Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition

Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition
Actual generation: 6.
Actual architecture: Skylake S
Technology: 14 nm
The Intel Core i7 Extreme processors are intended for overclockers, gaming events and absolute enthusiasts. The processors have up to 10 CPU cores, the minimum is 4. All CPUs master hyperthreading technology, which adds another virtual core to each physical CPU core and thus increases the processor's performance by up to 40%.

Depending on the motherboard, the LGA 2011 socket (Intel X79 Express chipset) can accommodate up to 2 processors, provide up to 8 DDR3 RAM banks per processor and up to 7 PCI-E 16x slots. 4-way SLI or Crossfire X is thus supported. The latest models support up to 40 PCIe 3.0 lines.

The latest top model of the Intel Core i7 Extreme processors was the Intel Core i7-6950X, which can address 10 CPU cores with up to 3.5 GHz. Thanks to the use of Hyper-Threading technology, the processor can process up to 20 threads simultaneously, which at the time of its introduction in 2016 was only reserved for server processors.

The latest Extreme processors can address up to 64 GB of DDR4-2400 RAM in four memory channels (quad-channel). The system requires four main memory modules to use the quad-channel mode. The memory bandwidth can thus be quadrupled compared to use with just one main memory module, which can be clearly noticeable in more computing-intensive applications.

Intel Core i7 Extreme processors are available up to the 6th generation of Intel CPUs, from 2017 Intel transferred the Extreme CPUs to the new Intel Core i9 group in order to ensure a better optical difference to the normal Intel Core i 7 processors. With the introduction of the Intel Core i 9 family, the CPUs were upgraded to up to 18 CPU cores, which caused an enormous leap in performance.

All Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition CPUs


Processor Generation
Intel Core i7-6800K Intel Core i7-6800K
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
6.
Intel Core i7-6850K Intel Core i7-6850K
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
6.
Intel Core i7-6900K Intel Core i7-6900K
8C 16T @ 3.20 GHz
6.
Intel Core i7-6950X Intel Core i7-6950X
10C 20T @ 3.00 GHz
6.
Intel Core i7-5820K Intel Core i7-5820K
6C 12T @ 3.30 GHz
5.
Intel Core i7-5930K Intel Core i7-5930K
6C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
5.
Intel Core i7-5960X Intel Core i7-5960X
8C 16T @ 3.00 GHz
5.
Intel Core i7-4820K Intel Core i7-4820K
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
4.
Intel Core i7-4930K Intel Core i7-4930K
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
4.
Intel Core i7-4930MX Intel Core i7-4930MX
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
4.
Intel Core i7-4940MX Intel Core i7-4940MX
4C 8T @ 3.10 GHz
4.
Intel Core i7-4960X Intel Core i7-4960X
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
4.
Intel Core i7-3820 Intel Core i7-3820
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
3.
Intel Core i7-3820QM Intel Core i7-3820QM
4C 8T @ 2.70 GHz
3.
Intel Core i7-3840QM Intel Core i7-3840QM
4C 8T @ 2.80 GHz
3.
Intel Core i7-3920XM Intel Core i7-3920XM
4C 8T @ 2.90 GHz
3.
Intel Core i7-3930k Intel Core i7-3930k
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
3.
Intel Core i7-3940XM Intel Core i7-3940XM
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
3.
Intel Core i7-3960X Intel Core i7-3960X
6C 12T @ 3.30 GHz
3.
Intel Core i7-3970X Intel Core i7-3970X
6C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
3.
Intel Core i7-965 Intel Core i7-965
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
1.
Intel Core i7-975 Intel Core i7-975
4C 8T @ 3.33 GHz
1.
Intel Core i7-980X Intel Core i7-980X
6C 12T @ 3.33 GHz
1.
Intel Core i7-990X Intel Core i7-990X
6C 12T @ 3.46 GHz
1.


Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition generation list

Name Generation Segment Technology Architecture
Intel Core i 6000 6. Desktop / Server 14 nm Skylake S
Intel Core i 6000X 6. Desktop / Server 14 nm Broadwell E
Intel Core i 5000X 5. Desktop / Server 22 nm Haswell E
Intel Core i 4000M/4000H 4. Mobile 22 nm Haswell H
Intel Core i 4000X 4. Desktop / Server 22 nm Ivy Bridge E
Intel Core i 3000M 3. Mobile 22 nm Ivy Bridge H
Intel Core i 3000X 3. Desktop / Server 32 nm Sandy Bridge E
Intel Core i7 900 1. Desktop / Server 32 nm Gulftown
Intel Core i7 900 1. Desktop / Server 45 nm Bloomfield




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