So for today's review we have an engineering sample Core i7-3960X processor in our hands. As you can see these are vanilla picked, non retails versions.
The Core i7-3960X clocks in at a baseclock of 3.3 GHz, yet can turbo towards 3.9 GHz depending on load and threads, this six core processor can be hyper threaded towards 12 threads.
It's quite a powerful puppy ... but we expect the final sales price to be just as powerful at roughly 1000 USD per processor. But let's have a look at an X79 motherboard. We'll use the new MSI X79A GD65.
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