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Intel Core I9-7960X CPU, Socket 2066 2.8GHz, 4.2GHz Turbo 16-Core

Intel Core I9-7960X CPU, 2066, 2.8GHz (4.2 Turbo), 16-Core, 165W, 22MB Cache, Overclockable, No Graphics, NO HEATSINK/FAN - BX80673I97960X

£1,771.97 £1,476.64

The i9-7960X may be the earliest of the brand new X-Series i9 range from Intel but it still comes equipped ready to tackle powerful processing. With a high core and thread count, every technology available to the X-Series (including Turbo Boost 3.0) and the most PCIe lanes ever of any desktop processor, this Intel i9 CPU is a force to be reckoned. Experience true CPU power with an i9 X-Series Processor.


Experience In-Game Performance Like Never Before
Enter the realm of extreme performance where game play is so life-like it is difficult to tell where reality ends and the game begins. Surrounded by multiple high-res displays and premium audio sound, you are totally immersed in the action of your AAA game title or the latest virtual reality thriller. Play extreme, live extreme, game extreme on a computer with an unlocked Intel Core X-series processor.
And because modern gaming extends beyond just gameplay, you want to simultaneously share your gameplay with the community and the world. Record all the action capturing that once in a life-time manoeuvre that brought you to victory, and convert your game play into a shareable format to immediately post on your social media page. That is extreme mega tasking and the power of the Intel Core X-series processor.
A CPU Built For The Ultimate Platform
The Intel X299 chipset paired with intel Core X-series processors provide a world class platform for gaming, content creation and over-clocking. Whether it is responsiveness, expandability or performance you crave, this platform has you covered. Integrated USB 3.0 makes moving files to your tablet and smartphone blazing fast.
The platform also provides RAID support on PCI Express and Serial ATA storage devices, fast data transfers with support for PCIe 3.0 storage devices and finally, Intel Optane Memory support. Want to push the envelope with overclocking? The Intel X299 chipset and Intel Core X-series processor family bring new unlocked base clock capabilities.
Unlock your individual cores and memory frequencies to amazing levels while having the flexibility to keep other areas within specification. With support for Intel Extreme Memory Profiles (XMP), Intel Extreme Tuning Utility (XTU), and the Intel Performance Tuning Protection Package Plan the capabilities of the Intel X299 chipset and new Intel Core X-series processors are a threat to every overclocking world record.
Intel CPU: Less Waiting And More Creating
Your creativity is limitless and once you are in the flow of ideas, you need a system that will keep up. You need the uncompromising performance in a PC powered by the Intel Core X-series processor. The Intel Core X-series processor family with 8, 12 or even 18 cores delivers amazing performance when multiple real-time workloads are stacked.
Spend more time creating while your Intel Core X-series CPU powered system simultaneously handles uploading massive 4K files, rending effects and other compute intensive workloads in the background. And with the updated Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0, you have the control to give priority to the apps that need the power of the two best performing cores.
Quad channel memory also delivers improved responsiveness and decreases start up time when you are working with large files and content creation applications. With an Intel Core X-series processor you can focus on creating with the confidence your results will be as remarkable as you imagined.
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Bus Speed - 8 GT/s DMI3 | # of QPI Links - 0 | TDP - 165 W | Max Memory Size - 128 GB | Memory Types - DDR4-2666 | Max # of Memory Channels - 4 | PCI Express Revision - 3.0 | Max # of PCI Express Lanes - 44 | Thermal Solution Specification - PCG 2017X | TJUNCTION - 98°C | Intel® Optane™ Memory Supported | Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 | Intel® Turbo Boost Technology - 2.0 | Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology | Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x) | Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) | Intel® 64 | Instruction Set Extensions - Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512 | # of AVX-512 FMA Units - 2 | Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology | Intel® AES New Instructions | Execute Disable Bit
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