Gulftown or Westmere-EP is the codename of an up to six-core hyperthreaded Intel processor able to run up to 12 threads in parallel. It is based on Westmere microarchitecture, the 32 nm shrink of Nehalem. Originally rumored to be called the Intel Core i9, it is sold as an Intel Core i7.
This 12 core, 24 thread monstrosity uses 24 GB of DDR3 memory using 4 GB modules (perhaps 2 x 3 modules). The processors are running at 2.40 GHz (18 x 133 MHz). The machine was put through WPrime multi-threaded benchmark. It crunched WPrime 32M in a little over 6 seconds, and 1024M in 145.6 seconds.
Intel® Core™ i7-980X Processor Extreme Edition (12M Cache, 3.33 GHz, 6.40 GT/s Intel® QPI) Discontinued
This time we are presenting something special: a detailed review of the upcoming Intel Core i9 processor codenamed Gulftown. Manufactured in the 32 nm process technology, this CPU is expected to launch somewhere in Q1'10.
Nov 26, 2009 · Likely to be called Core i9, the pictures show off the new chips in a dual-socket motherboard that's either an existing Xeon-based socket LGA1366 mobo or a next-gen Skulltrail platform. Either way, that's 12 cores of processing power, and 24 cores with hyperthreading enabled.
From what i've seen so far, the i9 benchmarks don't look that impressive next to i7's, having 6 physical cores vs four of core i7 not making me feel optimistic about Gulftown judging on these benches.....
Our friends from PClab.pl have managed to score a sample of Intel's upcoming Gulftown Core i9 processor. Intel's 32nm, 6-core beast was put through its paces on three motherboards and the PClab crew compared the results to Core i5, Core i7, Core 2 Quad and Phenom II parts.
The following is a list of Intel Core i9 brand microprocessors, for LGA 2066 chips also known as Intel Core X-series processors. They were introduced in May 2017. With their high number of cores, high power draw, high thermal output, and high performance, they are intended to be used by enthusiasts.
The first 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i9 desktop processor with 8-cores and 16 threads, up to 5 GHz frequency and a fully unlocked.
Core i7 Extreme Edition Name Core i7-980X Extreme Edition Model BX80613I7980X Details | CPU Socket Type LGA 1366 Core Name Gulftown # of Cores 6-Core Operating Frequency 3.33 GHz QPI 6.4GT/s L2 Cache 6 x 256KB L3 Cache 12MB Manufacturing Tech 32nm 64-Bit Support Yes Hyper-Threading Support Yes Virtualization Technology Support Yes Voltage 0.8V ...