Those of you planning to build a new PC might want to hold off on starting until Q3 of this year. That's when Intel's new six-core i7 970 processor is likely to launch, according to Fudzilla. This badass new processor will run at 3.2 GHz. That means 12 hyper-threading cores and QPI capable of 6.4 GB/s. With Turbo Boost, you'll be able to coax as much as 3.46 GHz out of this thing.
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The i7 970 supports 1066 DDR3 memory and draws 130W of power. If you want to go with something a little beefier, the Core i7 980x is available now and clocks in at 3.33 GHz.