Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) has released its most powerful desktop processor yet, the Intel® Core™ i7-5960X processor Extreme Edition, the company’s first 8-core desktop processor.
According to Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) which made its announcement at the recent Penny Arcade Expo Prime (PAX Prime) in Seattle, Washington, the new processor is intended to be used by power users who have the highest demands from their desktop computers.
Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) noted that the Intel® Core™ i7-5960X processor, initially codenamed “Haswell-E,” is the first consumer processor from the company to support 16 computing threads and the DDR4 memory standard.
It also appears as though the company is intentionally egging enthusiasts to overclock the processor as it says that the “new enhanced Intel® X99 Chipset and robust overclocking capabilities will allow enthusiasts to tune their systems for maximum performance.”
In a statement, Lisa Graff, vice president and general manager, Intel’s Desktop Client Platform Group, said that the company is thrilled to unveil what it calls its “next phase in our ‘reinvention of the desktop’ we outlined earlier this year.”
She added that, “This product family is aimed squarely at those enthusiasts who push their systems further than anyone, and we’re offering the speed, cores, overclocking and platform capabilities they have asked us for.”
At the PAX Prime show, Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC)’s booth displayed systems using the Intel® Core™ i7-5960X processor running games like Lucky’s Tale, Superhot with the Oculus Rift, Dark Souls 2 and Titan Fall.
Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) investors includes Jean-Marie Eveillard’s First Eagle Investment Management which reported about 39.54 million shares in the company by the end of the second quarter of 2014.