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Intel’s Six-core Core i7 Chip is On it’s Way!

Written on July 20, 2010 by Adam Eve

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There's a new processor coming in town, and more older processors in a lower price. Introducing, Intel's Core i7 970.

introduced a six-core Core i7 desktop processor last Monday. Core i7-970 processor will run at 3.2 GHz and will have 12MB of L3 cache. This is the second six-core desktop chip launched by after the Core i7-980X Extreme Edition.

Intel offers standard Core i7 processors for high-end desktops and Core i7 Extreme Edition for hardcore gamers. The newest six-core chip is an attempt to trickle down chips of the same kind, and fast performance from the Extreme Edition to the main Core i7 line up. It should bring a new level of performance to the group of products. The processor is priced at $885 in units of 1,000. It is made using the 32-nanometer manufacturing process, which boosts system performance.

The company also cut price on some desktop and server chips by up to 48%. The lower-end Core i7-870 now costs $294 – based from the company’s price list that was published last Sunday. Intel also cut price on some dual- and quad-core and workstation chips, including the 5400 series belonging to the X, L, and E units. From $589, the processor is now $328.

Core i5-760 desktop processor also started its shipping last Monday. This processor will run at 2.8GHz and includes 4MB of L3 cache. The chip is made using the 45-nanometer manufacturing process.

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