I know a lot of you guys have been wondering about this. The upcoming 6-core / hexacore Intel Core i7 980X (known under codename Gulftown) popped up in yet another slidedeck. Many expected the product to cost like 1200 USD.
Well, it's still very expensive, but not as bad as you think. The six core / twelve threads encounting processor is going to cost 999 USD which would boil down to roughly 800 EUR with VAT included. The new roadmap also revealed something else. Initially we expected the processor to run at 3 GHz, but as it now seems, this little monster might get a base frequency of 3.33 GHz.