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Core i9-7980XE 18-Core 2.6GHz Game Requirement AnalysisThe Intel Core i9-7980XE 18-Core 2.6GHz is a high-end desktop (HEDT) CPU based on a refinement of the 14nm+ Skylake X microarchitecture. It is competing against AMD's 1st Gen Ryzen Threadripper processors. It offers 18 physical cores (36 logical), initially clocked at 3.6GHz, which may go up to 4.4GHz using 1 cores with Turbo Boost 3.0, or 4.2 GHz across 2 cores. All core boost clock speeds of 4.1 GHz are possible across all 18 Cores simultaneously. The i9-7980XE has 24.75MB of L3 Cache. Among its many features, HyperThreading, Turbo Boost 3.0, and Virtualization are activated. As an 'Extreme' variant, this processor has its multiplier unlocked and overclocking is possible. This Intel Core i9-7980XE 18-Core 2.6GHz CPU offers the fastest desktop performance from a 2017 CPU and will not be the bottleneck in any modern gaming PC. It will be able to play all modern games comfortably on ultra graphics performance at any supported resolution without being a hindrance to the accompanying GPU.
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