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Intel Core i9 7th Gen

Core i9-7960X 16-Core 2.8GHz

The Intel Core i9-7960X 16-Core 2.8GHz has 16 cores that run at a clock speed of 2.8GHz.

It has an L3 cache size of 22MB.

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Intel Core i9-7960X 16-Core 2.8GHz [Not Released]

Cores16More cores means more threads and therefore more processes can be run simultaneously
Speed2.8GHzClock frequency indicates processor speed, but is only reliable in comparisons between CPUs of the same family
CodenameSkylake-XThe code name given by the manufacturers
Release Date25 Sep 2017 The more recent the release, the more likely the CPU will receive up-to-date manufacturer support
TDP165WThe lower the TDP, the less power the CPU requires to run and thus the more efficient it is and the less heat it creates
L3 Cache22MBThe L3 cache is the largest CPU cache, but still provides very quick access to data
Lithography14nmThe smaller the lithographic technology used, the less power is required to run the CPU, and the less heat is created during intense use
CPU SocketLGA 2066The motherboard socket and CPU socket should match to indicate the CPU is compatible with the motherboard and will fit into it
Unlocked MultipliernoAn unlocked clock multiplier means you can adjust the multiplier for an overclocking speed boost

Core i9-7960X 16-Core 2.8GHz compatibility review

Overall, the Intel Core i9-7960X 16-Core 2.8GHz has exceptional performance. Its 16 cores clocked at 2.8 GHz provide swift processing speeds and allow many processes to be run simultaneously.

The CPU is over 3 years old, meaning it is based on aging technologies and will not have the level of support that you would find in a newer processor.

Created with lithographic technology sized at 14 nanometers, the Core i9-7960X 16-Core 2.8GHz is built for extreme speeds and efficiency, although with a Thermal Design Power of 165W it requires a huge amount of power to run, and will inevitably create a lot of excess heat.

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