Intel said processor running at clock speeds of 3.64GHz and equipped oveclocking feature that allows users to manually increase the clock speed. The processor has a 12MB cache and draw 130 watts of electrical power.
In addition to manual overclocking, the processor also comes with a feature called Turbo Boost which can control the clock speeds up to 3.73GHz, depending on the power and performance required by an application.
Core i7-990X is the Xtreme product line of Intel's top desktop processor, which always competes with Advanced Micro Devices in delivering the best performing desktop processor.
PC manufacturers also announced a new gaming system in conjunction with the announcement of Intel processors. CyberPower Black Mamba introduce gaming desktops that use the Core i7-990X. The system is offered at a price of about $ 4,465, also comes with 12GB of DDR3 RAM, two NVIDIA GeForce graphics card GTX 590, a 64GB SSD and a 2TB hard drive, and Windows 7 operating system.
Old architecture-based processor of Westmere and unaffected by the announcement of Intel's recently discovered flaw in the chipset. Chipset only problem associated with the latest Intel microarchitecture-based chip, called Sandy Bridge. Pricing information for the Core i7-990X not yet available until now.