Intel® Core™ i9-7980XE Extreme Edition Processor

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Technical Specifications

Essentials

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Desktop
Processor Number
i9-7980XE
Status
Launched
Launch Date
Q3'17
Included Items
Please note: The boxed product does not include a fan or heat sink

Performance

# of Cores
18
# of Threads
36
Processor Base Frequency
2.60 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency
4.20 GHz
Cache
24.75 MB
Bus Speed
8 GT/s DMI3
Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 Frequency
4.40 GHz
TDP
165 W

Supplemental Information

Embedded Options Available
No

Memory Specifications

Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
128 GB
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

Sockets Supported
FCLGA2066
Max CPU Configuration
1
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2017X
TJUNCTION
94°C
Low Halogen Options Available
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Advanced Technologies

Intel® Optane™ Memory 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
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512
# of AVX-512 FMA Units
2
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology
Yes

Security & Reliability

Intel® AES New Instructions
Yes
Execute Disable Bit
Yes

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Features and Performance

Maximize Performance

Whether you are working on your latest feature film or the next episode of a YouTube* series, the unlocked Intel® Core™ X-series processors are designed to scale to your performance needs by using the two fastest cores at higher frequencies and up to 18 cores when extreme mega tasking is required. Experience extreme performance, immersive 4K visuals, high speed storage and memory, and the latest technological advancements – all designed to get you from planning to final product faster than ever.

Power Your Creativity

Spend more time creating and less time waiting. The Intel® Core X-series processor can handle your most demanding workload. Upload and edit your 360˚ videos quickly and experience VR videos–all in stunning 4K. There are no limits to what you can create on your new computer.

Mega-Task to the Extreme

When creating your best work, you need the most responsive technology to handle multiple, CPU-intensive tasks at once. With an Intel® Core X-series processor, you can edit your video, render 3D effects, and compose the soundtrack simultaneously without compromising your computer’s performance.

Overclock1 with Confidence

The Intel® Core™ X-series processor family is unlocked to provide additional headroom. New features include the ability to overclock each core individually, AVX ratio controls for more stability, and VccU voltage control for extreme scenarios. Combined with tools like Intel's Extreme Tuning Utility (Intel® XTU) and Extreme Memory Profile (Intel® XMP), you have a powerful kit for maximizing performance.

Push the limits

Related Technologies

Intel® Smart Cache

Improve efficiency with Intel® Smart Cache technology. All cores now have access to the entire last-level cache, pre-fetching data before requests are made. Intel® Smart Cache also features a new power-saving feature that dynamically flushes memory based on demand or during periods of inactivity, ensuring your applications keep up with your demands.

Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0

Increase your computer’s processing power. Available on Intel® Core X-series processors, Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 identifies your processor's two fastest cores and directs your most critical workloads there2. With improved single-threaded performance, you to get the best performance possible out of your computer.

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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.
1

Warning: Altering PC clock or memory frequency and/or voltage may (i) reduce system stability and use life of the system, memory and processor; (ii) cause the processor and other system components to fail; (iii) cause reductions in system performance; (iv) cause additional heat or other damage; and (v) affect system data integrity. Intel assumes no responsibility that the memory, included if used with altered clock frequencies and/or voltages, will be fit for any particular purpose. Check with memory manufacturer for warranty and additional details. For more information, visit http://www.intel.co.uk/content/www/uk/en/gaming/overclocking-intel-processors.html.

2

Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 is available on select Intel® Core™ X-series processors.