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I want this just for the name lol
I wonder how it will feel compared to my Water cooled, Overclocked 990x with 6 cores and 12 threads.
I think you'll find, depending on what you do, most applications will show better performance with this chip. That said, if you work in highly threaded apps/workloads then your 990X would trounce it with two more physical cores.
Great story on new Intel CPU. It look so great to me. I currently run my new IVY Bridge-E 4960X (based on 22nm processor) and love it. It is so powerful enough for my PC. I like it because it use less watts than my old Intel i7 990X.
Can't wait to see reviews on it. (both of them actually)