We have been waiting for Intel to officially launch its new X99 chipset along with a slew of new high-end processors for a while now and the key player in the release is the Core i7-5960X processor.
Now a Japanese site with the name Hermitage Akihabara has got its paws on what appears to be a paparazzi snap of the Core i7-5960X.
Although the chips are stamped “top secret” the LGA 2011-based Haswell-E processors are supposed to be released on August 29, with three models to be unveiled: the Core i7-5960X, the Core i7-5930K and the Core i7-5820K.
The top-of-the-line Core i7-5960X will have eight physical cores and eight provided through Hyper-Threading making 16 threads which is one of the most thread thinks we have seen in a commercial CPU.
The new Core i7-5960X has 20MB of L3 cache, quad-channel DDR4 RAM support, and 40 PCIe 3.0 lands in total. The default clock speed on the Extreme CPU will be 3GHz, and it’ll be built on Intel’s 22nm process.