ASRock pointed out that it had Intel's permission to do so, and we don't doubt the veracity of the fact, but it seems strange that the chip giant would allow a partner to show performance figures in the middle of a trade show.
around 20,000 CINEMarks, intimating that it will have no problem in claiming the title of world's fastest consumer CPU when it's released later on this month.
The words 'fast', 'new' and 'Intel' in the same sentence usually lead to a wince-inducing etail price. We expect 980X to slip in at no less than $999.
But ASRock had more on show than just a demonstration of Intel's six-core desktop chip. The company's Chris Lee took us through a whistlestop tour of high-end motherboards for both Intel and AMD chips.