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3rd Generation i7 and Six Cores

Discussion in 'Intel' started by W, Nov 26, 2012.

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    W Guest

    I was going through the list of i7 processors on Intel's site, and it looks
    like for the latest 3rd Generation I7 they do not have a six core processor.
    They did include six cores with the 2nd Generation i7. Is there an intent
    to support six cores in the 3rd Generation i7, and what is timeline for
    releasing that?
    W, Nov 26, 2012
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    bruce56 Guest

    Are you referring to the LGA2011 i7? That was a Xeon in sheep's clothing
    and a wee bit expensive...
    How many customers actually bought it?
    bruce56, Dec 7, 2012
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    W Guest

    Apparently it is FCLGA1155 according to:


    Under 3rd Generation Intel Core i7 look for subcategory Intel Core i7-3700
    Desktop Processor Series. There are four processors in this series.

    Dell is using these processors as the basis for their XPS 8500 gaming
    system. There is no way I would buy a gaming system with a single four
    core processor. Six core would be minimum so I am wondering when/if Intel
    will support six cores with that socket layout.
    W, Dec 7, 2012
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    daytripper Guest

    One that I personally know of ;)

    The 990X is a fabulous performer...

    daytripper, Dec 8, 2012
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    Yousuf Khan Guest

    I have a Phenom II X6 1100T, and I do find the feature useful over my
    previous X3 Phenom. The multicores are still useful even if you don't
    have any multithreaded apps (not possible these days, most apps are
    multithreaded to some extent). However, if you only have single-threaded
    apps, running multiple of them simultaneously is still a useful exercise
    on multicore processors.

    Yousuf Khan
    Yousuf Khan, Dec 28, 2012
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