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The Intel’s New Desktop Processor (Intel® Core™ i7-980X) delivers unmatchable performance for all you digital needs. With 6 physical and 12 logical cores, 12MB Intel® Smart Cache (L3 cache), 32 nm, second generation Hi-K metal gate process processor core, it’s no surprise the Intel® Core™ i7 processor Extreme Edition is the world’s fastest¹, smartest PC processor.

Key Features:

6 Cores/ 12 threads

Intel® Hyperperthreading Technology

Intel® Turbo Boost Technology

 

DDR3 1066 MHz Memory

Integrated memory Controller

Intel® QuickPatch Interconnect (Intel® QPI)

2×16 or 4×8 discrete graphics with X58

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Task Manager showing 12 threads 

 

 

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I am showing some of the benchmarks results taken from the Intel Corp. website

SPEC CPU2006 benchmarks

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Rendering 3D photorealistic Image with Cinebench* R11.5

 
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Hi-Def Video Encoding using Sony Vegas Pro 9.0b

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3DMark Vantage CPU 1280×1024

 

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Extreme performance for amazing 3D games

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These shots have taken from

http://www.intel.com/performance/desktop/extreme.htm

Starting Price 939$