Intel Core i9-7960X

Intel Core i9-7960X 16 Cores LGA2066 BX80673I97960X

Intel Core i9-7960X 16 Cores LGA2066 BX80673I97960X

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  • Socket LGA 2066
  • Compatibale with Intel X299 Chipset
  • 16 Cores/32 Threads
  • Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 up to 4.40GHz
  • Intel Optanememory ready and support for Intel OptaneSSDs

Specifications Overview

Model BX80673I97960X
Release Date September 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 16
CPU Threads 32
CPU Clock Rate 2800 MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate 4400 MHz
TDP 165 W
CPU Cooler included
Manufacturing Process 14 nm
Maximum Supported Memory 128 GB
Cache L3 22 MB




  • # of Cores 16
  • # of Threads 32
  • Processor Base Frequency 2.80 GHz
  • Max Turbo Frequency 4.20 GHz
  • Cache 22 MB
  • Bus Speed 8 GT/s DMI3
  • # of QPI Links 0
  • Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 Frequency 4.40 GHz
  • TDP 165 W

Supplemental Information

  • Embedded Options Available No
  • Conflict Free Yes

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Memory Specifications

  • Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type) 128 GB
  • Memory Types DDR4-2666
  • Max # of Memory Channels 4
  • ECC Memory Supported No

Expansion Options

  • Scalability 1S Only
  • PCI Express Revision 3.0
  • Max # of PCI Express Lanes 44

Package Specifications

  • Sockets Supported FCLGA2066
  • Max CPU Configuration 1
  • Thermal Solution Specification PCG 2017X
  • Low Halogen Options Available See 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 Set Extensions SSE4.1/4.2, AVX2, AVX-512
  • Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology Yes

Security & Reliability

  • Intel® AES New Instructions Yes
  • Execute Disable Bit Yes

Expert reviews


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