Intel Core i7-990X stealthily hits shelves, Origin PC overclocks one to a lap-melting 4.6GHz

These days it's less about the megahertz and more about the cores, but custom PC maker Origin isn't leaving either benchmark untouched. It's taken the as-yet-unannounced six-core, 3.46GHz Intel Core i7-990X processor and pushed it up to 4.6GHz -- a full 200 hertz more than the company's previous hotness, a 4.4GHZ Core i7-980X. The 990X is now available in the company's desktops as well as the EON-17 laptop -- which is honestly pushing the boundaries of lapablity. Think you can do better than that -- say, with a little LN2? You'll find the Core i7-990X at the likes of Mwave and Newegg for what we're sure is a perfectly reasonable $1,050 right now.

[Thanks, Travis]

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ORIGIN Now Shipping the Intel Core i7 990X Extreme Edition Six Core Processor Overclocked up to 4.6GHz
Get the most powerful Six Core Processor with ORIGIN's industry leading overclocking

Miami, FL – February 13, 2011, 12:01am Eastern – ORIGIN PC announced today the immediate availability of the Intel Core i7 990X Extreme Edition Processor in the award winning GENESIS desktop and in the powerful EON-17 laptop.

The Intel Core i7 990X Extreme Edition features:

- Expert Overclocking: Up to 4.6GHz in the GENESIS with ORIGIN's high-performance liquid cooling

- Hyper-Threading Technology: Rip through rendering and be the master of multi-tasking with six cores and 12 threads

- Triple Channel Support: Maximize your memory bandwidth with three channel DDR3 support and 12MB Cache

"As an Intel launch partner, no one offers the latest processors before ORIGIN does," said Kevin Wasielewski ORIGIN CEO and co-founder. "The Intel Core i7 990X with its amazing performance and ORIGIN's expert overclocking is one of the most powerful processors ever created for consumers."

ORIGIN systems feature a 1 year free shipping and free part replacement warranty backed with the best in class integration, quality testing and support. ORIGIN offers a free life-time phone and online service guarantee and each customer has a dedicated support team and free life-time labor for upgrade needs. The GENESIS is the only truly custom pc in the industry featuring name brand components with ORIGIN giving customers the option to customize every component including the chassis. Systems can be configured one on one with an ORIGIN specialist through 1-877-ORIGIN-0 (674-4460 or

ORIGIN builds custom, high-performance desktops and laptops for hardware enthusiasts, professionals, and gamers. ORIGIN PCs are hand built, tested, and serviced by knowledgeable gaming enthusiasts, industry veterans, and award winning system integrators. Their staff is comprised of award-winning, experienced experts in the gaming and PC markets who want to share their passion with other enthusiasts. ORIGIN is located in Miami, FL and ships worldwide. For more information, please visit or call 1-877-ORIGIN-Ø.

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