Intel i7 970 Review
Published: 12th August 2010 | Source: Intel | Price: £680 |
When Intel released the 980x it was a breakthrough in a lot of ways. Firstly it was a hex-core processor that also had hyper-threading, giving us a 12 core beast. It also had the new AES instruction sets allowing it to deal with encryption blazingly fast, and was on the new 32nm process which kept it very cool giving us insane overclocking ability.
Like all premium Intel processors it had a premium price-tag to match. So what if you want all the benefits of incredible processing power, but haven't quite got the 800-odd pounds available to buy the 980?
Intel have got you covered with the release of the Intel i7 970. All the features of the i7 980, just minus the unlocked multiplier.
Over to the Intel website to grab the technical specifications.
|# of Cores||6|
|# of Threads||12|
|Clock Speed||3.2 GHz|
|Max Turbo Frequency||3.46 GHz|
|Intel® Smart Cache||12 MB|
|Intel® QPI Speed||4.8 GT/s|
|# of QPI Links||1|
|Instruction Set Extensions||SSE4.2|
|Embedded Options Available||No|
|Max TDP||130 W|
|VID Voltage Range|
|1ku Bulk Budgetary Price|
|Intel® Turbo Boost Technology||Yes|
|Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology||Yes|
|Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x)||Yes|
|Intel® Trusted Execution Technology||No|
|AES New Instructions||Yes|
|Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology||Yes|
|Intel® Demand Based Switching||No|
|Thermal Monitoring Technologies||No|
|Execute Disable Bit||Yes|
Time for a look at the i7 970.
Most Recent Comments
I'd love one though
I've been waiting for this to go live so I can give you public congratulations for the overclock dude. What an epic chip.
At least now the review is done you can turn the aircon back up from -2c and take your thermals off..eh Quote