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Intel Core i9-9960X 16-Core 3.1GHz

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How well can the Core i9-9960X 16-Core 3.1GHz run games
Core i9-9960X 16-Core 3.1GHz Performance Specification
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3.1 GHz
4.5 GHz
16 cores
32 threads
Skylake X
165W
14nm
Socket 2066
64 Bit
85°C
4
128GB
None
Core i9-9960X 16-Core 3.1GHz Game Requirement Analysis

The Intel Core i9-9960X 16-Core 3.1GHz is a high-end desktop (HEDT) CPU based on a refinement of the 14nm++ Skylake X microarchitecture. It is competing against AMD's 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadripper processors.


It offers 16 physical cores (32 logical), initially clocked at 3.1GHz, which may go up to 4.5GHz using 1 cores with Turbo Boost 3.0, or 4.4 GHz accross 2 cores. All core boost clock speeds of 4.1 GHz are possible across all 16 Cores simultaneously. The i9-9960X has 22MB 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 i9-9960X 16-Core 3.1GHz CPU offers fast gaming performance 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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Release period
15-Nov-2018
Core i9-9960X 16-Core 3.1GHz vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
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