Intel unleashed their first desktop processor with 8-cores/16-threads and support of DDR4 memory.
The processor named "Intel® Core™ i7-5960X" is the first processor of the company's to include 8-cores/16-threads as well as DDR4 memory and support of the new chipset X99 which includes up to 40 PCI Express 3.0 lanes.
The i7-5960X comes with 20MB of L3 cache while each core is clocked at 3GHz which can also run at 3.5GHz with Turbo Boost mode.
The price tag of this high-end processor is touching the $999 just like other Extreme edition cpu's in the past.
"Intel's new platform delivers the maximum processing power with eight cores of unstoppable processing power and supports DDR4 memory giving extreme gamers and demanding enthusiasts exactly what they need," - Wallace Santos, CEO and founder of MAINGEAR*.