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Intel Core i7-5960X, -5930K And -5820K CPU Review: Haswell-E Rises

By Chris Angelini, Igor Wallossek

August 29, 2014 9:00 AM

A little more than 10 years ago, Intel introduced the Pentium 4 Extreme Edition 3.4 GHz. It boasted one Hyper-Threaded core, 512 KB of L2 cache, a 2 MB L3 cache, and a quad-pumped 800 MHz front-side bus. Haven't seen that term in a while, have you? Back then, the Pentium was manufactured at 130 nm and composed of 178 million transistors. Intel sold the thing for $1000, dropped it into the now-ancient Socket 478 interface, and gave the chip a thermal ceiling just over 100 W.


None of us could have guessed that, a decade later, Intel

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