Intel Core i9-7960X X-series Processor (BX80673I97960X)

Stock Status: Discontinued
Key Specifications
  • Cores: 16 / Threads: 32

  • up to 4.2GHz / 22M cache

  • LGA2066

SKU:#032045 Warranty3 years by Intel Product No.:BX80673I97960X Short link: See specifications from the manufacturer

Intel® Turbo Boost Technology

Higher Performance When You Need It Most
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.01 accelerates processor and graphics performance by increasing the operating frequency when operating below specification limits. The maximum frequency varies depending on workload, hardware, software, and overall system configuration.

Maximize Performance
Whether you are working on your latest feature film or the next episode of a YouTube* series, the unlocked Intel® Core™ X-series processors are designed to scale to your performance needs by using the two fastest cores at higher frequencies and up to 18 cores when extreme mega tasking is required. 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.

Power Your Creativity
Spend more time creating and less time waiting. 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. There are no limits to what you can create on your new computer.

Mega-Task to the Extreme
When creating your best work, you need the most responsive technology to handle multiple, CPU-intensive tasks at once. With an Intel® Core X-series processor, you can edit your video, render 3D effects, and compose the soundtrack simultaneously without compromising your computer’s performance.

Overclock with Confidence
The Intel® Core™ X-series processor family is unlocked to provide additional headroom. New features include 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 (Intel® XMP), you have a powerful kit for maximizing performance.

Intel® Smart Cache
Improve efficiency with Intel® Smart Cache technology. All cores now have access to the entire last-level cache, pre-fetching data before requests are made. Intel® Smart Cache also features a new power-saving feature that dynamically flushes memory based on demand or during periods of inactivity, ensuring your applications keep up with your demands.

Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0
Increase your computer’s processing power. Available on Intel® Core X-series processors, Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 identifies your processor's two fastest cores and directs your most critical workloads there2. With improved single-threaded performance, you to get the best performance possible out of your computer.


3 years by Intel


Processor family7th gen Intel® Core™ i9
Processor frequency2.8 GHz
Processor cores16
Processor socketLGA 2066
Component forPC
Cooler includedN
Processor modeli9-7960X
Processor threads32
System bus rate8 GT/s
Processor operating modes64-bit
Processor seriesIntel® Core™ X-series
Processor cache22 MB
Processor cache typeSmart Cache
Compatible chipsetsIntel® X299
Processor boost frequency4.2 GHz
Bus typeDMI3
Processor codenameSkylake
Processor ARK ID126697
Generation7th Generation


Memory channelsQuad
Maximum internal memory supported by processor128 GB
Memory types supported by processorDDR4-SDRAM
Memory clock speeds supported by processor2666 MHz
Memory voltage supported by processor1.2 V


Thermal Design Power (TDP)165 W


Execute Disable BitY
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes44
PCI Express slots version3.0
Supported instruction setsAVX 2.0,AVX-512,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
CPU configuration (max)1
Embedded options availableN
Thermal solution specificationPCG 2017X
PCI Express CEM revision3.0
Market segmentDT
Harmonized System (HS) code8542310001

Processor special features

Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology2.0
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)Y
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep TechnologyY
Intel 64Y
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x)Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)Y
Conflict-Free processorY
Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0Y
Intel® Optane™ Memory ReadyY
AVX-512 Fused Multiply-Add (FMA) units2
Virtual Reality (VR) readyY

Operational conditions

Tjunction98 °C

Technical details

Processor cache22528 KB
Product typeProcessor
Bus bandwidth8
Bus type unitsGT/s
Launch dateQ3'17
Maximum memory128 GB
Processor brand nameIntel Core i7 X-series\nIntel Core i7 X-series processor
Last change63903513
Product familyIntel Core Processors
Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology frequency4400 MHz
Bus speed8 GT/s

Weight & dimensions

Processor package size52.5 x 45 mm

Other features

Maximum internal memory131072 MB