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Intel i7-960 Quad-Core i7 3.20 GHz Socket 1366 CPU

 i7-960
Intel i7-960 Quad-Core i7 3.20 GHz Socket 1366 CPU


 
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The leading-edge Intel Core i7 processor delivers unmatched technology for intelligent performance on the most demanding tasks, such as creating digital video and playing intense games.

Hardcore multitaskers rejoice. The Intel Core i7 processor family delivers maximum processing performance in response to peak demands. You'll fly through everything you do on your PC-from playing intense games to creating and editing digital video, music, and photos. With Intel Turbo Boost Technology and Intel Hyper-Threading Technology, you get intelligent performance when you need it most.

The Intel Core i7-900 processor series, in combination with the Intel X58 Express Chipset, offers best-in-class platform performance with three-channel DDR3 memory support and full 2 x16 PCI Express 2.0 graphics for the most demanding, computer-intensive environments.

Desktop platform performance for the mainstream customer just got better. By combining the leading-edge Intel Core i7-800 desktop processor series with motherboards built around the new Intel P55 Express Chipset, it's now possible to achieve an unparalleled balance of value and performance.

Key Features

  • Quad-Core Processing
    Provides four complete execution cores in a single processor package. Four dedicated physical cores help operating systems and applications deliver additional performance, so users can experience better multitasking and multithreaded performance across many types of applications and workloads.
  • Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
    Delivers two processing threads per physical core for a total of eight threads for massive computational throughput. With Intel HT Technology, highly threaded applications can get more work done in parallel, completing tasks sooner. With more threads available to the operating system, multitasking becomes even easier. This amazing processor can handle multiple applications working simultaneously, allowing you to do more with less wait time.
  • Intel Turbo Boost Technology
    Dynamically increases the processor's frequency as needed by taking advantage of thermal and power headroom when operating below specified limits. Get more performance automatically, when you need it the most.
  • 8 MB Intel Smart Cache
    This large last-level cache enables dynamic and efficient allocation of shared cache to all four cores to match the needs of various applications for ultra efficient data storage and manipulation.
  • Integrated Memory Controller
    An integrated memory controller offers stunning memory read/write performance through efficient prefetching algorithms, lower latency, and higher memory bandwidth making the Intel Core i7 processor family ideal for data-intensive applications.
  • Intel HD Boost
    Includes the full SSE4 instruction set, significantly improving a broad range of multimedia and computer intensive applications. The 128-bit SSE instructions are issued at a throughput rate of one per clock cycle, allowing a new level of processing efficiency with SSE4-optimised applications.
  • Intel QuickPath Interconnect (Intel QPI)
    For the Intel Core i7-900 processor series, Intel QPI increases bandwidth and lowers latency, while achieving data transfer speeds as high as 25.6 GB/s.






    Specifications
    Status Launched
    Launch Date Q4'09
    Processor Number i7-960
    # of Cores 4
    # of Threads 8
    Clock Speed 3.2 GHz
    Max Turbo Frequency 3.46 GHz
    Intel Smart Cache 8 MB
    Bus/Core Ratio 24
    Intel QPI Speed 4.8 GT/s
    # of QPI Links 1
    Instruction Set 64-bit
    Instruction Set Extensions SSE4.2
    Embedded Options Available No
    Supplemental SKU No
    Lithography 45 nm
    Max TDP 130 W
    VID Voltage Range 0.800V-1.375V
    Max Memory Size
    (dependent on memory type)
    24 GB
    Memory Types DDR3-800/1066
    # of Memory Channels 3
    Max Memory Bandwidth 25.6 GB/s
    Physical Address Extensions 36-bit
    ECC Memory Supported No
    Integrated Graphics No
    Max CPU Configuration 1
    TCASE 67.9C
    Package Size 42.5mm x 45.0mm
    Processing Die Size 263 mm2
    # of Processing Die Transistors 731 million
    Sockets Supported FCLGA1366
    Halogen Free Options Available Yes
    Intel Turbo Boost Technology Yes
    Intel Hyper-Threading Technology Yes
    Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x) Yes
    Intel Trusted Execution Technology No
    AES New Instructions No
    Intel 64 Yes
    Idle States Yes
    Enhanced Intel Speedstep Technology Yes
    Intel Demand Based Switching No
    Thermal Monitoring Technologies No
    Execute Disable Bit Yes
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