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

Features & Specifications





Product CollectionIntel® Core™ X-series Processors
Vertical SegmentDesktop
Processor Numberi9-7980XEi9-7960X
Launch DateQ3’17
Recommended Customer Price$1999$1699


# of Cores1816
# of Threads3632
Processor Base Frequency2.6 GHz2.8 GHz
Max Turbo Freqency4.2 GHz
Cache24.75 MB22 MB
Bus Speed8 GT/s DMI3
# of QPI Links0
Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 Frequency4.4 GHz

Supplemental Information

Embedded Options AvailiableNo
Conflict FreeYes

Memory Specifications

Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)128GB
Memory TypesDDR4-2666
Max # of Memory Channels4
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

Scalability1S Only
PCI Express Revision3.0
Max # of PCI Express Lanes44

Package Specifications

Max CPU Configuration1
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2017X


Low Halogen Options AvailiableSee MDDS

Advanced Technologies

Intel Optane Memory Technology SupportedYes
Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology           Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-xYes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
Intel 64 Yes
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0, AVX-512
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep TechnologyYes

Security & Reliability

Intel AES New InstructionsYes
Execute Disable Bit Yes

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