Introducing the New Intel® Core™ X-series Processor Family

The ultimate platform with unprecedented scalability.

The Intel® Core™ i9 Extreme Edition Processor
The dawn of a new breed of extreme desktop processors is here, elevating everything you do to new heights. Powered by a massive 18 cores and 36 threads, this processor enables extreme single-threaded performance with the updated Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0. This technology now identifies the two best performing cores to provide increased single and dual-core performance. The new Extreme Edition boasts 44 PCIe* lanes and support for multiple discrete graphics cards, Thunderbolt™ technology, and high-speed storage like Intel® Optane™ technology. And of course, it is fully unlocked1 for extreme performance.

Intel® Core™ X-Series Processor Family
Something for every enthusiast! The new Intel® Core™ X-series processor family is designed to scale to your performance needs by delivering options between 4 to 18 cores for extreme performance, the latest technological advancements, and headroom for the future. This platform comes ready to install Intel® Optane™ memory and Intel® Optane™ SSDs for amazing system responsiveness. Support for immersive 4K visuals, four channel DDR4 2666 memory, Thunderbolt™ 3 delivering a 40Gb/s bi-directional port for almost any peripheral you want to connect and up to 8 SATA ports for a RAID storage array makes this the ultimate desktop platform.

Game, Stream, Record
Enter the realm of extreme performance where game play is so life-like it is difficult to tell where reality ends and the game begins. Surrounded by multiple high-res displays and premium audio sound, you are totally immersed in the action of your AAA game title or the latest virtual reality thriller. Play extreme, live extreme, game extreme on a computer with an unlocked1 Intel® Core™ X-series processor. And because modern gaming extends beyond just gameplay, you want to simultaneously share your gameplay with the community and the world. Record all the action capturing that once in a life-time maneuver that brought you to victory, and convert your game play into a sharable format to immediately post on your social media page. That is extreme mega tasking and the power of the Intel® Core™ X-series processor.

Unleash Your Ultimate Creative Genius Now with an Intel® Core™ X-Series Processor
Your creativity is limitless, and once you are in the flow of ideas, you need a system that will keep up. You need the uncompromising performance in a PC powered by the Intel® Core™ X-series processor. The Intel® Core™ X-series processor family with 8, 12 or even 18 cores delivers amazing performance when multiple real-time workloads are stacked. Spend more time creating while your Intel® Core™ X-series processor powered system simultaneously handles uploading massive 4K files, rendering effects and other compute intensive workloads in the background. And with the updated Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0, you have the control to give priority to the apps that need the power of the two best performing cores. Quad channel memory also delivers improved responsiveness and decreases start up time when you are working with large files and content creation applications. With an Intel® Core™ X-series processor you can focus on creating with the confidence that your results will be as remarkable as you imagined.

Quad-Core Newcomers to the Family
The new family of Intel® Core™ X-series processors introduces two quad core processors for broader expandability of the platform. The Intel® Core™ i5-7640X and Intel® Core™ i7-7740X enable customers to invest in a more powerful enthusiast platform that provides more headroom and scalability up the X-series stack when they are ready. These two processors will start with a slightly higher base frequency and provide all of the ingredients, like higher memory speed and larger socket, for better overclocking performance compared to their mainstream counterparts.

Intel® X299 Chipset and Intel® Core™ X-Series Processors for the Ultimate Platform
The Intel® X299 chipset paired with the Intel® Core™ X-series processors provide a world class platform for gaming, content creation, and over-clocking. Whether it is responsiveness, expandability or performance you crave, this platform has you covered. Integrated USB 3.0 makes moving files to your tablet and smartphone blazing fast. The platform also provides RAID support on PCI Express* and Serial ATA storage devices, fast data transfers with support for PCIe* 3.0 storage devices and finally, Intel® Optane™ memory support. Want to push the envelope with overclocking? The Intel® X299 chipset and Intel® Core™ X-series processor family bring new unlocked base clock capabilities2. Unlock your individual cores and memory frequencies to amazing levels while having the flexibility to keep other areas within specification. With support for Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (Intel® XMP), Intel® Extreme Tuning Utility (Intel® XTU), and the Intel® Performance Tuning Protection Package Plan the capabilities of the Intel® X299 chipset and new Intel® Core™ X-series processors are a threat to every overclocking world record.

Features At-a-Glance2

   

Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.03

 

Identifies the two fastest cores on the processor die to provide improved single threaded performance on X-series processors. The driver provided along with the feature allows end users to direct workloads to the fastest core by setting priority to preferred applications.

Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.04

Dynamically increases the processor’s frequency, as needed, by taking advantage of thermal and power headroom when operating below specified limits.

Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology5

Delivers two processing threads per physical core. Highly threaded applications can get more work done in parallel, completing tasks sooner.

Integrated Memory Controller

Supports up to 4 channels of DDR4-2666 memory with 1 DIMM per channel. Support for the Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (Intel® XMP) specification, revision 2.0 for DDR4.

Intel® Optane™ memory6

Provides performance improvements as well as fast app response times for system acceleration and responsiveness.

Intel® Smart Cache

Up to 24.75MB of shared cached allows faster access to your data by enabling dynamic and efficient allocation of the cache to match the needs of each core significantly reducing latency to frequently used data and improving performance.

Overclocking Enabled7

Fully unlocked core multipliers, power, base clock, and DDR4 memory ratios for amazing flexibility with overclocking.

Chipset/Motherboard Compatibility

Supported by the Intel® X299 chipset.

Intel® Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)8

A fast, secure AES engine for a variety of encryption apps, including whole disk encryption, file storage encryption, conditional access of HD content, internet security, and VOIP. Consumers benefit from protected internet and email content, plus fast, responsive disk encryption.

Intel® Virtualization Technology9

Allows one hardware platform to function as multiple “virtual” platforms. Offers improved manageability by limiting downtime and maintaining productivity by isolating computing activities into separate partitions.

PCI Express* 3.0 Interface2

Offers up to 8GT/S for fast access to peripheral devices and networking up to 40 lanes.

Green Technology

Manufactured with lead-free and halogen-free10 component packages.

Intel® Core™ X-Series Processors


Product and Performance Information

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Altering clock frequency or voltage may damage or reduce the useful life of the processor and other system components, and may reduce system stability and performance. Product warranties may not apply if the processor is operated beyond its specifications. Check with the manufacturers of system and components for additional details.

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Intel® technologies' features and benefits depend on system configuration and may require enabled hardware, software or service activation. Performance varies depending on system configuration. No computer system can be absolutely secure. Check with your system manufacturer or retailer or learn more at http://www.intel.com.

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Requires a system with Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0. Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 and Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 are only available on select Intel® processors. Consult your PC manufacturer. Performance varies depending on hardware, software, and system configuration. For more information, visit www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/turbo-boost/turbo-boost-max-technology.html.

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Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 requires a PC with a processor with Intel Turbo Boost Technology capability. Intel Turbo Boost Technology performance varies depending on hardware, software, and overall system configuration. Check with your PC manufacturer on whether your system delivers Intel Turbo Boost Technology. For more information, see www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/turbo-boost/turbo-boost-technology.html.

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Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology) requires an Intel® HT Technology enabled system, check with your PC manufacturer. Performance will vary depending on the specific hardware and software used. Intel® HT Technology is available on select Intel® processors. For more information including details on which processors support Intel® HT Technology, visit www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/hyper-threading/hyper-threading-technology.html.

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Intel® Optane™ memory requires specific hardware and software configuration. Visit www.intel.com/OptaneMemory for configuration requirements.

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Warning: Altering PC clock or memory frequency and/or voltage may (i) reduce system stability and use life of the system, memory and processor; (ii) cause the processor and other system components to fail; (iii) cause reductions in system performance; (iv) cause additional heat or other damage; and (v) affect system data integrity. Intel assumes no responsibility that the memory, included if used with altered clock frequencies and/or voltages, will be fit for any particular purpose. Check with memory manufacturer for warranty and additional details. For more information, visit http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/gaming/overclocking-intel-processors.html.

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Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI) requires a computer system with an Intel® AES-NI enabled processor, as well as non-Intel software to execute the instructions in the correct sequence. For availability, consult your reseller or system manufacturer. For more information, see software.intel.com/en-us/articles/intel-advanced-encryption-standard-instructions-aes-ni/.

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Intel® Virtualization Technology requires a computer system with an enabled Intel® processor, BIOS, virtual machine monitor (VMM) and, for some uses, certain platform software enabled for it. Functionality, performance or other benefits will vary depending on hardware and software configurations and may require a BIOS update. Software applications may not be compatible with all operating systems. Please check with your application vendor.

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Applies only to brominated and chlorinated flame retardants (BFRs/CFRs) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) in the final product. Intel components as well as purchased components on the finished assembly meet JS-709A requirements, and the PCB/Substrate meet IEC 61249-2-21 requirements. The replacement of halogenated flame retardants and/or PVC may not be better for the environment.