The whole world is yet to embrace Core i7 processors but that hasn’t kept Intel down as they have added couple more to the i7 matrix. It’s the 975 Extreme Edition taking the world’s fastest processor crown and 950 that sits in between the already available mid-range 940 and 965. The Core i7 950 runs at a clock speed of 3.06 GHz while 975 beats 960 by 133MHz, precisely running at a clock speed of 3.33GHz.
Hot Hardware took the Core i7 975 to a ride and found that the stock clock speed bump is minimal but the beast shows its true colors when overclocked. It jumped to 4.1GHz without sweating, keeping temperature under 50C degrees under full load.
Intel will sell the Core i7 975 Extreme at a hefty $999 while Core i7 950 at around $550.