6 Cores. 12 Threads. Say Hello to Intel's Gulftown!

Today at the Game Developers Conference, Intel previewed platforms featuring the latest Core i7-980X Extreme Edition processor, codenamed "Gulftown," the first 32nm, six-core processor with 12 computing threads.

We've put the shiny new Extreme processor through its paces inside our labs and we're mighty impressed that the Core i7-980X met our high expectations. Of course, at a cost of $1,000 per CPU, anything less than the fastest would have been a disappointment.

Check out a rundown of the latest and greatest from Intel with a walkthrough by Chris Angelini:

Core i7-980X: Hello, Six-Core Computing

For the full story, check out our full review here.

Stay tuned for more Gulftown coverage as we're currently working on a Gulftown vs. Bloomfield showdown.

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  • Great CPU for benchmarking or heavy workstation applications. Waste of money for a gaming rig... at this point in time anyways.
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  • I want to play Crysis, and I was wondering if anyone knows how well it runs on this CPU?
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  • followingtherulesI want to play Crysis, and I was wondering if anyone knows how well it runs on this CPU?


    ahahahahahahaha after buying this one the only crysis you'll be playing is a financial crysis...
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  • Great CPU for benchmarking or heavy workstation applications. Waste of money for a gaming rig... at this point in time anyways.
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  • would be much better if they can make it cheaper
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  • Only $167 per core....let me see this amounts to about $1002 for a processor. Looks good, wish the price was more affordable.
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