Intel Core i9-7980X XE Extreme Edition Processor (BX80673I97980X)

Stock Status: Discontinued
Key Specifications
  • Cores: 18 / Threads: 36

  • up to 4.2GHz / 24.75M cache

  • LGA2066

SKU:#032046 Warranty3 years by Intel Product No.:BX80673I97980X Short link: See specifications from the manufacturer

Intel® Turbo Boost Technology

Higher Performance When You Need It Most
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.01 accelerates processor and graphics performance by increasing the operating frequency when operating below specification limits. The maximum frequency varies depending on workload, hardware, software, and overall system configuration.

Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI) are a set of instructions that enable fast and secure data encryption and decryption. AES-NI are valuable for a wide range of cryptographic applications, for example: applications that perform bulk encryption/decryption, authentication, random number generation, and authenticated encryption.

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology is an advanced means of enabling high performance while meeting the power-conservation needs of mobile systems. Conventional Intel SpeedStep® Technology switches both voltage and frequency in tandem between high and low levels in response to processor load. Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology builds upon that architecture using design strategies such as Separation between Voltage and Frequency Changes, and Clock Partitioning and Recovery.

Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x) allows one hardware platform to function as multiple “virtual” platforms. It offers improved manageability by limiting downtime and maintaining productivity by isolating computing activities into separate partitions.


3 years by Intel


Processor family7th gen Intel® Core™ i9
Processor frequency2.6 GHz
Processor cores18
Component forPC
Cooler includedN
Processor modeli9-7980XE
Processor threads36
System bus rate8 GT/s
Processor operating modes64-bit
Processor cache24.75 MB
Processor cache typeSmart Cache
Processor boost frequency4.2 GHz
Bus typeDMI3
Processor codenameSkylake
Processor ARK ID126699
Generation7th Generation


Memory channelsQuad
Maximum internal memory supported by processor128 GB
Memory types supported by processorDDR4-SDRAM
Memory clock speeds supported by processor2666 MHz


On-board graphics adapterN


Thermal Design Power (TDP)165 W


Execute Disable BitY
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes44
PCI Express slots version3.0
Supported instruction setsAVX 2.0,AVX-512,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
CPU configuration (max)1
Embedded options availableN
Thermal solution specificationPCG 2017X
PCI Express CEM revision3.0
Market segmentDT
Harmonized System (HS) code8542310001

Processor special features

Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology2.0
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)Y
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep TechnologyY
Intel 64Y
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x)Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)Y
Conflict-Free processorY
Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0Y
Intel® Optane™ Memory ReadyY
AVX-512 Fused Multiply-Add (FMA) units2
Virtual Reality (VR) readyY

Operational conditions

Tjunction94 °C

Technical details

Processor cache25344 KB
Product typeProcessor
Bus bandwidth8
Bus type unitsGT/s
Launch dateQ3'17
Maximum memory128 GB
Processor brand nameIntel Core i9 Extreme Edition\nIntel Core i9 Extreme Edition processor
Last change63903513
Product familyIntel Core Processors
Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology frequency4400 MHz
Bus speed8 GT/s

Other features

Maximum internal memory131072 MB