Velocity Micro® Announces the Immediate Availability of Unlocked 4th Generation Intel® Core® i7 Processors and Intel® Core® i7 Extreme Edition Processors

Formerly IvyBridge-E, processors are available on the Raptor class, with configurations starting at $2,299

Richmond, VA — September 10, 2013 — Velocity Micro®, the premier builder of award winning enthusiast desktops, laptops, and peripherals announces the immediate availability of expertly crafted systems powered by unlocked 4th Generation Intel Core i7 Processors and the Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition. Formerly code-named “IvyBridge-E,” these LGA 2011 socket processors provide extreme power for increased performance, better security, and more responsiveness especially in high demand, multi-threaded tasks, making them a perfect fit for content creation, encoding, and multi-display, multi-GPU gaming. Custom built, made in the USA systems from Velocity Micro powered by these new processors start at $2,299.

"When creating our ultra-performance PCs, It’s critically important for us to have the very latest hardware at hand to combine with our meticulous build process,” said Randy Copeland, President and CEO of Velocity Micro. “Intel has been the leader in processor technology for years now and we’re honored to be able to offer these new CPUs to our customers on launch day to continue making some of the fastest PCs on the market.

Velocity Micro Raptor desktops utilize the power of unlocked 4th Generation Intel Core i7 and the Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition processors for remarkable performance in CPU intensive applications such as content creation, encoding, and multi-display, multi-GPU gaming. Features of these new processors that benefit Velocity Micro customers include:

  • Up to 6 cores, 12 threads and 15 MB Intel Smart Cache
  • Extreme overclockability for eye-popping clock speeds
  • Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
  • Integrated Memory Controller – 4 channels of DDR3 1866MHz
  • 40 PCI Express Lanes for increased performance with multi-GPU configurations

"For over a decade now, Velocity Micro has been a key partner, alongside us with every product launch since the Core 2 Duo,” said Brent McCray, Worldwide Enthusiast Marketing Manager of Intel.  “We’re thrilled to be working with them on this launch and very much look forward to more great things ahead."

All Velocity Micro desktops are hand built and supported in the USA. To custom configure an award-winning desktop featuring an unlocked 4th Gen Intel Core i7 Processor or new Intel Core i7 Processor Extreme Edition or to learn more about how these new processors can be beneficial to your specific needs, visit

About Velocity Micro, Inc.

Velocity Micro, Inc. is the premier high-performance personal computer provider in North America. Founded in 1992, Richmond, Va.-based Velocity Micro custom builds award winning gaming, mobile, multimedia, small business, workstation, visual supercomputers and peripherals. Velocity Micro products are currently available at most consumer electronics retailers nationwide. For more information, please call (800) 303-7866 or visit

Velocity Micro has earned over 60 industry awards, including 17 PC Magazine Editor’s Choice awards. CNET, Maximum PC, Mobile PC, PC World, Computer Gaming World, Computer Shopper, and PC Gamer editors have all chosen Velocity Micro systems as some of the industry’s best-performing, highest-quality, and most reliable PCs.

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