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

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.

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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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  • We haven't added it because it's embargoed for partners.

    Till the 16th. And we're a Premier Partner.

    Chris Morley
    MAINGEAR
    Chris_Morley
    • Or

      for want of marketing ethics ..

      "On the other hand, perhaps Origin doesn't have
      this relationship, which is why they posted it
      when they did."

      ... they make up for in marketing smarts.

      But hey, you're a "CTO" - and sure as fried ham *not* a marketing guru .. just figured you needed the heads-up.

      =P
      thereisnomonkey
      • Partners breaking embargo isn't smart marketing. ;)

        For us, at least!
        Chris_Morley
  • RE: Origin PC offers Core i7-980X Extreme CPU overclocked to 4.3GHz for its gaming desktops

    ok where are the 100ghz CPU's or better yet a 12+ core's and 100ghz CPU wow now that would be cool news. the are only improving in micro amounts. where are the big leaps we saw over the lase 10 years!
    armone68