Intel Core i7-980 Six-Core Processor Released: Specs and Price Available
Published on June 27th, 2011
Intel Core i7-980 Six-Core Processor Released and Priced
Intel has already launched and released its new high-end processor for the LGA1366 platform, the Intel Core i7-980 Six-core processor. This is the non-extreme version of Core i7-980X and higher than Core i7-975 processor.
Intel Core i7-980, not to be confused with Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition, is actually the little brother of Core i7-980X Extreme Edition. The Core i7-980 with a serial of BX80613I7980 is the non-extreme version. It’s BClk multiplier is lock at 25.0x, has 12 threads and a TDP of 130W.
Core i7-980 features a clock speed of 3.33GHz which can go up to 3.60Ghz with the help of Turbo Boost technology. This new Intel six-core processor has its QPI running at 4.80 GT/s, while Core i7-980X Extreme Edition has a QPI speed of 6.40GT/s. If HyperThreading is enabled, the Core i7-980 can provide a 12 logical CPU. Core i7 also features a 256KB dedicated L2 cache per core and a 12MB L3 cache.
Intel Core i7-980 is based a 32nm chip and based on Westmere silicon and is built for socket LGA1366 six-core motherboard. Intel Core i7-980X is priced at around $999 while it’s little brother Core i7-980 is only priced at $583 USD which is way cheaper compared to it’s big brother. Even if it has a lock multiplier, Core i7-980 can be a beast itself.
Here’s a quick Intel Core i7-980 specs (BX80613I7980):
Name: Intel Core i7-980
Product Code: BX80613I7980
Manufacturing Process: 32nm, 1170 million transistors
Number of Cores: 6
Number of Threads: 12
Clock Speed: 3.33Ghz
L2 Cache: 256KB per core (6 cores)
L3 Cache: 12MB
Clock Multiplier: 25.9x (locked)
- MMX instruction set
- Supplemental SSE3
- AES instructions
- EM64T technology
- Execute Disable bit
- Hyper-Threading technology
- Virtualization technology
- Turbo Boost Technology
Low power features: Enhanced SpeedStep technology
- Integrated 3-channel DDR3 SDRAM Memory controller
- Quick Path Interconnect
Price: Around $583 USD