Last time in stock: Thursday, July 16, 2020
Processor i5-7640X Processor
Processor i7-7740X Processor
Processor i7-7800X Processor
|Processor + Motherboard i7-7800X Processor|
Processor i7-7820X Processor
Processor i9-7900X Processor
Processor i9-7920X Processor
|Processor i9-7940X Processor|
Processor i9-7960X Processor
Socket LGA 2066
Compatibale with Intel X299 Chipset
18 Cores/36 Threads
Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 up to 4.40GHz
Intel Optanememory ready and support for Intel OptaneSSDs
* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.
|Series||Core i9 X-Series Extreme Edition|
|Core Name||Skylake X|
|CPU Clock Rate||2600MHz|
|CPU Turbo Clock Rate||4400MHz|
|CPU Cooler included|
|Manufacturing Process||14 nm|
|Maximum Supported Memory||128GB|
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Ultimately, the Core i9-7980XE will be useful to professionals whose cash might be well spent on a CPU of this calibre to cut processing times and save money, or for those that simply must have the best and are willing to pay the premium. The fact that you can get some or all cores to well over 4GHz as a minimum too means that it's also a much bett ...
Intel set out to recapture the performance lead for the high-end desktop consumer market and they were able to do that in some the multi-threaded benchmarks in our test suite. The Core i9-7980XE didn’t capture all the top spots though and that hurts when the Threadripper 1950X from AMD is $1000 less.
Our advice is simple enough. Digital content creators and users coming from older workstations who genuinely need supreme single-socket performance and have the means to pay for it need to look no further. For everyone else, far better value can be had elsewhere in the Intel and AMD CPU stacks of 2017.