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Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition
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Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition


Overall rating 8.5/10

The 3.33GHz Core i7-980X is Intel's first 6-core processor. Based on the 32nm Westmere architecture, this Socket LGA1366 processor has a total of 12MB shared cache and works on the Intel X58 platform. It supports both HyperThreading and Intel Turbo Boost.

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Performance:
9
Features:
8.5
Value:
6.5
THE GOOD
Consumes less or equal power compared to Intel's competing quad-cores
Excellent overclocking potential
THE BAD
Costly