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Intel Corp. will refresh the family of its high-end desktop (HEDT) central processing units with Core i7-3970X Extreme chip on November 16, 2012, a source with knowledge of the company’s plan told X-bit labs. The new chip will be the fastest desktop offering from Intel for several quarters to come until the chipmaker releases its code-name Ivy Bridge-E products.

Intel Core i7-3970X will have six cores with Hyper-Threading technology, 15MB of cache, quad-channel memory controller and will operate at 3.50GHz with 4GHz maximum turbo frequency. Just like the current top-of-the-range extreme edition microprocessor, the model 3970X will use LGA2011 form-factor, but will have 150W thermal design power, a 20W increase compared to the existing model. The chip will be unveiled on Friday, November 16, 2012, a source familiar with Intel's plans told X-bit labs.

As reported previously, the delay of Intel Corp.'s code-named "Ivy Bridge" microprocessor has apparently caused massive shift in the chipmaker's roadmap. The world's largest chipmaker will not release enthusiast-class "Ivy Bridge-E" central processing unit (CPU) in 2012 and will only unveil such chips in Q3 2013. What is interesting is that Intel’s Ivy Bridge-E/EP microprocessors will contain up to twelve x86 cores, which may result in the increase of core number inside Core Extreme products to eight or even ten.

Given the fact that Intel's enthusiast-class platforms cannot be challenged by its arch-rival Advanced Micro Devices these days, the release of the new Core i7 Extreme chip is rather a formality than an important event for the company.

Intel did not comment on the news-story.

Tags: Intel, Ivy Bridge, Ivy Bridge-E, 32nm, Sandy Bridge, Sandy Bridge-E, Core

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"Given the fact that Intel's enthusiast-class platforms cannot be challenged by its arch-rival Advanced Micro Devices these days, the release of the new Core i7 Extreme chip is rather a formality than an important event for the company."

Well said Anton and is very unfortunate that we have no competition at all.
I wonder where is mmstick to see this.
Oh sorry forgot that he does not like Intel.
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5 9 [Posted by: linuxlowdown  | Date: 11/05/12 11:00:46 PM]
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The only thing that is shrinking is AMD.

"more about showing off CPU prestige as well as partly advertising the potential of their server product in the top dollar consumer space"

For once in your life you said something that made sense. You should give it a little more thought on what you just said. Maybe that will help you to wake up.

Edit: Its ironic really how i get downvoted by the AMD fan-boys. They just don't want AMD to compete and pretty much AMD has the same attitude. Especially with an idiot in charge like RR.
5 6 [Posted by: AvONbaCK  | Date: 11/05/12 11:40:02 PM]
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5 9 [Posted by: mmstick  | Date: 11/06/12 12:02:38 AM]
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Exactly and there is nothing new from AMD.
You prefer competing with low i3's.
Its very sad really.
5 5 [Posted by: AvONbaCK  | Date: 11/06/12 12:08:43 AM]
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4 7 [Posted by: 123  | Date: 11/06/12 12:18:02 AM]
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4 8 [Posted by: linuxlowdown  | Date: 11/06/12 05:33:01 AM]
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3 14 [Posted by: BestJinjo  | Date: 11/06/12 08:08:54 AM]
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1 4 [Posted by: tedstoy  | Date: 11/06/12 02:02:53 AM]
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That is where haswell comes to the rescue.
But its delaying due to AMD's inability to compete.
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4 9 [Posted by: linuxlowdown  | Date: 11/06/12 06:22:45 AM]
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Move on because you have nothing to say just nonsense. So now its hard economic conditions? LOL
Umm AMD has a very small amount of the market share, if they had better products and since they are cheaper from Intel its more easy for them to generate sales and to gain market share but i am afraid that is not the case. Poor execution from AMD has led them in this situation that they currently are. I am afraid that is you that needs to go back to school pal.
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3 7 [Posted by: linuxlowdown  | Date: 11/06/12 09:25:46 AM]
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"So you believe Intel should go full steam ahead in a recession doing their tick tocks when the market is crumbling for their products?"

Well hopefully this will force Intel to start slashing their prices as well. Their prices are to high because they have always enjoyed their monopoly and the lack of competition. Just because intel is to expensive does not mean that the market is crumling. Its crumbling for obvious reasons.
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3 6 [Posted by: linuxlowdown  | Date: 11/06/12 02:28:32 PM]
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0 7 [Posted by: tedstoy  | Date: 11/06/12 02:49:51 PM]
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There is a boderline recession in the US where interests rates are 0%. There are full recessions and boderline recessions going on in Europe simultaneously. That's a majority of AMD's and Intel's market. My country is also feeling the effects although buffered well in the Asian region. People and businesses either lack money or they are holding it back because of fear of losing their job or going through an extended downturn. People get by without upgrading their rigs to the newest i-something chip.
3 3 [Posted by: linuxlowdown  | Date: 11/06/12 08:10:55 PM]
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Considering Vishera is generating great sales including Intel converts, Intel has to do something to try and save face.

Haswell is delayed like Ivy Bridge was because of design and Fab issues. The Intel clowns try to put a spin on everything when reality proves they are technically clueless.

Signing up at Xbit's under several names so that you can be the ultimate Intel shill, doesn't change reality one bit. You do however look like a frigging fool by doing so.
5 6 [Posted by: beenthere  | Date: 11/06/12 06:23:21 AM]
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In fact it generates so much sales they are still sinking. Make up your minds AMD boys. Some tell us its about hard economic conditions, and some are telling us stupid things like you for example that they are generating great sales. But its nowhere to be seen. That is what AMD tried to tell us about the millions of apu's that they shipped, but again its nowhere to be seen.
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4 14 [Posted by: BestJinjo  | Date: 11/06/12 08:16:37 AM]
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"I haven't seen any sales #s breakdown on Vishera"

That is exactly the same thing they have been telling us about the bulldozer and apu's. So what?
They have still sunken.

The only reason those prices are high is because AMD was unable to compete for so many years and especially now.
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5 14 [Posted by: BestJinjo  | Date: 11/06/12 08:41:32 AM]
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5 14 [Posted by: BestJinjo  | Date: 11/06/12 08:25:31 AM]
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I don't need to repeat myself again and again, just read above.
You are basically saying the same things again and again, this is so boring.
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5 14 [Posted by: BestJinjo  | Date: 11/06/12 08:44:14 AM]
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"Intel always charged these prices for their EE CPUs, even when Pentium 4 EE CPUs were crap."
If they had real competition until now they would not be able to do it for ever BestJinjo. Its common sense.
You just don't get it do you?
If AMD was able to compete LGA2011 was going to be a great "hit" at a much lower price. At least half price maybe even more.
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4 14 [Posted by: BestJinjo  | Date: 11/06/12 01:58:29 PM]
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This is no excuse BestJinjo and a silly question, I don't care about limited budgets. In fact i am in that same category just as so many others.
I want better competition that will lower prices down and to get the best hardware possible at an afordable price.

No way HD7970 costs 350 dollars, you are full of sh*t, and not all of us live in the US. For me a 7970 costs about 500 dollars.
3 4 [Posted by: AvONbaCK  | Date: 11/06/12 02:34:24 PM]
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Your response above to BestJinjo's incredibly thoughtful arguments demonstrates with clarity you are just a hopeless troll Avon, ruining this good tech news site. Aren't you afraid that users like mmstick most likely have links to Anonymous members in the Linux community and might uncover your identity and turn up to your doorstep like a ninja with a dozen AMD stock CPU fans ready to chop off your typing fingers? But first they would tie you to a chair and put a Bulldozer die under your balls whilst it struggles to complete unoptimised benchmarks that you favour.
3 4 [Posted by: linuxlowdown  | Date: 11/06/12 08:37:03 PM]
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Oh really?
Lets see who is the troll here shall we?
http://www.amazon.com/s/r...p;rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Ahd7970 <-- This is for usa the prices on amazon for the hd7970.

http://www.amazon.de/s/re...amp;field-keywords=hd7970 <-- This is the prices for hd7970 in the europian countries. Convert that to dollars and tell me the price linuxlowdown. And that price is without shipping. Actually it costs even more.

Now who is the troll "linuxlowdown"??
Me or you, or your budy on the top as well?
Move on linuxlowdown. You are here to troll obviously.

Edit: Stop editing your post all the time linuxlowdown. You have wrote more bad things to me before you have edited your post. I think you have gone to far linuxlowdown and i think its time that someone does something about it.
3 3 [Posted by: AvONbaCK  | Date: 11/06/12 10:38:07 PM]
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Your argument is totaly unconvincing. Make no mistake. You are the troll.

Lol - you sit on the browser hitting refresh every 5 minutes? Don't you have better things to do? Tweaking the humourous aspects of the post over the space of 10 minutes is no great deal. All artists fiddle with their works when creating them. But for you to change the actually content of posts in order to completely change your argument is OK? I have witnessed you do that on several occasions, even after others had posted a response.

So I crossed the line with you? You do this on a daily basis calling people s**theads, morons, idiots and the like. My post was obviously over the top in the blackest of humour, designed to entertain. Being over the top and humourous indicates to anyone that it's not a serious attack. I have never been nasty in a direct fashion.
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