Intel Core i9-7900X

Intel Core i9-7900X 10 Cores LGA2066 BX80673I97900X

Intel Core i9-7900X 10 Cores LGA2066 BX80673I97900X

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  • Socket LGA 2066
  • Compatibale with Intel X299 Chipset
  • 10 Cores/20 Threads
  • Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0
  • Intel OptaneTM memory ready and support for Intel OptaneTM SSDs

Specifications Overview

Model BX80673I97900X
Release Date June 2017

* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.

Series Core i9 X-Series
Core Name Skylake X
Socket LGA2066
Integrated Graphics None
CPU Cores 10
CPU Threads 20
CPU Clock Rate 3300 MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate 4500 MHz
TDP 140 W
CPU Cooler included
Manufacturing Process 14 nm
Maximum Supported Memory 128 GB
Cache L3 13.75 MB

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  • # of Cores10
  • # of Threads20
  • Processor Base Frequency3.30 GHz
  • Max Turbo Frequency4.30 GHz
  • Cache13.75 MB L3
  • Bus Speed8 GT/s DMI3
  • # of QPI Links0
  • Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 Frequency 4.50 GHz
  • TDP140 W

Supplemental Information

  • Embedded Options AvailableNo
  • Conflict FreeYes
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Memory Specifications

  • Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)128 GB
  • Memory TypesDDR4-2666
  • Max # of Memory Channels4
  • ECC Memory Supported No

Expansion Options

  • Scalability1S Only
  • PCI Express Revision3.0
  • Max # of PCI Express Lanes44

Package Specifications

  • Sockets SupportedFCLGA2066
  • Max CPU Configuration1
  • Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2017X
  • Low Halogen Options AvailableSee MDDS

Advanced Technologies

  • Intel® Optane™ Memory Supported Yes
  • Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 Yes
  • Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
  • Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology Yes
  • Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x) Yes
  • Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
  • Intel® 64 Yes
  • Instruction Set64-bit
  • Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0, AVX-512
  • Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechnologyYes

Intel® Data Protection Technology

  • Intel® AES New InstructionsYes

Intel® Platform Protection Technology

  • Execute Disable Bit Yes

Expert reviews


Ten cores at 4.6GHz is an amazing achievement, giving you the best of all CPU worlds, and for a much lower price than the Core i7-6950X.Intel Core i9-7900X Review Benchmark9 Total ScoreIntel Core i9-7900X ReviewTen cores at 4.6GHz is an amazing...


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The Intel Core i9-7900X retails for $999. Strong single-core performance Beats Threadripper 1950X at multi-threaded media encoding Monolithic quad-channel memory interface, fewer things to configure Plenty of aftermarket cooling solutions High price...


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If you're looking for a new processor and require AVX-512 vectorisation support, do a lot of video/photo editing, content creating, streaming or you have £900/$1000 to blow on a 10-core processor you probably won't get a better overall CPU than the Core...

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