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Sandy Bridge-E platform and the X79 chipset - PCstats.com Sandy Bridge-E platform and the X79 chipset
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"Even though the architecture is something we are very familiar with having been in love with it since its release last year, the new Core i7-3xxx series offers up to 6-cores and 12 threads of processing power with an increase to 15MB of L3 cache. The additional cores help the new CPUs push past the current generation Sandy Bridge parts in highly-threaded applications while maintaining the power efficiency that has, in part, made Sandy Bridge so popular."

Well, Intel did as well and for the holiday they are officially unveiling the Sandy Bridge-E platform and the X79 chipset. The "E" stands for enthusiast in this case and you'll find that many of the same decisions and patterns apply from the Nehalem release to this one. Nehalem and X58 was really meant as a workstation design but the performance and features were so good that Intel wanted to offer it to the high-end consumer as well. Sandy Bridge-E is the same thing - this design is clearly built for the high-profit areas of computing including workstation and servers but those that want the best available technology will find it pretty damn attractive as well.

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