"Intel launched a bevy of new processors, including its
highest-end desktop CPU and new, security-enhanced 32nm CPUs for
the enterprise. The Xeon Processor 5600 series also includes the
chipmaker's first six-core embedded processors, plus a dual-core
processor for "micro servers" that has a TDP of only 30 Watts, the
"We'll start with a nod to the processor Intel's calling its
fastest-ever desktop CPU, though this is of course unlikely to be
relevant to embedded devices. The Core i7-980X Processor Extreme
Edition is a 32nm processor sporting six cores and 12 threads.
"Said to offer "stunning performance for digital content
creation, 3-D rendering, multitasking and hardcore gaming," the
i7-980X runs at 3.33GHz, is overclocking-enabled, and is "drop-in
compatible" with most X58 Express chipset-based motherboards, the
chipmaker says. According to Intel, this premier Core i7 offering
has a 130 Watt TDP and will cost $1000 in quantities of 1000."