Intel Core-i9 32nm six-core Gulftown CPU in the wild

In-the-wild details of Intel's upcoming 32nm Gulftown processor have leaked, courtesy of XtremeSystems forum member JCornell. The engineering sample is believed to be running at 2.4GHz, with CPU-Z registering six cores, 12 threads and 1.5MB of total L2 cache split into six 256KB portions.

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Pandamobile3364d ago

Holy crap.

These babies are gonna cost a pretty penny.

Voozi3363d ago

Yea I have an i7 920 as well. Lol funny how quad cores haven't even been "maxed out" yet and now we're already seeing six core CPU's coming out.

But meh, I don't see myself upgrading until the quad core goes the way of the single core which I don't see happening for a long time, and by the time that happens, we'll probably have 8 or 12 core CPU's out by then lol

Gamingisfornerds3363d ago (Edited 3363d ago )

It's eating anything I throw at it alive without a single breath in between. It's a bloody monster!

(I only use it for heavy audio production software that fully utilizes multiple cores though) Compared to my old Opterons, this 920's a serious beast I tell ya!

Kushan3363d ago (Edited 3363d ago )

The really obscene thing is that this git stuck 2 of them together to have a (12x2) 24core machine.

JOLLY13363d ago

That pic made my mouth water a little bit.

Pandamobile3363d ago

24 threads. 12 cores. There's a big difference.

My i7 has 4 cores and 8 threads but I don't go around calling it an octo-thread CPU. That just sounds stupid :)

likedamaster3363d ago

"My i7 has 4 cores and 8 threads but I don't go around calling it an octo-thread CPU. That just sounds stupid"

Must you always take the "Elitist" route?


What you meant to say is 24 threads.

Kushan3363d ago

Actually, a single-core machine can have any number of threads running, in fact you've probably got hundreds running right now. There's a difference between a "core" and a LOGICAL core. CPU-Z changed the term to "thread" to avoid the confusion between the two. "Core" is referring to how many cores the OS can see, in this case 24, even though there's only 12 logical cores.

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Nitrowolf23363d ago

Dam so whats the RAM? i see they are using 2.79 GB of it and not even close to full.

Kushan3363d ago

According to the picture, he's got 24Gb.

therealwillie3363d ago (Edited 3363d ago )

its weird that he's using that much ram and not too many processes, is it not.... right now i've 69 going and only using 2.01gb. granted none of the programs i have going at the moment are very intensive but even if i had intensive programs opened i've never seen it use much more than 3

Pandamobile3363d ago

Vista does that. It sees that you've got a crap-load of RAM and will take advantage. I'm using 4.5 GB out of my 12 GB just running Firefox.

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