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Old 01-04-2011, 05:39 PM   #1
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Default ECS confirms Core i7-990X

We've already seen plenty of rumours and leaks about Intel's Core i7-990X, but the unreleased chip has now been unofficially confirmed by a motherboard manufacturer. ECS decided to update its website early, leaking all the info about the chip in the process. You just need to head over to the page for ECS' X58B-A3 SLI motherboard and click on the CPU tab to see for yourself.

According to the site, the Core i7-990X runs at 3.46GHz, although the TurboBoost speed hasn't been revealed yet. ECS also says the CPU will have a toasty TDP of 135W, which is 5W higher than the TDP of the Core i7-980X.

Otherwise, the chip looks basically the same as the 980X, featuring B1 stepping and 12MB of Level 3 cache, meaning this chip is basically just a clock-bumped six-core CPU.

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Default Re: ECS confirms Core i7-990X

too bad no one likes ECS
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... and your probably gonna be better of going for the cheaper 980X in increasing the CPU multiplier up by 1.
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Old 01-11-2011, 03:40 PM   #4
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... and your probably gonna be better of going for the cheaper 980X in increasing the CPU multiplier up by 1.
yep, because someone has already got a benchmark on the chip: PassMark Intel vs AMD CPU Benchmarks - High End

Very top of the list, the 980x is on the very heels of this 990x, more like 995x, there is another mysterious cpu, a 2600k, what exactly is that?
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yep, because someone has already got a benchmark on the chip: PassMark Intel vs AMD CPU Benchmarks - High End
Remember though that the 980X clocked at 995X speeds will match it performance wise.

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...there is another mysterious cpu, a 2600k, what exactly is that?
The 2600K is currently the top-end LGA1155 Sandy Bridge CPU.
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