Intel's Core i7-980X Extreme processor


The desktop's first six-core CPU would strike fear into the competition, if it had any
— 11:00 PM on March 10, 2010

Intel's dominance with the Nehalem Core i7s has been nearly complete, yet a replacement will soon arrive in the form of Gulftown, a six-core monster with 12MB of cache. How good is it? Should it replace your Pentium 4? Your Core 2 Quad Q6600? We investigate.

   
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