Intel Core i9-7960X Review & Specifications

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

Specs Overview

Model BX80673I97960X
Release Date September 2017
Series Core i9 X-Series
Core Name Skylake X
Socket LGA2066
Integrated Graphics No
CPU Cores 16
CPU Threads 32
CPU Clock Rate 2800MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate 4400MHz
TDP 165W
CPU Cooler included
Manufacturing Process 14 nm
Maximum Supported Memory 128GB
Cache L3 22.00MB

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we know for a fact that the best consumer processor money can buy right now is Intel's Core i9-7980XE. Its 18 cores of brutality lay waste to most, if not all, multithreaded tasks you can throw its way. And single-core? Well, it's enough to make most of...

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The 7980XE and 7960X are super expensive, and Intel has made them that way for a reason; they are niche products that offer more all-around performance than what is out there on the market. The best analogy I can think of is one where a 7700K is like a BMW M5 or a Tesla Model-S, Threadripper 1950X would be the Mercedes McLaren SLR, and the Skylake- ...

Essentials

Performance

  • # 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
  • TJUNCTION 98°C
  • 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

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