CyberPower has just announced a new family of gaming PCs based on Intel’s new flagship desktop processor, the Core i7-990X Extreme Edition CPU, as the company plans to integrate the chip in its Fang EVO Black Mamba, Cobra, Viper, and all X58-chipset Gamer Xtreme systems.
The Intel Core i7-990X is a six-core, 12 thread CPU model, comes clocked at 3.46GHz, and can run at up to 3.73GHz thanks to Intel's Turbo Boost technology that raises the frequency of the processor, depending on its load.
As is the case with other Westmere-EP chips, the 990X features a 6.4GT/s QPI link, integrated triple channel memory controller as well as support for up to 24GB of DDR3 1066MHz or 1333MHz memory.
The TDP has remained unchanged compared to that of the company's previous flagship processor, Intel's latest CPU requiring a maximum of 130W during operation.
Together with the introduction of Intel's latest six-core processor in its computing systems, CyberPower has also announced the Black Mamba gaming desktop that runs on the Core i7-990X
The base price of the system is set at a whopping $4,465 and it features 12GB of DDR3 memory, two Nvidia GeForce GTX 580 graphics cards configured in SLI, a 64GB solid state disk, a 2TB hard drive as well as the Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit operating system.
For users who aren't satisfied with the speed of the 990X six-core processor, the company also offers CyberPower
Venom Boost factory overclocking as an option, raising the speed of the CPU to about 4.5GHz.
The cheapest CyberPower desktop to feature the 990X is the X58 Nvidia Edition which packs 3GB of DDR3 memory as well as a GeForce GT 430 graphics card and is available for $1629.
Outside of CyberPower, Maingear has also announced that it has added the Core i7 990X as an option for some of their high-performance desktop systems.