Intel's first 10-core processor for desktop PCs is the ultimate tool for delivering unrivaled performance and is our most powerful desktop processor ever. Whether you're gaming, exploring virtual reality, or creating fabulous content, the Intel® Core™ i7 processor Extreme Edition gives you the computing power you need to do it beautifully.1 2

Because the only thing more amazing than Intel® technology is what you can do with it.

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Processor Number

Cache

Clock Speed

# of Cores / # of Threads

Max TDB / Power

Memory Types

Graphics

Intel® Core™ i7-6950X Processor Extreme Edition 
(25M Cache, up to 3.50 GHz)

25 MB

3.0 GHz

10 / 20

140 W

DDR4 2400/2133

None

Intel® Core™ i7-6900K Processor 
(20M Cache, up to 3.70 GHz)

20 MB

3.2 GHz

8 / 16

140 W

DDR4 2400/2133

None

Intel® Core™ i7-6850K Processor 
(15M Cache, up to 3.80 GHz)

15 MB

3.6 GHz

6 / 12

140 W

DDR4 2400/2133

None

Intel® Core™ i7-6800K Processor 
(15M Cache, up to 3.60 GHz)

15 MB

3.4 GHz

6 / 12

140 W

DDR4 2400/2133

None

Intel® Core™ i7-5960X Processor Extreme Edition (20M Cache, up to 3.50 GHz)

20 MB

3.0 GHz

8 / 16

140 W

DDR4 1333/1600/2133

None

Intel® Core™ i7-5930K Processor (15M Cache, up to 3.70 GHz)

15 MB

3.5 GHz

6 / 12

140 W

DDR4 1333/1600/2133

None

Intel® Core™ i7-5820K Processor (15M Cache, up to 3.60 GHz)

15 MB

3.3 GHz

6 / 12

140 W

DDR4 1333/1600/2133

None

Intel® Core™ i7-4960X Processor Extreme Edition (15M Cache, up to 4.00 GHz)

15 MB

3.6 GHz

6 / 12

130 W

DDR3 1333/1600/1866

None

Intel® Core™ i7-4930K Processor (12M Cache, up to 3.90 GHz)

12 MB

3.4 GHz

6 / 12

130 W

DDR3 1333/1600/1866

None

Intel® Core™ i7-4820K Processor (10M Cache, up to 3.90 GHz)

10 MB

3.7 GHz

4 / 8

130 W

DDR3 1333/1600/1866

None

Intel® Core™ i7-3970X Processor Extreme Edition (15M Cache, up to 4.00 GHz)

15 MB

3.5 GHz

6 / 12

150 W

DDR3 1066/1333/1600

None

Intel® Core™ i7-3820 Processor (10M Cache, up to 3.80 GHz)

10 MB

3.6 GHz

4 / 8

130 W

DDR3 1066/1333/1600

None

Intel® Core™ i7-3960X Processor Extreme Edition (15M Cache, up to 3.90 GHz)

15 MB

3.3 GHz

6 / 12

130 W

DDR3 1066/1333/1600

None

Intel® Core™ i7-3930K Processor (12M Cache, up to 3.80 GHz)

12 MB

3.2 GHz

6 / 12

130 W

DDR3 1066/1333/1600

None

Get More Power to Do What Matters

With Intel® Core™ i7 69xx/68xx processor family, you can run several CPU–heavy programs simultaneously without sacrificing performance. Your PC is your studio: produce amazing 4K or 360-degree videos, stunning photos, or amazing music. With a processor that has up to 10 cores and 20 threads you can do it all. A 35% improvement in multi-threaded 3D rendering speed versus the previous generation and up to 2x better multi-threaded 3D-rendering performance versus our latest 4 core processor3 means you can spend more time creating and less time waiting. Experience fast video encode, image rendering, audio production, and real-time previews that you can check out on a bank of monitors at a great resolution.4

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Lags will not be tolerated: Play. Broadcast. Record. Win... in 4K.  Get gaming superpowers with the Intel® Core™ i7 processor Extreme Edition, which features Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.05 for more than 15% better single-threaded performance6, blistering 2400MHz memory, fully- loaded 25 MB of Smart Cache, and up to 4 discrete graphics cards working together for your most demanding games.

The future of gaming is now

Discover Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0

The Intel® Core™ i7 69xx/68xx processor family is unlocked to provide additional headroom. New features include the ability to overclock each core individually, AVX ratio controls for more stability, and VccU voltage control for extreme scenarios. Combined with tools like Intel's Extreme Tuning Utility (Intel® XTU) and Extreme Memory Profile (Intel® XMP), you have a powerful kit for maximizing performance.

Push the limits

Product and Performance Information

1

Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel® microprocessors. Performance tests, such as SYSmark* and MobileMark*, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products. For more complete information visit http://www.intel.eu/content/www/eu/en/benchmarks/benchmark.html.

2

Performance tests, such as SYSmark and MobileMark, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products. For more complete information visit http://www.intel.com/performance.

3

CINEBENCH* R11.5 and R15 is a benchmark from MAXON Computer that measures the performance of desktop OpenGL* 3D modeling applications.

4

Optimization Notice: Intel's compilers may or may not optimize to the same degree for non-Intel microprocessors for optimizations that are not unique to Intel® microprocessors. These optimizations include Intel® Streaming SIMD Extensions 2 (Intel® SSE2), Intel® SSE3, and Supplemental Streaming SIMD Extensions 3 (SSSE3) instruction sets and other optimizations. Intel does not guarantee the availability, functionality, or effectiveness of any optimization on microprocessors not manufactured by Intel. Microprocessor-dependent optimizations in this product are intended for use with Intel microprocessors. Certain optimizations not specific to Intel® microarchitecture are reserved for Intel microprocessors. Please refer to the applicable product User and Reference Guides for more information regarding the specific instruction sets covered by this notice. Notice Revision #20110804

5

Intel® technologies’ features and benefits depend on system configuration and may require enabled hardware, software or service activation. Performance varies depending on system configuration. Check with your system manufacturer or retailer or learn more at www.intel.eu/content/www/eu/en/architecture-and-technology/turbo-boost/turbo-boost-max-technology.html.

6

As measured by SPEC* CPU2000/2006, a benchmark from the SPEC consortium that measures device performance and throughput using compute intensive application subtests. 

7

Warning: Altering PC clock or memory frequency and/or voltage may (i) reduce system stability and use life of the system, memory and processor; (ii) cause the processor and other system components to fail; (iii) cause reductions in system performance; (iv) cause additional heat or other damage; and (v) affect system data integrity. Intel assumes no responsibility that the memory, included if used with altered clock frequencies and/or voltages, will be fit for any particular purpose. Check with memory manufacturer for warranty and additional details. For more information, visit http://www.intel.com/content/www/eu/en/gaming/overclocking-intel-processors.html.