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Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Intel six-core i7-990X its fastest desktop chip yet
Intel started shipping the six-core Core i7-990X Extreme Edition processor on Monday, calling it the fastest Intel desktop processor ever.
The processor runs at a clock speed of 3.46GHz and has overclocking features that allow users to manually crank up the speed, Intel said. The chip includes 12MB of cache and draws 130 watts of power.
The processor's overclocking features could appeal to hardcore gamers, 3D artists and media enthusiasts, Intel
said in a blog entry
The chip is based on the old Westmere architecture and is not affected by Intel's
recent announcement of a chipset flaw
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