Intel Core i9-7960X & i9-7980XE Extreme Edition Sky Lake-X LGA2066 X299 CPU Review

Features & Specifications





Product Collection Intel® Core™ X-series Processors
Vertical Segment Desktop
Processor Number i9-7980XE i9-7960X
Launch Date Q3’17
Recommended Customer Price $1999 $1699


# of Cores 18 16
# of Threads 36 32
Processor Base Frequency 2.6 GHz 2.8 GHz
Max Turbo Freqency 4.2 GHz
Cache 24.75 MB 22 MB
Bus Speed 8 GT/s DMI3
# of QPI Links 0
Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 Frequency 4.4 GHz
TDP 165W

Supplemental Information

Embedded Options Availiable No
Conflict Free Yes

Memory Specifications

Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type) 128GB
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

Max CPU Configuration 1
Thermal Solution Specification PCG 2017X


Low Halogen Options Availiable See MDDS

Advanced Technologies

Intel Optane Memory Technology 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, AVX 2.0, AVX-512
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology Yes

Security & Reliability

Intel AES New Instructions Yes
Execute Disable Bit  Yes

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