Intel Core i9-7960X X-Series PROCESSOR
The Intel Core i9-7960x family is powered by up to 18 cores and 36 threads to address the simultaneous, compute-intensive demands of Creators. All skusenable system configuration flexibility for specific creator usages with access to 44 PCIe lanes, quad channel memory, plus support for Thunderbolt™ technology and high-speed storage like Intel® Optane SSDs. Finally, these new processors are fully unlocked and feature solder thermal interface material (STIM) for extreme overclocking.Get the power and convenience of a full studio in your PC, helping accelerate your creative work flow from beginning to end.
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INTEL® CORE™ X-SERIES PROCESSOR FAMILY
The X-series processor family is designed to scale to your performance needs by delivering options ranging from 8 to 18 cores for extreme performance, the latest technological advancements from Intel and headroom for the future. This platform comes with Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0, which optimizes
lightly-threaded performance by identifying your processor’s fastest two cores and directing your most critical workloads to them.¹ It also comes ready to install Intel® Optane™ Memory and Intel® Optane™ SSDs for amazing system responsiveness. Support for immersive 4K visuals, four channel DDR4 2666 memory, Intel® AVX-512, Thunderbolt* 3 delivering a 40Gb/s bi-directional port for almost any peripheral you want to connect and up to 8 SATA ports for a RAID storage array makes this the ultimate desktop platform.
YOUR FASTEST PATH FROM CREATIVITY TO PRODUCTIVITY
Your creativity is limitless and once you are in the flow of ideas, you need a system that will keep up. The uncompromising performance in a PC powered by the Intel® Core™ X-series processor helps you to find your fastest path from creativity to productivity. The Intel® Core™ X-series processor family with core count options,including 10, 14 or even 18 cores, delivers amazing performance when multiple real-time workloads are stacked. Spend more time creating while your Intel Core X-series processor powered system simultaneously handles uploading massive 4K files, rendering effects and other compute intensive workloads in the background. And with the updated Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0, you have the control to give priority to the apps that need the power of the two fastest cores. Quad channel memory also helps deliver improved responsiveness, decreased start up time and allows you to move fluidly between content creation applications when working with large files. With an Intel® Core™ X-series processor you can take on more work and focus on creating with the confidence that your results will be as remarkable as you imagined.
The Intel® X299 chipset paired with the Intel® Core™ X-series processors provide a world class platform for content creation, gaming and over-clocking. Whether it is responsiveness, expandability or performance you crave, this platform has you covered. Integrated USB 3.0 makes moving files to
your tablet and smartphone blazing fast. The platform also provides RAID support on PCI Express and Serial ATA storage devices, fast data transfers with support for PCIe 3.0 storage devices and finally, Intel® Optane™ Memory support. Want to push the envelope with overclocking? The Intel®
X299 chipset and Intel® Core™ X-series processor family bring new unlocked base clock capabilities. Unlock your individual cores and memory frequencies to amazing levels while having the flexibility to keep other areas within specification. With support for Intel® Extreme Memory Profiles (XMP), Intel® Extreme Tuning Utility (XTU), and the Intel® Performance Tuning Protection Package Plan the capabilities of the Intel® X299 chipset and the Intel® Core™ X-series processor family will challenge every overclocking world record.
INTEL CORE I9-7960X X-SERIES PROCESSOR FEATURES
INTEL TURBO BOOST MAX TECHNOLOGY 3.0
With Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0, lightly-threaded performance is optimized by identifying the processor’s fastest cores and directing the most critical workloads to them. The driver provided along with the feature allows end users to direct workloads to the fastest core by setting priority to preferred applications
INTEL TURBO BOOST TECHNOLOGY 2.0
Dynamically increases the processor’s frequency, as needed, by taking advantage of thermal and power headroom when operating below specified limits
INTEL HYPER-THREADING TECHNOLOGY
Delivers two processing threads per physical core. Highly threaded applications can get more work done in parallel, completing tasks sooner
INTEGRATED MEMORY CONTROLLER
Supports up to 4 channels of DDR4-2666 memory with 1 DIMM per channel. Support for the Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (Intel® XMP) specification, revision 2.0 for DDR4.
INTEL SMART CACHE
Up to 24.75MB of shared cached allows faster access to your data by enabling dynamic and efficient allocation of the cache to match the needs of each core significantly reducing latency to frequently used data and improving performance.
Fully unlocked core multipliers, power, base clock and DDR4 memory ratios for amazing flexibility with overclocking
PCI EXPRESS 3.0 INTERFACE
Offers up to 8 GT/S for fast access to peripheral devices and networking up to 44 lanes.
INTEL ADVANCED ENCRYPTION STANDARD NEW INSTRUCTIONS (INTEL AES-NI)
A fast, secure AES engine for a variety of encryption apps, including whole disk encryption, file storage encryption, conditional access of HD content, Internet security and VOIP. Consumers benefit from protected Internet and email content, plus fast, responsive disk encryption.
INTEL VIRTUALISATION TECHNOLOGY
Allows one hardware platform to function as multiple ‘virtual’ platforms. Offers improved manageability by limiting downtime and maintaining productivity by isolating computing activities into separate partitions.