Intel Core i9-7980XE 18-core processor specs detailed, available starting September 25

Intel Core i9 Extreme

Back in May at the Computex 2017 Intel introduced Core X-series processor family ranging from 4 to 18 cores that includes Core i9 Extreme Edition processor, the company’s first consumer desktop CPU with 18 cores and 36 threads of power. At that time it did not unveil the specifications and availability of top-end processors, including the high-end i9-7980XE, even though the we already know the it will cost $1999 (Rs. 1,27,320 approx.). Today the company has detailed the specifications and availability.

All have LGA2066 socket as used on X299 motherboards, and all the processors vary core count, with slight variations on core frequencies, TDP and price.

Processor Name Intel Core i9-7980XE X-series Intel Core i9-
7960X X-series
Intel Core i9-
7940X X-series
Intel Core i9-
7920X X- series
Intel Core i9-
7900X X-series
Cores/ Threads 18/36 16/32 14/28 12/24 10/20
Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 Enabled
Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 Frequency (GHz) Up to 4.4 Up to 4.5
L3 Cache 24.75MB 22MB 19.25MB 16.5MB 13.75MB
Memory Support 4 channels
PCIE Lanes off CPU 44
TDP 165W 140W
Socket (LGA) 2066
Pricing $1,999 $1,699 $1,399 $1,199 $999

Intexl Core X-Series specs

The 4- to 10-core Intel Core X-series processors are already available, 12-core Intel Core X-series processor will be available starting August 28, and 14- to 18-core Intel Core X-series processors will be available starting September 25.

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