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Old 2010-01-11, 22:32   #3
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The Gulftown, or Core i7 980X, is due to be released around March 16 2010 and it has 6 cores (12 threads). It shares some things in common with the earlier i7s, has some differences, but retains the same memory controler (as far as I can tell). So my question is, will prime95 over-saturate the memory bandwidth. From my estimates and experience with a failed memory slot, I believe it will be able to run all 6 cores without any slowdown...but I'd like to hear others weigh in on the numbers.

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