FUD Zilla reports a six-core Gulftown-based Core i7 990X processor will be released in Q1 2011. This chip will be clocked at 3.46GHz and will feature a 3.73GHz Turbo Mode. The TDP of this chip is 130W.
The new CPU comes in Q1 2011 and it’s based on Gulftown 6 core and as we reported before not on Sandy Bridge new 32nm architecture. Sandy Bridge stops at four cores while Gulftown is six core 32nm CPU.
The clock speed of Core i7 990X is 3.46GHz, some 130MHz faster than Core i7 980X's 3.33GHz. with the help of Turbo Core i7 990X will overclock to 3.73GHz and the CPU still has six cores, twelve hypertreaded cores as well as QPI at 6.4GT/s. The CPU is unlocked and it will allow some further overclocking and it still doesn’t have any integrated graphics core.