Intel Core i7-7820X CPU Review

A Closer Look

As with most non-retail samples, ours came in Intel’s generic black processor box.

Inside the CPU is sandwiched between ESD safe foam blocks.

The review sample of the Core i7-7820X in all its confidential glory!

The rear of the CPU shows 2066 pads to mate to the sockets 2066 pins.

A side by side comparison to its twin of yesteryear. i7-5960X on the left, i7-7820X on the right. Both 8 cores, and both a lot of fun. Intel has a rather unique heat spreader design on the new CPU’s.

Looking from the side, you can see the cpu heat spreader is a quite complex and covers a multi-layer substrate under the actual CPU die.

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