Background on Intel Core X-series CPU
Intel's enthusiast-class Core i7 and i9 processors represent the top-end of their consumer CPU line, and bridge the gap between the more mainstream chips and the Xeon server-grade models. These processors range from six to eighteen cores, with base clock speeds of 2.6 to 3.6GHz - and turbo boost speeds of 4GHz or more. The combination of high core counts with high clock frequencies allow these processors to excel at both single and multi-threaded workloads.
These processors were codenamed Skylake-X, when first announced, but Intel seems to have standardized on calling them Core X-series processors. There are also some Kaby Lake-X chips that share the same socket and are compatible with some of the same motherboards, but they have fewer memory channels and PCI-E lanes, so to avoid confusion and situations where lots of motherboard features are disabled we are not currently offering them.
|Product Line||Core i9|
|Number of Cores||16|
|Clock Speed||2.80 GHz|
|Max. Turbo Boost||4.40 GHz|
|All-Core Turbo Boost||3.60 GHz|
|Thermal Output||165 W|
|Virtualization Technology (VT-x)||Yes|
|Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)||Yes|
|Trusted Execution Technology||No|
Configure a custom workstation with the Intel Core i9 7960X 2.8GHz Sixteen Core 22MB 165W.