Intel has a pre-CeBIT present for the enthusiast. It comes in the form of a new Core i7 chip for the performance-class X58 platform.
Those of you who think it's the much-heralded six-core Core i7 980X CPU will be disappointed - for a short while yet.
Enthusiasts whose wallets don't stretch to the £750-plus for Intel's finest desktop CPU may well rejoice at the news that the chip giant is releasing an upgrade to the ever-popular Core i7 920.
Priced at the same $284 (£215) as the entry-level LGA1366 offering, Intel is quietly pushing the Core i7 930 to retail. Dropping into our labs on a Friday afternoon from the folks at Scan, we take a look at performance against the chip it effectively replaces. We throw in AMD's £137 Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition for good measure.