Intel's Core i9 "Gulftown" Six-Core Processor Pictured

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limitbreaker

It's funny that this "i9" chip that never actually existed by that name keeps coming up in the MPC adds.

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AFDozerman

Hey, psst. I've traveled here to the past to tell you all to stick with the 920. People still havent figured out multithreading in my time. Also, buy as many hard drives as possible before late 2011.

Oh yeah, and Osama gets it in the face.

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pentiuman

Dec. 15, 1995
Hi. I'm caught here in late 1995 - and things aren't so hot w/ my PC (IBM compatible). If you're also from the future, (like me), maybe you can help me get back home? To do so, I'm trying to reach a scientist at a government-run Bulletin Board so I can send some text to some nerds, to try to rebuild the time portal, but (obviously) I'm also having trouble with AOL - keeps crashing.

I just upgraded to a $1,500 Packard Bell, Pentium 75, w/ 800mb IDE HD, 8mb EDO ram, CD 2X, Aztech sound, 1.44 floppy, a B&W dot-matrix printer, and a 14.4 dial up modem! (Yeah, I know, fancy, huh!) And I'm rockin' with Microsoft's newest Windows 95b, w/ extras like Internet Explorer 1.2 and Microsoft Bob! However, my connection to the Bulletin Board (pre-Internet, you know, that Al Gore invented eventually) is too slow!

Do you think there's any way for you to send me an Intel Extreme Edition-based system and a modified DSL modem, with technical instructions for using it over POTS, so I can get back into the modern era w/ online videos, movies, banking and adult entertainment? Hurry up, I'm worried about changing the future - I hear the DOJ is considering breaking up Microsoft, and if that happens, I'm concerned I'll have to try to resume contact with a Mac! TIA,

PS - You should know it's me - by my code name. That, and my knowledge of the future, (duh.) Oh, I almost forgot - I found Gordon (he's still a child) and am teaching him some new cuss words!

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limitbreaker

Lol, actually I would recommend a 970x, you'll still be using it in 5 years as Intel decided to have a 5% improvement cycle in performance every year and just focus and making batteries last longer.

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michtnaughton1983

As in amd 970x chipset?? I could put myself down by puncture wounds from the terrible designed cpu's the smallest and costliest part with the most fragile pins on the cpu that alone then their pumped up cpu count and terrible the one that got away tall tales of cc speed, its disgusting. half the power half the "claimed cores" more power. INTEL

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limitbreaker

No, as in the Intel i7 970 gulftown cpu.

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JCSFBAY81

LOL Peniuman.. I upgraded mine to a SCSI drive 850mb Quantum drive.. More efficient and it added $600 to my price tag. It took me 45 min to connect to my AOL 3.0 version I just got on floppy. I now dial in using my 14.4 baud modem. Wonder what the next windows version will bring? hmmmm..
All in all it was a nice upgrade from my Mac Performa 410 sporting system 7.5 and a 15mhz motorola cpu with only 256kb edo ram which I later upgraded to 1 mb of edo ram and 80mb quantum scsi drive, a 256 color screen with a 24 baud modem. I'm lovin it!

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AFDozerman

Hey, psst. I've traveled here to the past to tell you all to stick with the 920. People still havent figured out multithreading in my time. Also, buy as many hard drives as possible before late 2011.

Oh yeah, and Osama gets it in the face.

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pentiuman

Dear AFDozerman,

It's me, Pentiuman. I'm writing you because, again, I'm stuck in the past, and I just replied to a post by you, on MaximumPC magazine's website (above), (well, to a user with your same username anyway). However, I saw that someone apparently posted a duplicate message - an impostor posing as you! That, or your clone! I don't know if "they" are the government or what?

Oh yeah. That reminds me. Don't try to reach me by fax, without using encryption! If you don't know yet, I hear that (in your time - 2014), the government is now tracking ALL forms of electronic communication - emails, phone calls, website searches, media outlets, everything man! They are like Nixon, on steroids! And, don't call me paranoid! I'm serious - there's probably an automated drone ready to strike your Arcade Repair Shop, as we speak! So, if you get this, they are closing in. Please be careful and see my prior message for instructions. Got to go for now. Have a Led Zeppelin (reunion) concert to see, as my 8-track tape is about worn out. Sincerely, Pentiuman

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Deadpool

I am also going to buy the 920 and then upgrade.

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Deadpool

On the Intel website they say that the I9 is going to be 4.0ghz.

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lunchbox73

Sigh. I'm still sporting a P4.

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HerofTime64

Don't get me wrong....I'd love to have one but programs are just now starting to develop for 2/4 cores...and now 6? These might work best as new server chips. Go Intel! woot!

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bingojubes

i think if the i9 is for the lga1366 socket size, i will get one of those + 6 more GB of RAM for my next upgrade. you would figure they should make them faster than 2.4-2.6 GHZ for the lowest teir ones. maybe if they could make those i9's 4GHz or more, they would get more sales? 3.33GHz seems to be a good speed, but not as extreme as 4-5GHz. otherwise, it just be a not so justified upgrade in the future...yet.

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dag1992

Well AMD's Shanghai came out rather quietly, let's see which is a better UNIX platform then.

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dag1992

It's nice and all, but how many programs can use six cores?  Isn't it that software is only just being optimized for 4 cores?

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whitneymr

Unix servers will take all they can get.

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Devo85x

You can always multitask :)

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MAIZE1951

Do you have 6 arms?

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DBsantos77

Good for Intel, sick though, six processors.

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Mr_Armageddon

I have yet to find an application that will use all 4 cores plus the 4 virtual threads (HT) from my i7 Core 920, but I say keep'em comming.

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