Intel yesterday revealed its first eight-core desktop processor, the Intel Core i7-5960X processor Extreme Edition, formerly code-named “Haswell-E,” targeted at enthusiasts, gamers and content creators who demand most from their PCs. It is the first processor supporting 16 computing threads and new DDR4 memory will enable some of the fastest desktop systems ever seen. The new enhanced Intel X99 Chipset and robust overclocking capabilities will allow enthusiasts to tune their systems for maximum performance.
- The eight-core, 16-thread Intel® Core™ processor Extreme Edition is Intel’s first eight-core client processor.
- This platform offers massive 16-thread performance and quad-channel memory for content creation, gaming and multitasking.
- Combined with the new Intel® X99 Chipset, this is the first Intel desktop platform to support DDR4 memory.
- Additional six-core unlocked enthusiast desktop SKUs also announced.
Read the full press release here.