Despite the fact that Intel socket LGA1366 is expect to go the way of the dodo before years end, rumour has it that the company will release yet another flagship CPU for the two year old platform, the Intel Core i7 995x (or i7-1000x).
The new six-core 32nm Gulftown based chip will feature a blistering 3.60GHz clock speed, with a potential 3.86GHz under Turboboost. As with all Extreme series chips, there will be an unlocked BClk multiplier, but otherwise technical specs are identical to the current generation, 12-threads available through Hyper-Threading, 6.4 GT/s QPI, and a TDP of 130W.
The model will replace the current Core-i7 990x Extreme Edition, expected to drop into the same $999 bulk price point and is scheduled to be available in Q3 2011.
It is expected that Intel’s next generation socket, LGA 2011 and X79 series chipset will make its debut shortly afterwards in Q4 of 2011.