Intel Core i7-3960X

Intel Core i7-3960X
The Intel Core i7-3960X operates with:

CPU Cores 6.

CPU Threads: 12.

Performance-enhancing, system-enhancing technology that works faster and saves battery with:

Turbo: 3.90 GHz base 3.90 GHz all cores.

TDP: 130 W.

The processor is attached to:

CPU socket: LGA 2011.

This version includes

15.00 MB of L3 cache on one chip

Supports 4 memory channels to support DDR3-1600 RAM and features PCIe Gen lanes.

Tjunction keeps below -- degrees C.

In particular, Sandy Bridge E Architecture is enhanced with:

Technology: 32 nm

Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d (C2 Stepping).

The product was released on Q4/2011.

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CPU generation and family

Intel Core i7-3960X
Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition
Intel Core i 3000X
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Desktop / Server
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CPU Cores and Base Frequency

3.30 GHz
3.90 GHz
Yes
normal
6
Yes

Memory & PCIe

DDR3-1600
4

Encryption

Yes check

Internal Graphics

DDR3-1600
no iGPU
No turbo
32 nm

Technical details

x86-64 (64 bit)
Sandy Bridge E
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VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d (C2 Stepping)
15.00 MB
Q4/2011
LGA 2011

Thermal Management

130 W
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