Intel Releases Sandy Bridge-E Processors

Written by John Ponio    Monday, 14 November 2011 17:19

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Back in July, rumors started floating around about Intel's Sandy Bridge-E platform. Well, they were almost right. Today Intel released two new processors, instead of the rumored three. The one they didn't release was the lowest-powered processor, the Core i7-3820. The two they did release, however, are quite the powerhouses. Both the Intel Core i7 i7-3960X and the Intel Core i7-3930K are six core (twelve logical thanks to hyperthreading) processors with 15MB and 12MB of cache, respectively. The i7-3960X runs at 3.3GHz, but is completely unclocked for crazy overclocking. The i7-3930K runs at 3.2GHz and is unlocked as well. Both new processors use the LGA 2011 socket on Intel's X79 chipset. The i7-3930K will run you $599.99 from Newegg, and the i7-3960X is available for $1049.99 from the same. You can read the press release here, and see benchmarks here.