The new Core i7-980X Extreme Edition processor costs $167 per core or $83 per thread.
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:
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.