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Product Name
Intel® Core™ i7-880 Processor (8M Cache, 3.06 GHz) Intel® Core™ i7-970 Processor (12M Cache, 3.20 GHz, 4.80 GT/s Intel® QPI)
Code Name
Lynnfield Gulftown
Processor Number
i7-880 i7-970
End of Interactive Support End of Interactive Support
Launch Date
Q2'10 Q3'10
45 nm 32 nm
Recommended Customer Price
N/A $594.00
# of Cores
4 6
# of Threads
8 12
Processor Base Frequency
3.06 GHz 3.20 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency
3.73 GHz 3.46 GHz
8 MB SmartCache 12 MB SmartCache
Bus Speed
2.5 GT/s DMI 4.8 GT/s QPI
95 W 130 W
VID Voltage Range
0.6500V-1.4000V 0.800V-1.375V
# of QPI Links
Supplemental Information
Embedded Options Available
No No
Link Link
Memory Specifications
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
16 GB 24 GB
Memory Types
DDR3 1066/1333 DDR3 800/1066
Max # of Memory Channels
2 3
Max Memory Bandwidth
21 GB/s 25.6 GB/s
Physical Address Extensions
36-bit 36-bit
ECC Memory Supported
No No
Expansion Options
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Configurations
1x16, 2x8
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
Package Specifications
Sockets Supported
LGA1156 FCLGA1366
Max CPU Configuration
1 1
72.7°C 67.9°C
Package Size
37.5mm x 37.5mm 42.5mm X 45.0mm
Processing Die Size
296 mm2 239 mm2
# of Processing Die Transistors
774 million
Low Halogen Options Available
Advanced Technologies
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
1.0 1.0
Intel® vPro Technology
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology
Yes Yes
Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
Yes Yes
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Yes Yes
Intel® 64
Yes Yes
Instruction Set
64-bit 64-bit
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.2 SSE4.2
Idle States
Yes Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology
Yes Yes
Intel® Demand Based Switching
No No
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
No No
Intel® Data Protection Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions
No Yes
Intel® Platform Protection Technology
Trusted Execution Technology
Yes No
Execute Disable Bit
Yes Yes