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FiXT December 11, 2009 12:00 PM

Asus Prepping Support for Core-i9 CPUs
Asus has announced a number of its x58 motherboards motherboards that are all set to support Intel's upcoming Gulftown processor expected to arrive in Q2 2010. Eight different boards will all support the hexa-core CPU's via bios updates that are currently available. The launch of the Core-i9 series is eagerly anticipate by Asus and Intel, "By ena... [ Read full article ]

chrisk December 11, 2009 01:28 PM

6 physical cores/12 virtual would do wonders for the 'bigadv' folding crowd.

Unregistered December 11, 2009 01:57 PM

Uhh, these are hexa-core chips, meaning 5 cores, not 8. That would be an octa/octo core chip. But still, pretty damn sweet to know they will work with older boards, that's the way to do it!

RIGENSTEIN December 11, 2009 02:25 PM

hexa = 6, we are talking about 6 physical cores and 6 logical cores (hyperthreading) witha a sweet total of 12cores!

Unregistered December 11, 2009 02:27 PM

6 cores, 12 threads...

Eldonko December 11, 2009 02:44 PM

Sucks they are 1366 /grumble

3oh6 December 11, 2009 02:53 PM


Originally Posted by Eldonko (Post 300486)
Sucks they are 1366 /grumble

no, it sucks you are running 1156 :haha:

Eldonko December 11, 2009 02:54 PM

1156 is newer! grr

geokilla December 11, 2009 03:14 PM

Whoever needs 6 cores and 12 threads....Yea.....I can't think of anyone that needs that much, except for the hardcore folders.

I'll stick with AM3 and LGA1156. Thanks.

Core i9 will be released at the same time as AMD's Leo platform...Oh boy for AMD.

FiXT December 11, 2009 03:20 PM

MOAR Threads!

Actually for video editting, more threads are great. Adobe Preimere currently maxes out all 8 cores of my i7 when rendering HD video.

I also natively edit video at 1920x1080 and there is a slight bit if stutter and lag even with 8G Ram and 3.2GHZ i7

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