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.
|Cores||16||More cores means more threads and therefore more processes can be run simultaneously|
|Speed||2.8GHz||Clock frequency indicates processor speed, but is only reliable in comparisons between CPUs of the same family|
|Codename||Skylake-X||The code name given by the manufacturers|
|Release Date||25 Sep 2017||The more recent the release, the more likely the CPU will receive up-to-date manufacturer support|
|TDP||165W||The 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 Cache||22MB||The L3 cache is the largest CPU cache, but still provides very quick access to data|
|Lithography||14nm||The smaller the lithographic technology used, the less power is required to run the CPU, and the less heat is created during intense use|
|CPU Socket||LGA 2066||The motherboard socket and CPU socket should match to indicate the CPU is compatible with the motherboard and will fit into it|
|Unlocked Multiplier||no||An unlocked clock multiplier means you can adjust the multiplier for an overclocking speed boost|
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.