The very first news on the all new chip from the Intel has arrived, the upcoming Core i7-3970X Extreme processor first showed online showed up online back in July, but its specs were not later confirmed until the leaked roadmap slides came online a short while after. But not satisfied with those details it now seems that Intel is letting slip some intel of their own once again as the new CPU appears on the official Intel website.
The latests details showed up on the support list for the DX79SI botherboard, but while the details have now been removed from the motherboards CPU support list, CPU-World.com was able to snag a couple of screenshots to help confirm their find.
The core i7-3970X as you can imagine is a pretty exciting CPU, packing a full six-core Extreme Edition socket 2011 package, with a core speed of 3.5GHz, placing it 200MHz higher than the current Core i7-3960X, Intels current flagship CPU.
It also comes fitted out with a whopping 15MB of L3 cache, 4Ghz Turbo Boost and TDP of 150W.
Of course the price and release date were not included in the date, but given that it has seen a couple of leaks over the last few months we can only assume the CPU is set to launch fairly soon and I would expect to see it on the market before the year is through, or at the very least, some solid details and an official release date. One thing that can be said for certain is that this CPU isn't going to be cheap. With a high pedigree and performance that would make most of the current popular ranges of CPU cry in a corner, you're going to have to pay a big premium for the extra performance.
I'm not in favour of stealing CPU-Worlds image, so head on over and check out the screenshot here - http://www.cpu-world.com//news_2012/2012101002_Intel_Core_i7-3970X_spotted_on_Intel_website.html