Once again, Donanim Haber have got their hands on ‘top secret’ slides from Intel that show that their research and development team have struck gold, yet again, with the new LGA 2011 socket CPUs. The slide contains internal testing procedures performed by Intel in which they’ve compared the current generation, Core i7-990x EE processor with the new flagship Core i7-3960X CPU-based on the upcoming 2011 socket. The new chip turns out to be 47 percent faster on average, which is quite an achievement.

Power packed!

Power packed!

According to Intel, this bump in performance is mainly due to the new quad-channel memory controller, which gives the chip up to 33 per cent increase in bandwidth. The other factor is the new AVX instruction set that accelerates many math-heavy tasks like video-encoding. The new chip will be a six-core processor with multi-threading, thereby allowing it to handle 12 threads at a time. It will run at stock 3.30GHz with the ability to Turbo up to 3.90GHz. You can read about the entire LGA 2011 lineup here. The enthusiast's level chips will launch by late 2011 or early 2012.

Publish date: July 26, 2011 11:35 am| Modified date: December 18, 2013 8:14 pm

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