Intel turned heads in the hardware world with its release of the Core i7 980x. With a stock 3.33 GHz and a ridiculous hex-core (that’s right, 6 cores) it easily is the number one consumer processor. Even with the premium price of $999, AnandTech raved as the chip blew out benchmark after benchmark.
If for some peculiar reason you weren’t astounded by the sheer power of that, Origin PC has the solution for you. On its Genesis desktop, it is offering the Core i7-980x overclocked to an astonishing 4.3 GHz. Let us restate for added emphasis: 6 cores at 4.3 GHz.
And since the 980X is an Extreme Edition, it has overclocking covered in the warranty. Have fun trying to max it out, if you can pay the price. Just the processor option for the OC 980X is $1044. So if you have over a thousand dollars burning a hole in your pocket, be my guest. I shall envy you.