDP and will cost above $1000 at retail, given that Intel is selling it at $990 wholesale.

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