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    Default First Intel 6-core CPU now on sale

    For those who crave more speed and power under the hood.

    The six-core processor will run at speeds up to 3.6GHz and include 12MB of L3 cache, according to the website, which lists the details in German. Each core will be able to run two threads, which means the processor will be able to run 12 core simultaneously for faster processing. The processor will support DDR3 memory.

    Intel until now has sold dual-core and quad-core chips for desktops. Intel has sold six-core chips only for servers. The six-core, Xeon 7400 series of chips, code-named Dunnington, were based on the Penryn architecture and originally released in 2008.

    The Gulftown chips bring speed and power enhancements over Intel's existing chips for enthusiast desktops. In addition to more cores, the processors will cut existing bottlenecks to enable faster data transfers. The chips are made using the advanced 32-nanometer process, which will reduce power leaks compared to earlier quad-core chips, which were made using the 45-nm process.

    The Gulftown chip could also be the first in a new wave of processors released by Intel made using the 32-nm process. The chip maker earlier this year launched the first 32-nm process chips for mainstream desktops and laptops.

    Source First Intel 6-core PC processor now on sale News - PC Advisor

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    All these new Processors being released. Intel, AMD, NVidia........, my eyes gain in size and my mouth waters !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    I'm looking forward to these being on the UK market, presently using Intel i7 950 on Asus Rampage II Extreme ... but the only way is up

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    I want one of these, but in a non extreme version. $1K USD is a bit steep!

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    Quote Originally Posted by L.W View Post
    All these new Processors being released. Intel, AMD, NVidia........, my eyes gain in size and my mouth waters !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    and yet my pockets are empty! we need a crying smiley!!!!

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    AMD is gettin some awesome processors line up Intel are a bit on higher side..

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