6-core i9 i7 Extreme (Gulftown) processors detailed in leaked spec sheet.

by Mike
Posted December 15th, 2009 at 1:02 pm


2 cores? What is this, 2005? 4 cores? Still yesterday’s news. 6-cores? Now we’re talkin’. In the mad race to the top of the processor heap, once achieving the fastest clock speed came and went with manufacturers moving their focus from speed to cores, the processor scene was upped multiple notches. What started as dual core and then progressed to quad-core would ultimately lead to the next logical advancement — 6-core. Such is the beast that lives within the upcoming Gulftown processors.

One puzzling move to make light of is that the Gulftown 6-core processors were originally slated to drop with core i9 nomenclature. That naming scheme however appears to have been dropped in favor of core i7 Extreme. Meh, in the end it doesn’t really matter. All we enthusiasts care about is the performance that will ooze from every silicon wafer and circuit on the 32nm chip.

To leave off, just fill your head with the wonderful thoughts that a 12 core (physical) and 24 core (logical — hypertrheading) processor will be capable of. Isn’t technology grand?

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