TPU spotted Intel has silently released the Core i7 960. This is a LGA1366 quad-core processor with a clockspeed of 3.2GHz (24 x 133MHz) and a maximum Turbo Boost speed of 3.43GHz. The chip will displace the Core i7 950 from its current price point of $562 (in 1,000 unit quantities).
The Core i7 960 comes clocked at 3.20 GHz (24.0 x 133 MHz), with a maximum Turbo Boost speed of 3.43 GHz. It has four processing cores, and with the HyperThreading Technology, provides the operating system with eight logical CPUs. It comes with a QuickPath Interconnect speed of 4.8 GT/s, and supports up to 24 GB of memory with its triple-channel (192-bit wide) DDR3 memory interface. Each processing core has a dedicated L2 cache of 256 KB, while an 8 MB L3 cache is shared between all four cores. It is built on the 45 nm HKMG process, with a TDP of 130W.