Fly through everything you do on your PC - from playing intense 3D games to creating and editing digital video, music, and photos. The Intel Core i7-990X Processor Extreme Edition, manufactured on 32nm process technology and clocked at 3.46 GHz, delivers an incredible breakthrough in six-core performance and features the latest innovations in processor technologies.
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 multi-tasking power. Integrated triple-channel memory controller optimizes memory bandwidth, while the 12MB Intel Smart Cache gives you blazing speeds you never realized were possible. Unlock your full potential with Intel's top-of-the-line desktop processor and experience total creative freedom that's limited only by your imagination.
- Hexa-Core Processing on 32nm Process, plus Unlocked Core MultiplierWith six independent execution cores in one processor package, the multitasking monster Intel Core i7-990X Processor Extreme Edition delivers astounding multitasking and multi-threaded performance across many types of applications and workloads, taking your desktop PC experience into a completely new realm of mega power. Intel's breakthrough 32nm process technology incorporates 2nd generation of high-k + metal gate transistors for improved performance and energy efficiency. In addition, the processor’s unlocked core multiplier provides easy overclocking of the processor and memory frequency, enabling performance beyond the processor’s original specifications.
- Integrated DDR3 Memory ControllerWith the integrated DDR3 memory controller, the Intel Core i7-990X Processor Extreme Edition 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.
- Intel Smart CacheIntel Smart Cache Technology dynamically allocates the shared cache to each processor core based on workload. This efficient, multi-core-optimized implementation increases the probability that each core can access data from faster, more efficient cache subsystem resulting in significantly reduced latency for frequently used data and improved performance.
- Intel Turbo Boost TechnologyIntel Turbo Boost technology automatically allows processor cores to run faster than the base operating frequency if it's operating below power, current, and temperature specification limits, maximizing speed for demanding applications, dynamically accelerating performance to match your workload-more performance when you need it the most.
- Intel Hyper-Threading Technology (HT Technology)Intel Hyper-Threading Technology delivers thread-level parallelism on each processor resulting in more efficient use of processor resources—higher processing throughput—and improved performance on the multi-threaded software of today and tomorrow.
- Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x)Increasing manageability, security, and flexibility in IT environments, virtualization technologies like hardware-assisted Intel Virtualization Technology (Intel VT) combined with software-based virtualization solutions provide maximum system utilization by consolidating multiple environments into a single server or PC. By abstracting the software away from the underlying hardware, a world of new usage models opens up that reduce costs, increase management efficiency, strengthen security, while making your computing infrastructure more resilient in the event of a disaster.