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Essentials

Product Collection
Processor Number
Status
Launch Date
Lithography
Recommended Customer Price
Product Collection
Intel® Core™ i7-3960X Processor Extreme Edition (15M Cache, up to 3.90 GHz)Intel® High End Desktop Processors Intel® Core™ i7-3970X Processor Extreme Edition (15M Cache, up to 4.00 GHz)Intel® High End Desktop Processors
Processor Number
Intel® Core™ i7-3960X Processor Extreme Editioni7-3960X Intel® Core™ i7-3970X Processor Extreme Editioni7-3970X
Status
Intel® Core™ i7-3960X Processor Extreme EditionEnd of Life Intel® Core™ i7-3970X Processor Extreme EditionEnd of Life
Launch Date
Intel® Core™ i7-3960X Processor Extreme EditionQ4'11 Intel® Core™ i7-3970X Processor Extreme EditionQ4'12
Lithography
Intel® Core™ i7-3960X Processor Extreme Edition32 nm Intel® Core™ i7-3970X Processor Extreme Edition32 nm
Recommended Customer Price
Intel® Core™ i7-3960X Processor Extreme Edition$999.00 - $1059.00 Intel® Core™ i7-3970X Processor Extreme Edition$1059.00

Performance

# of Cores
# of Threads
Processor Base Frequency
Max Turbo Frequency
Cache
Bus Speed
TDP
VID Voltage Range
# of Cores
Intel® Core™ i7-3960X Processor Extreme Edition6 Intel® Core™ i7-3970X Processor Extreme Edition6
# of Threads
Intel® Core™ i7-3960X Processor Extreme Edition12 Intel® Core™ i7-3970X Processor Extreme Edition12
Processor Base Frequency
Intel® Core™ i7-3960X Processor Extreme Edition3.30 GHz Intel® Core™ i7-3970X Processor Extreme Edition3.50 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency
Intel® Core™ i7-3960X Processor Extreme Edition3.90 GHz Intel® Core™ i7-3970X Processor Extreme Edition4.00 GHz
Cache
Intel® Core™ i7-3960X Processor Extreme Edition15 MB SmartCache Intel® Core™ i7-3970X Processor Extreme Edition15 MB SmartCache
Bus Speed
Intel® Core™ i7-3960X Processor Extreme Edition5 GT/s DMI2 Intel® Core™ i7-3970X Processor Extreme Edition5 GT/s DMI2
TDP
Intel® Core™ i7-3960X Processor Extreme Edition130 W Intel® Core™ i7-3970X Processor Extreme Edition150 W
VID Voltage Range
Intel® Core™ i7-3960X Processor Extreme Edition0.6V-1.35V Intel® Core™ i7-3970X Processor Extreme Edition0.6V-1.35V

Supplemental Information

Embedded Options Available
Description
Datasheet
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Core™ i7-3960X Processor Extreme EditionNo Intel® Core™ i7-3970X Processor Extreme EditionNo
Description
Intel® Core™ i7-3960X Processor Extreme EditionThis product includes VT-d support only on the C2 stepping. Stepping information can be viewed via the menu on the left.
Datasheet
Intel® Core™ i7-3960X Processor Extreme EditionView now Intel® Core™ i7-3970X Processor Extreme EditionView now

Memory Specifications

Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
Memory Types
Max # of Memory Channels
Max Memory Bandwidth
ECC Memory Supported
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
Intel® Core™ i7-3960X Processor Extreme Edition64 GB Intel® Core™ i7-3970X Processor Extreme Edition64.45 GB
Memory Types
Intel® Core™ i7-3960X Processor Extreme EditionDDR3 1066/1333/1600 Intel® Core™ i7-3970X Processor Extreme EditionDDR3 1066/1333/1600
Max # of Memory Channels
Intel® Core™ i7-3960X Processor Extreme Edition4 Intel® Core™ i7-3970X Processor Extreme Edition4
Max Memory Bandwidth
Intel® Core™ i7-3960X Processor Extreme Edition51.2 GB/s Intel® Core™ i7-3970X Processor Extreme Edition51.2 GB/s
ECC Memory Supported
Intel® Core™ i7-3960X Processor Extreme EditionNo Intel® Core™ i7-3970X Processor Extreme EditionNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
PCI Express Revision
Intel® Core™ i7-3960X Processor Extreme Edition2.0 Intel® Core™ i7-3970X Processor Extreme Edition2.0
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
Intel® Core™ i7-3960X Processor Extreme Edition40 Intel® Core™ i7-3970X Processor Extreme Edition40

Package Specifications

Sockets Supported
Max CPU Configuration
TCASE
Package Size
Low Halogen Options Available
Sockets Supported
Intel® Core™ i7-3960X Processor Extreme EditionFCLGA2011 Intel® Core™ i7-3970X Processor Extreme EditionFCLGA2011
Max CPU Configuration
Intel® Core™ i7-3960X Processor Extreme Edition1 Intel® Core™ i7-3970X Processor Extreme Edition1
TCASE
Intel® Core™ i7-3960X Processor Extreme Edition66.8°C Intel® Core™ i7-3970X Processor Extreme Edition66.8°C
Package Size
Intel® Core™ i7-3960X Processor Extreme Edition52.5mm x 45.0mm Intel® Core™ i7-3970X Processor Extreme Edition52.5mm x 45.0mm
Low Halogen Options Available
Intel® Core™ i7-3960X Processor Extreme EditionSee MDDS Intel® Core™ i7-3970X Processor Extreme EditionSee MDDS

Advanced Technologies

Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® vPro Technology
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® 64
Instruction Set
Instruction Set Extensions
Idle States
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology
Intel® Demand Based Switching
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Intel® Identity Protection Technology
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Core™ i7-3960X Processor Extreme Edition2.0 Intel® Core™ i7-3970X Processor Extreme Edition2.0
Intel® vPro Technology
Intel® Core™ i7-3960X Processor Extreme EditionNo Intel® Core™ i7-3970X Processor Extreme EditionNo
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel® Core™ i7-3960X Processor Extreme EditionYes Intel® Core™ i7-3970X Processor Extreme EditionYes
Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
Intel® Core™ i7-3960X Processor Extreme EditionYes Intel® Core™ i7-3970X Processor Extreme EditionYes
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® Core™ i7-3960X Processor Extreme EditionYes Intel® Core™ i7-3970X Processor Extreme EditionYes
Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Core™ i7-3960X Processor Extreme EditionYes Intel® Core™ i7-3970X Processor Extreme EditionYes
Intel® 64
Intel® Core™ i7-3960X Processor Extreme EditionYes Intel® Core™ i7-3970X Processor Extreme EditionYes
Instruction Set
Intel® Core™ i7-3960X Processor Extreme Edition64-bit Intel® Core™ i7-3970X Processor Extreme Edition64-bit
Instruction Set Extensions
Intel® Core™ i7-3960X Processor Extreme EditionSSE4.2, AVX, AES Intel® Core™ i7-3970X Processor Extreme EditionSSE4.2, AVX, AES
Idle States
Intel® Core™ i7-3960X Processor Extreme EditionYes Intel® Core™ i7-3970X Processor Extreme EditionYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology
Intel® Core™ i7-3960X Processor Extreme EditionYes Intel® Core™ i7-3970X Processor Extreme EditionYes
Intel® Demand Based Switching
Intel® Core™ i7-3960X Processor Extreme EditionNo Intel® Core™ i7-3970X Processor Extreme EditionNo
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Intel® Core™ i7-3960X Processor Extreme EditionYes Intel® Core™ i7-3970X Processor Extreme EditionYes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology
Intel® Core™ i7-3960X Processor Extreme EditionYes Intel® Core™ i7-3970X Processor Extreme EditionYes
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Core™ i7-3960X Processor Extreme EditionYes Intel® Core™ i7-3970X Processor Extreme EditionYes

Intel® Data Protection Technology

Intel® AES New Instructions
Intel® AES New Instructions
Intel® Core™ i7-3960X Processor Extreme EditionYes Intel® Core™ i7-3970X Processor Extreme EditionYes

Intel® Platform Protection Technology

Trusted Execution Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Trusted Execution Technology
Intel® Core™ i7-3960X Processor Extreme EditionNo Intel® Core™ i7-3970X Processor Extreme EditionNo
Execute Disable Bit
Intel® Core™ i7-3960X Processor Extreme EditionYes Intel® Core™ i7-3970X Processor Extreme EditionYes

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