Core i7-990X is a little upset that no one is paying attention to it. Instead everyone is focused on what is a mid-range series of processors named SandyBridge that hangs out with a friend that doesn’t like storage devices. It is after all the fastest that Intel offers and has support for a lot of features that SB won’t have until the high end series is finally released.
"I hate to brag, but with six cores at 3.46GHz, a Turbo peak of 3.73GHz, 12MB of L3 cache, and three channels of DDR3 memory, I’m kind of a big deal. Add in the fact that my upper multipliers are unlocked so that I can be overclocked, and you can see why my asking price is one dollar short of a grand. If you still don’t get it, just know that the valedictorian at your high school would probably have a nerdgasm over me. That’s the sort of response I tend to provoke among dudes who know what I am. And ladies, of course. Both of them are pretty excited, too."
Here are some more Processor articles from around the web:
- Intel Core i7 990X Hexcore 1366 @ OC3D
- Intel I7 -2600K Sandybridge Review @ Tweaknews
- Intel Celeron Dual Core E3300 CPU Review @ BayReviews
- Workstation & Server CPU Comparison Guide @ TechARP
- CPU Performance Comparison Guide @ TechARP
- Mobile CPU Comparison Guide Rev 6.7 @ TechARP
- Foxconn AHD1S "AMD APU Onboard" Motherboard Review @ Madshrimps
- AMD E-350 Accelerated Processor @ X-bit Labs