First Test for the Forthcoming Intel 6-Core i9 Processor (Gulftown)

Performance numbers of Intel’s new 6-core i9 Processor were prematurely revealed by Polish website PCLab, showing strong increases in performance.

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Performance numbers of Intel’s new 6-core i9 Processor were prematurely revealed by Polish website PCLab, showing strong increases in performance.

PCLab reported that test and performance results of Intel’s new 6-core Xeon chips code-named “Gulftown” are nearly 50% faster than the previous quad-core Xenon during parallel tasks, and use up to 50% less power.

This chip will, according to sources, be featured in future Mac Pro models that could arrive as early as the first quarter of 2010. The new chip will be sold under the Core i9 name and will be Intel’s first six-core, dual-socket processor. The 32 nanometer chips feature 12MB of L3 cache. If paired with another chip, as Apple usually does in its high-end workstations, the processors will offer 12 physical and 24 logical cores. Do you want more details?! Check the image below. [via PCLab]

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