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Intel Launches First 8-Core Desktop Processor With X99 Chipset

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Intel has just brought out a solution to all the worries of a Power PC user. The processor manufacturing giant unveiled its first 8-core processed which comes with 16 threads. The new processor is called the Intel® Core i7-5960X processor Extreme Edition and was previously known as Haswell-E.

The Processor was previously called the Haswell-E

The Processor was previously called the Haswell-E

The processor has been specially developed for the folks who demand excruciating performance from their systems. Intel says the new processors offer the speed, cores, overclocking and platform capabilities that the users had been demanding from them. They say this is the beginning to the ‘reimagination of the desktop.’ These processors are expected to churn out faster speeds on cooler temperatures.”

As you must have probably realized by now, the Core i7-5960X is not light on specs. It is combined with the new Intel® X99 Chipset and is the first Intel desktop platform to support DDR4 memory. It offers a massive 16-thread performance and quad-channel memory for content creation, gaming and multitasking. That is some serious machinery right there.

One of the first systems going for this processor is the amazing and uniquely styled Alienware Area-51, which comes with some imposing exteriors that truly stands up to the Alienware brand. Alienware’s general manager Frank Azor said “It was an easy decision to work with Intel to bring its new eight-core extreme processor to our new flagship gaming desktop, the Alienware Area-51. Using new overclocking and monitoring features in Alienware Command Center 4.0, we’ve been able to really push the processors to the fullest extent and are seeing impressive overclocking headroom. This new Intel processor lineup is the perfect choice for gamers who demand the absolute best performance from their systems.”

Intel has been working with industry partners to take advantage of this new platform. Key OEMs, memory vendors, motherboard vendors and graphics partners will help grow this enthusiast centric ecosystem. These Extreme Edition-based systems are the ultimate dream-come-true for any enthusiast looking for a high def, lagless performance.

The X-99 chipset is expected is capable of some insane performance delivery

The X-99 chipset is capable of some insane performance delivery

Many of these new platforms based on the Intel X99 Chipset are also Thunderbolt Ready. When paired with a Thunderbolt 2 add-in card, a blazing-fast connection to your PC at 20 Gbps is enabled. Data intensive tasks such as 4K video editing, 3-D rendering and game development all strongly benefit from the performance of Thunderbolt 2.

Intel will launch three new SKUs that will be available next week ranging from six to eight cores and will be priced from $389 to $999. The processors are priced on the higher end which is a given considering its massive performance and the convenience it provides in undertaking high-intensity projects with ease. Hope we get our hands on this soon and go for some insane gaming weekends.

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  • Palash Sharma

    And how do you measure the performance? Synthetic benchmarks, wow! Sir please! Heard of real world performance? Heard of opteron? 12-16cores?
    It’s about time people like me stopped believing in synthetic tests for obvious reasons.

  • Anunay Mandal

    AMD>intel

  • Subhajyoti Go Lui

    AMD be like – ” Meh! Tell me new story”

  • Palash Sharma

    Heard of its cost!? Heard of amd opteron? -.- Use the internet wisely. :)

  • Saurabh Salokhe

    Heard intel xeon ? core series processor are desktop processor unlike xeon “workstation processor” wich are already 8 core. Intel’s core i7 eg: 4790K can easily beat any 8 core AMD processor that is 4 core VS 8 core.
    -conclusion- Its not about cores its about engineering and its architecture to achieve that level of performance.

  • Abhi Bhat

    Intel Core i7 980x :)

  • Rishi Kambil

    fx 6300 it is

  • Palash Sharma

    Most of us do realize that it is a sort of 4×2 cores arrangement, but then it was the first to be called 8 core out there. World survives on marketing. Maybe that is why AMD is so unsuccessful in India. ^_^

  • Arun Golla

    Technically there are only four modules in bulldozer.And two cores per module and the cores in bulldozer aren’t the same as the regular cores. To ELI5, two cores share a single cache making them not so “Core”

  • Palash Sharma

    Stop misleading people! ‘First intel 8 core Desktop processor’ not ‘First 8 core processor’
    Heard of AMD, anyone!? -_-!

  • Abhi Bhat

    Proud Owner Of First 6 Core Processor B|

  • Rishi Ramesh

    LOL.. AMD uses it since a very long time

  • Utkarsh Talwar
  • Abdulhaq

    What about Pentium HasWell Processors ?