Intel announces Core i9 Extreme Edition 18-core
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The core wars

As expected, former chip giant Intel announced its four-to-twelve core Core X series and the top of the line is an 18-core processor of its "new" Core i9 series. 

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The new flagship is here

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The new socket LGA2011 flagship

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According to Intel slides


Six cores, 3.3GHz clock
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3.46 to 3.73GHz with Turbo
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3.46GHz for Q1 2011
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Quad core clocks to 3.33GHz