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Features and Benefits

Incredible Unlocked Capabilities1

The Intel® X299 chipset and Intel® Core™ X-series processor family brings new unlocked base clock capabilities. Unlock your individual cores and memory frequencies to amazing levels while having the flexibility to keep other areas within specifications.

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Superb PC Gaming and Creation Experiences

As technology evolves to support creativity, artists and designers will appreciate the Intel X299 chipset and Intel Core X-series processor family to deliver the most exciting content. 3D and 2D modeling to post production, your tools will run superbly on the Intel X299 chipset and Intel Core X-series processor family.

Storage Capabilities Expanded

With the Intel X299 chipset, your options for storage will be unbounded. Integrated USB 3.0 makes moving files to your tablet and smartphone blazing fast. RAID support on PCI Express* and Serial ATA storage devices enables speedy app launch and allows your data backups to finish in a flash.

Related Technologies

Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0

Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 is a combination of software and hardware that directs your most critical workloads to your processor's fastest cores, delivering more than 15% better single-threaded performance.2 3

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Intel® Optane™ Memory

Intel® Optane™ memory is a new revolutionary technology that affordably accelerates your system, delivering high speed and responsiveness without compromising system storage capacity. Combined with a large-storage drive, this solution delivers high speed and capacity.

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Get Your Game On 

Play hard. Share. Stream. Encode. Get hi-res with no lag. Megatask seamlessly. PC gaming is better than ever, and the future looks even more exciting with Intel® technology. 

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Product and Performance Information

This feature may not be available on all computing systems. Please check with the system vendor to determine if your system delivers this feature, or reference the system specifications (motherboard, processor, chipset, power supply, HDD, graphics controller, memory, BIOS, drivers, virtual machine monitor-VMM, platform software, and/or operating system) for feature compatibility. Functionality, performance, and other benefits of this feature may vary depending on system configuration.
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Altering clock frequency or voltage may damage or reduce the useful life of the processor and other system components, and may reduce system stability and performance. Product warranties may not apply if the processor is operated beyond its specifications. Check with the manufacturers of system and components for additional details.

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Benchmark results were obtained prior to implementation of recent software patches and firmware updates intended to address exploits referred to as "Spectre" and "Meltdown". Implementation of these updates may make these results inapplicable to your device or system. 

Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel® microprocessors. Performance tests, such as SYSmark* and MobileMark*, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations, and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products. For more complete information visit http://www.intel.co.uk/benchmarks.

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As measured with SPECint_base2006. SPECint*_base2000/2006 measures how fast a device completes a single integer compute task.  SPECint*_rate_base2000/2006 measures throughput, or how many integer compute tasks a device can accomplish in a given amount of time. Comparison made using an Intel® Core™ i7-6950x processor versus an Intel® Core™ i7-5960x processor with otherwise identical system hardware.