Intel Core i7-970 hexa-core starts hitting stores

Whuh? More than 800€ for this mainstream 'locked' Gulftown. Seriously, I advise ANYONE to cough up another 150€ and go for the 980X ... maybe that's what Intel is trying to do as well.

Without an official word, bragging or otherwise, Intel has begun to ship its second hexa-core processor, the non-Extreme Edition Core i7-970 - a 32nm Gulftown chip which doesn't have an unlocked multiplier like the i7-980X, and has a stock frequency of 3.20 GHz.

The new 6-core (LGA 1366) CPU features 12 threads, 12MB of L3 cache, an integrated triple-channel DDR3 memory controller, a TDP of 130W, and can be found in its boxed version, in the UK, priced at £705.52 / $1,089.16 .


Belgium Massman says:

Wouldn't be surprised if that's actually Intel's strategy. Instead of making Gulftown more accessible, they release a new product that is so expensive everyone will pay a tad more for the extreme edition.

No wonder there's no big news about this chip ...

Iran ViViD says:

+1 Massman Not Good News Price Is Too High :(

TaPaKaH says:

absolutely useless CPU with its current pricetag, reject 980X cost much less on ebay

Russian Federation NeoForce says:

locked multi, very high price - not gonna be hit of sales

United States steponz says:

On ebay you can get a 980x cheaper.. wouldn't be surpised if they drop the price on this...

I do wonder how it clocks though... :)

Norway knopflerbruce says:

I bet it clocks like a 980x. But I agree, it's useless at that price point. If they shave off $100-150, then it looks better.

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