New Octa-Core Intel i7 Extreme Edition CPU to be Launched in 2H 2014

New Octa-Core Intel i7 Extreme Edition CPU to be Launched in 2H 2014

Intel has officially announced the new Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition, the company’s first true octa-core desktop CPU. Naturally, you expect this to trickle down from the Xeon line-up as has been the case for Intel's Extreme processors for the last few generations. Not only is it a true 8-core CPU, it still has Hyper-threading support, so that means this beast can crunch up to 16 simultaneous thread processes! It is slated to be available by the second half of this year.

(Image Source: Intel)

Also popularly codenamed as the Haswell-E processor, Intel will also launch X99 chipset that is the next generation chipset to support the new processor. Collectively, the new desktop platform will offer support for DDR4 RAM - the first Intel platform to jump to the next generation memory standard.

The new Haswell-E processor will replace the existing Ivy Bridge-E processor that was launched in September 2013.

(Source: Intel)

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