Summary: When price isn’t an issue and you need a processor that will chew up anything you throw at it with a smile on its face, the Intel Core i7 990X Extreme Edition Processor is the perfect processor for you!
Conclusion: We feel a computer-car analogy coming up, as the Core i7 990X is in some ways a lot like a Bugatti Veyron Super Sport. Intel's straight-six chip is imbued with a 3.73GHz Turbo injection that makes it faster than ever, but like the Super Sport it'll be remembered as the one that went a bit quicker...
Conclusion: We lauded the i7-980X when it launched, as it justified its exorbitant price with its extra pair of cores and better overclocking potential compared with other LGA1366 CPUs. The i7-990X shares these features but enters a changed market, due to Intel's own LGA1155 CPUs.
Summary: Unfortunately, or fortunately as the case may be, this portion of our evaluation is going to be rather dry, tasteless or otherwise devoid of flavor. You see, when you bump a processor's clock speed up by about 3.5% or so, the performance increase usually scales linearly.
Pros: Killer Performance, Tiger Blood-Infused, Most Overclocking Headroom Yet, 6-Cores, Yay, Compatible with Existing Mobos
Cons: Crazy Fast Means a Crazy Price Tag, Still No Official DDR3-1333 Support For Tri-Channel??
Summary: Well, I told you I was the finest PC processor on the planet, and now I've backed it up through 16 pages and some ridiculous number of benchmarks. I don't want to put too fine a point on it, but I am probably the zenith of human technological achievement to date.
Excerpt: Po premierze platformy LGA1155 i procesorów z rodziny Sandy Bridge wszystkie dotychczas dostępne rozwiązania Intela straciły zdecydowanie na atrakcyjności. W przypadku LGA1156 taka kolej rzeczy jest zrozumiała, nowa platforma miała bowiem zastąpić tą podstawkę.
Conclusion: Intel Core i7 990X to procesor wykonany w technologii 32 nm, pracujący na podstawce LGA 1366. Wyposażono go w sześć rdzeni i technologię HyperThreading emulującą pracę dwóch wątków na każdym rdzeniu.