The 2nd generation Intel Core i7 processor Extreme Edition is super-smart, ultra-threaded, and absolutely uncompromising, making it the ultimate desktop processor for content creators and gamers
Intel Core i7-980X Processor Extreme Edition (12M Cache, 3.33 GHz Max Turbo Frequency 3.6 GHz , 6.40 GT/s Intel QPI)
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Creativity Engine The 2nd generation Intel Core i7 processor Extreme Edition is the perfect engine for power users who demand unparalleled performance for unlimited digital creativity. Smart features like Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.01 and Intel Hyper-Threading Technology1 give additional performance where and when you need it. As the first desktop platform to feature 4-channel memory, the Core i7-3960X processor has more than twice the memory bandwidth of the previous generation Core i7-990X3 processor. Experience the power you need to optimize your workflow and maximize throughput with the ultimate desktop processor.
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Gaming Processor Get the edge you need to dominate your gaming competition with the unlocked, unleashed, and uncompromising 2nd generation Intel Core i7 processor Extreme Edition. With a killer combination of features including Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, Intel Hyper-Threading Technology, and overclocking. The ultra-threaded 2nd generation Intel Core i7 processor Extreme Edition is flexible and devastatingly powerful. It’s the ultimate weapon for gamers who demand unmatched PC performance. The only thing holding your gaming domination back now is you.
and Overclocking2 The new 2nd Generation Intel Core i7 processor Extreme Edition will give you the smoothest and most realistic desktop content creation and gaming experience. With Intel Hyper-Threading Technology delivering unmatched 12-thread performance across six cores, the most memory channels available on any Intel desktop processor, and the largest cache size for super low latency and quick response times, these processors will perform when you need them to, in the applications that you need them in. Add in the ability to enable uncompromised 2 x 16 multicard NVIDIA* SLI* and AMD CrossFireX* graphics configurations and you have a platform that is unrivaled. If you are the type that wants to optimize performance on your system, the 2nd generation Intel Core i7 processors on socket LGA2011 are for you. With enhanced system tuning for processor cores, memory, and power levels, you will have the flexibility that allows you to attain extra performance for more complex multimedia applications and immersive gaming. Whether you are a novice overclocker or a seasoned veteran, these processors will have yo
Features and Benefits of the 2nd Generation Intel Core Processors
Six Core/12 Thread Processing
Provides six complete execution cores in a single processor package, delivering 12 computing threads to help operating systems and applications deliver additional performance, so users can experience better multitasking and multi-threaded performance across many types of applications and workloads.
Massive PCIe Graphics Bandwidth
Provides up to 40 lanes of PCIe bandwidth for PCI Express devices, which can include graphics cards, storage controllers, and additional LAN devices. This processor has more than 2X the PCIe lanes vs. other 2nd Generation Intel Core desktop processors.
Four Channel Integrated Memory Controller
An integrated memory controller with four channels of DDR3 1600 MHz offers memory bandwidth up to 51.2 GB/s. Combined with the processor’s efficient prefetching algorithms, this memory controller’s lower latency and higher memory bandwidth delivers amazing performance for data-intensive applications.
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Delivers two processing threads per physical core for a total of 12 threads for massive computational throughput, allowing highly threaded applications to get more work done faster.
Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.01
Dynamically increases the processor’s frequency as needed by taking advantage of thermal and power headroom when operating below specified limits. Get more performance automatically, when you need it the most.
Intel Smart Cache
This large last-level cache enables dynamic and efficient allocation of shared cache to all six cores to match the needs of various applications for ultra-efficient data storage and manipulation.
Processor instructions that significantly improve floating point performance.
Boost Includes the full SSE4 instruction set, significantly improving a broad range of multimedia and compute-intensive applications. The 128-bit SSE instructions are issued at a throughput rate of one per clock cycle, allowing a new level of processing efficiency with SSE4-optimized applications.