Origin PC offers Core i7-980X Extreme CPU overclocked to 4.3GHz for its gaming desktops

Summary:We blogged over the last 36 hours or so (here and here) about Intel introducing its latest fastest desktop processor ever: the Core i7-980X Extreme Edition. Though some media outlets tested systems from Falcon Northwest and Maingear, neither of them has added the CPU to their online configurators.

We blogged over the last 36 hours or so (here and here) about Intel introducing its latest fastest desktop processor ever: the Core i7-980X Extreme Edition. Though some media outlets tested systems from Falcon Northwest and Maingear, neither of them has added the CPU to their online configurators. The honor of being first goes to relative newcomer Origin PC, which has already updated its site to provide the option for its Genesis gaming desktop.

The upgrade will pack on another $895 to the price, but who's satisfied with just the factory settings? For an additional $149, Origin will overclock the CPU to 4.3GHz from Intel's 3.33GHz clock speed. You'll still have to wait until the beginning of April to receive your system, but you'll have a few weeks to salivate over what may be the fastest desktop commercially available. By that time, some Web tech site will have posted the new Genesis' benchmarks, letting you know what exactly an overclocked i7-980X can do.

[Via HotHardware]

Topics: Processors, Hardware

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Sean Portnoy started his tech writing career at ZDNet nearly a decade ago. He then spent several years as an editor at Computer Shopper magazine, most recently serving as online executive editor. He received a B.A. from Brown University and an M.A. from the University of Southern California.

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