Intel® Core™ I9-7980x Extreme Edition Processor

Intel® Core™ X-series Processors.

Intel® Core™ I9-7980x Extreme Edition Processor
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Recently Intel has come up with its new family of processors for enthusiasts. The company has unveiled its Core Extreme Edition Processor chips with the i9-7980XE leading the pack. It is designed to boost your performance needs by using the two fastest cores at higher frequencies and up to 18 cores when extreme mega-tasking is required.

In real, the chip is the company’s first 18-core CPU. It is capable of handling more than a teraflop of computing power. Obviously, the high power it consists of, the more it will costs. According to reports, it costs around $1,999.

In particular, this core extreme edition processor is clearly not a chip you’ll see in an average desktop. Instead, it is more of a statement from Intel. It beats out AMD’s 16-core Threadripper CPU, which was slated to be that company’s most powerful consumer processor for 2017.

It is also first Intel consumer chip that packs in over a teraflop’s worth of computing power.

Intel stated, “its Core Extreme Edition Processor with I9-7980XE lineup was driven by the surprising demand for last year’s 10-core chip. Broadwell-E was kind of an experiment, proving that our enthusiast community will go after the best of the best. Yes, we’re adding higher core count, but we’re also introducing lower core counts. Scalability on both ends is what we went after.”

Stuffing more cores into a processor causes some significant heat issues. Thus, Intel developed its own liquid cooling solution, which will work on these new chips. This new Core i9 processor feature scorching hot 140W thermal design points (TDPs), the maximum amount of power that they’ll draw.

The new Core I9-7980XE Processors might not be feasible for most consumers, but for the hardware geeks who treat their rigs like hot rods, they’re a dream come true.

  • Maximize the performance: 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.
  • Overclock with Confidence: It has 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.
  • Power Your Creativity: 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.