Intel Unleashes Core i7-3970X “Extreme Edition” Processor and DX79SR Stormville Motherboard

Hassan Mujtaba
Posted Nov 13, 2012
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Intel today launched two new products for its high end desktop platform “Sandy Bridge-E”, a new flagship extreme edition processor Core i7-3970X and DX79SR LGA 2011 socket motherboard codenamed “Stormville”.

Intel Core i7-3970X Extreme Edition

The Intel Core i7-3970X is the successor to the Core i7-3960X flagship CPU with a base clock of 3.50 GHz and Turbo Boost upto 4.0 GHz. The Core i7-3970X has six cores in total and 12 threads enabling Hyper threading support. There’s total of 15 MB of L3 Cache available on the chip and a quad channel memory controller which can support 128 GB of DDR3 memory. The chip has a rated TDP of 150W, 20W higher than the i7-3960X.

You can find more details of the chip here.

Intel DX79SR Extreme Series Motherboard

In addition to the Core i7-3970X, Intel has also launched a new enthusiast class LGA 2011 motherboard DX79SR codenamed “Stormville”which is also their highest performing Extreme Series Board equipped with features such as 8 memory DIMMs (2400 MHz+ O.C.), 64 GB of memory, 3 PCI-Express 3.0 x16 graphics connectors to support NVIDIA SLI and AMD CrossfireX configurations, and full complement of controls targeted for performance tuning and overclocking.

You can find more details of the board here.

Both products are now globally available at major retail outlets, you can find the press release below:

Press Release

Press Release – Available today, the latest Extreme Edition Core i7-3970X processor and the Extreme Series Intel Desktop Board DX79SR codenamed “Stormville” will unleash new PC performance for enthusiasts. This is Intel’s highest performance Extreme Edition processor with 6 Cores, Intel Hyper-Threading technology, 15 MB cache, and 4 Channels of DDR3 memory.

The Intel Desktop Board DX79SR, “Stormville” is our highest performance Extreme Series Board designed for premium features such as 8 memory DIMMs, 64 GB of memory, 3 PCI-Express 3.0 x16 graphics connectors to support NVIDIA SLI and AMD CrossfireX configurations, and full complement of controls targeted for performance tuning and overclocking. Unlock and Unleash with Extreme Confidence. Here’s more on the board and CPU.

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