Intel’s New Hexa-Core 3.6GHz i7-995X Extreme Edition
We just got word that Intel will be releasing the first of the 32-nanometer Atom processors on August 1st of this year. Coming a little sooner on June 26th is the hexa-core (six core) i7-980. Intel will also release a glitch-free Intel 6-series chipset, the Z68 on May 11th. How was this information obtained? PCMag got a roadmap (a list of products and release dates) that provides us with vital information on the Intel leak.
The August 1st Atom processors will be called the Atom D2500 and D2700, codenamed Cedarview. The new atom chips will provide a large improvement over previous Atom chips for these offer Blu-ray 2.0 support, a dedicated media engine, better power consumption, and fanless engines. The atom chips will also come with Intel Wireless Music, Wireless Display, PC Synch, and Fast Boot technologies.
The 3.33GHz Core i7-980 will be trailed by an even more powerful 3.6GHz Core i7-995X Extreme Edition. I am willing to bet that the 3.6GHz i7 will cost upwards of a thousand dollars solely for the chip. Although more processors have been mentioned in the roadmap, the Atoms and the six-core processors are going to be all the hype. People are into netbooks and powerful desktops, with few running to the Celeron section in the store.