The Intel® Core™ i7 processor family for the LGA-2011 socket is the next generation of 64-bit, multi-core desktop processor built on 32-nanometer process technology. Based on the low-power/high performance Intel® Core™ i7 processor microarchitecture, the processor is designed for a two-chip platform as opposed to the ...traditional three-chip platforms (processor, MCH, and ICH). The two-chip platform consists of a processor and the Platform Controller Hub (PCH) and enables higher performance, easier validation, and improved x-y footprint.
The processor features up to 40 lanes of PCI Express* links capable of up to 8.0 GT/s, and 4 lanes of DMI2/PCI Express* 2.0 interface with a peak transfer rate of 5.0 GT/s. The processor supports up to 46 bits of physical address space and 48 bits of virtual address space. Included in this family of processors is an integrated memory controller (IMC) and integrated I/O (IIO) (such as PCI Express* and DMI2) on a single silicon die. This single die solution is known as a monolithic processor.
This document is Volume 1 of the datasheet for the Intel® Core™ i7 processor family for the LGA-2011 socket. The complete datasheet consists of two volumes. This document provides DC electrical specifications, land and signal definitions, interface functional descriptions, power management descriptions, and additional feature information pertinent to the implementation and operation of the processor on its platform. Volume 2 provides register information.
Note: Throughout this document, the Intel® Core™ i7 processor family for the LGA-2011 socket may be referred to as “processor”. Note: Throughout this document, the Desktop Intel® Core™ i7-39xxK processor series for the LGA-2011 socket refers to the i7-3930K. Note: Throughout this document, the Desktop Intel® Core™ i7-38xx processor series for the LGA-2011 socket refers to the i7-3820. Note: Throughout this document, the Intel® X79 Chipset Platform Controller Hub may be referred to as “PCH”.