The 10 Best Desktop Chips Of 2010 (So Far)

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Enthusiast Desktop CPU

Intel’s Core i7 980X Extreme Edition chip is a 3.33GHz benchmark-busting beast with six processor cores and 12 compute threads, packing 12MB of L3 cache and drawing 130 watts of power. Intel Turbo Boost, which throttles individual cores beyond the listed clock speed, completes the picture for this new King of Desktop CPUs.

Release date: March 16, 2010

Price: $999

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