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Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition Gulftown 6-Core 3.33 GHz LGA 1366 130W BX80613I7980X Desktop Processor

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  • 32 nm Gulftown
  • 6 x 256KB L2 Cache
  • 12MB L3 Cache

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Upgrade your system with the Core i7-980X and own the finest processor in the world. This is Intel's first six-core CPU based on the 32nm manufacturing process, designed to handle the most intense compute and visualization workloads you can throw at it. Clocked at 3.33GHz, it allows you to multitask faster and unleash powerful media creation tools. Best of all, the 12MB of Intel Smart Cache gives you blazing speeds you never realized were possible.

Take advantage of Intel Turbo Boost technology which dynamically accelerates CPU performance to match your workload. Hyper-Threading technology effectively doubles the output of your six physical cores, giving you unmatched data processing. The Integrated Memory Controller optimizes data bandwidth with up to three channels.

Add the Intel Core i7-980X to your system and you’ll never look back. Experience the speed, versatility and raw power of massive multi-core processing today!

  • newegg Hexa-core Processing With six processing cores, the multitasking monster Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition processor delivers six times the performance on highly-threaded applications, taking your desktop PC experience into a completely new realm of mega power.
  • newegg 32nm Process Technology The Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition processor features Intel's breakthrough 32nm process technology with 2nd generation high-k + metal gate transistors for improved performance and reduced power leakage.
  • newegg Integrated DDR3 Memory Controller With the integrated DDR3 memory controller, the Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition processor enables three channels of DDR3 1066 MHz memory, resulting in up to 25.6 GB/sec memory bandwidth. Plus the memory controller's lower latency and higher memory bandwidth delivers amazing performance for data-intensive applications.
  • newegg Intel Advanced Smart Cache Intel Advanced Smart Cache Technology dynamically allocates the shared L3 cache to each processor core based on workload. This efficient, multi-core-optimized implementation increases the probability that each core can access data from fast L3 cache, resulting in significantly reduced latency for frequently used data and improved performance.
  • newegg Intel Turbo Boost Technology Intel Turbo Boost technology maximizes speed for demanding applications, dynamically accelerating performance to match your workload-more performance when you need it the most.
  • newegg Greater Performance with Hyper-Threading Technology (HT Technology) Hyper-threading enables multi-threaded software applications to execute two software threads in parallel to improve system responsiveness. Intel Core i7 processors enabled with HT Technology deliver performance and multitasking gains that result in increased productivity and efficiency.

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Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
works fine in my XPS 9100 4/29/2020 10:40:06 AM

Overall Review: works fine in my XPS 9100

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
4/ 5
6 Cores... 12/30/2019 7:33:59 PM

Pros: This was an upgrade from a 4 core 2.66Ghz Bloomfield processor I had been using for 10 years.
This I7-980X Installed and worked flawlessly.
The speed increase was refreshing.
Fresh load of Windows 10 with a new SSD and I was off and running.
I'm only on day 5 post install, time will tell.

Cons: Didn't hear a peep from the seller after purchase until I inquired my dissatisfaction 2.5 weeks later. A response was immediate with shipping status. A couples days later it was on my door step. I felt like I was forgotten until I inquired.

Overall Review: I would recommend this product to those that were in my position and require an upgrade.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
still going strong since may 2010 7/1/2019 10:10:57 AM

Pros: fast, stable, i don't bother overclocking apart from default turbo.

Cons: past year or so MS made a win10 update which prevents this system from booting unless you turn VT-d off in BIOS, which is fine unless you use vmware/vbox etc. Lucky I stuck with win7, hopefully MS will fix. Then again this may be more of a mobo problem (asus rampage iii), or even more an MS problem.
Also wasn't able to get new 24gb memory to run at it's rated speed, so check QVL and pick from there.

Overall Review: still no need to upgrade, put in 24gb memory recently.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Intel 980X 9/14/2015 11:57:43 AM

Pros: Fast for the time, but still is though.

Cons: um....oatmeal cookies?

Overall Review: The processor is old now but isn't slow when comparing to the newer processors today. This was my primary CPU for my gaming rig but now is a server CPU. For the 1k I paid for it I feel bad not using it anymore, the server is not used much at all either. Im still wondering if it was worth it now, did I get all of my money's worth out of it?. X58 is a dead platform for sure but since CPU's haven't gotten that much better than this CPU then I think it still has some life to dish out. RIP X58......RIP

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Insane CPU 7/2/2013 3:43:24 AM

Pros: Insane cpu. It's been years since this cpu was released BUT it's still topping the benchmark charts. Normally I would be badly in need of a better cpu to keep up by now. This bad boy is still going strong!

Cons: None.

Overall Review: I want to say price was a con but I'd normally need a new cpu by now to keep up with the times. Tears through everything I throw at it. So it saves me the money to purchase a new cpu. I'm sure this cpu will be competitive for many more years to come. Was definitely worth the investment.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Fantastic CPU 5/7/2013 9:20:57 AM

Pros: speed, overclocking

Cons: price

Overall Review: Best CPU I've had. I put down the money for it when it came out and haven't looked back. By far the best CPU I've had, overclocks well(using Corsair H100), and it's a beast for gaming etc.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Best I've ever owned 1/6/2013 12:30:16 PM

Pros: Insainly fast

Cons: This chip set is being phased out

Overall Review: I got this processor as an option in a $5,000 laptop I bought. When I got home from Iraq I put it in my desktop. I barely overclock this sucker at all, up to around 3.8Ghz if that. The only time I've ever maxed this thing out is when running video converters.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Excellent Product 12/28/2012 3:55:06 PM

Pros: Works great

Cons: None

Overall Review: Not overclocked

My Core i7 Computer Specs
-Motherboard: ASUS Rampage III Formula LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
-Memory: OCZ Reaper Edition 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3RPR1333C9LV12GK x 2
-Processor: Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition Gulftown 3.33GHz 6 x 256KB L2 Cache 12MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80613I7980X
-Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 580 3072 MB GDDR5 PCB PCI Express 2.0 2DVI/Mini-HDMI SLI Ready 03G-P3-1584-AR Video Card
-Sound Card: Creative PCI Express Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Champion Series Sound Card
-Hybrid Drive: Seagate Momentus XT ST95005620AS 500GB 7200 RPM 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s with NCQ Solid $209.98 State Hybrid Drive -Bare Drive x 2
-Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda XT ST32000641AS 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive x 2
-HD-DVD/Blue-ray Drive: LG Black 6X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 40X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray/HD DVD-ROM & 16X DVD±R DVD Burner Model GGC-H20L – Retail Price N/A

-HD-DVD/Blue-ray Writer: LG Black 6X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 6X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA Internal Blu-ray Burner Super Multi Blu-ray Disc Burner & HD DVD-ROM Drive Model GGW-H20L – Retail price N/A
-Power Supply: SeaSonic X-1250 1250W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply
-Case: LIAN LI PC-A71F Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case
-2.5 inch Bracket: BYTECC Bracket-35225 2.5 Inch HDD/SSD Mounting Kit For 3.5" Drive Bay or Enclosure
-CPU Cooler: CORSAIR Hydro Series H80 (CWCH80) High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
-Fan Controller/Thermometer/OC Controller: ASUS Model OC Station ROG OC Controller

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