7th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 7740X 4.0GHz Socket LGA2066 (Kaby Lake-X) Processor - Retail overview
Intel Core X-Series Processor Family
Something for every Enthusiast! The new X-series processor family is designed to scale to your performance needs by delivering options between 4 to 18 cores for extreme performance, the latest technological advancements and headroom for the future. This platform comes ready to install Intel Optane memory and Intel Optane SSDs for amazing system responsiveness. Support for immersive 4K visuals, four channel DDR4 2666 memory*, Thunderbolt 3 delivering a 40Gb/s bi-directional port for almost any peripheral you want to connect and up to 8 SATA ports for a RAID storage array makes this the ultimate desktop platform.
Please note: i5-7640X only supports dual channel memory.
Quad Core Newcomers to The Family
The new family of Intel Core X-series processors introduces two quad core processors for broader expandability of the platform. The Intel Core i5-7640X and Intel Core i7-7740X enable customers to invest in a more powerful enthusiast platform that provides more headroom and scalability up the X-Series stack when they are ready. These two processors will start with a slightly higher base and provide all of the ingredients, like higher memory speed and larger socket, for better overclocking performance compared to their mainstream counterparts.
Game, Record, Stream
Enter the realm of extreme performance where same play is so life-like it is difficult to tell where reality ends and the game begins. Surrounded by multiple high-res displays and premium audio sound, you are totally immersed in the action of your AAA game title or the latest virtual reality thriller. Play extreme, live extreme, game extreme on a computer with an unlocked Intel Core X-series processor. And because modern gaming extends beyond just gameplay, you want to simultaneously share your gameplay with the community and the world. Record all the action capturing that once in a life-time manoeuvre that brought you to victory, and convert your game play into sharable format to immediately post on your social media page. That is extreme mega tasking and the power of the Intel Core X-series processor.
Intel X299 Chipset and Intel Core X-Series Processors for The Ultimate Platform
The Intel X299 chipset paired with the Intel Core X-series processors provide a world class platform for gaming, content creation and overclocking. Whether it is responsiveness, expandability or performance you crave, this platform has you covered. Integrated USB 3.0 makes moving files to your tablet and smartphone blazing fast. The platform also provides RAID support on PCI Express and Serial ATA storage devices, fast data transfers with support for PCIe 3.0 storage devices and finally, Intel Optane Memory support. Want to push the envelope with overclocking? The Intel X299 chipset and Intel Core X-series processor family bring new unlocked base clock capabilities. Unlock your individual cores and memory frequencies to amazing levels while having the flexibility to keep other areas within specification. With support for Intel Extreme Memory Profiles (XMP), Intel Extreme Tuning Utility (X TUI, and the Intel Performance Tuning Protection Package Plan the capabilities of the Intel X299 chipset and new Intel Core X-series processors are a threat to every overclocking world record. Features Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
Dynamically increases the processor’s frequency, as needed, by taking advantage of thermal and power headroom when operating below specified limits.
Integrated Memory Controller
Supports up to 2 channels of DDR4-2666 memory with 1 DIMM per channel. Support for the Intel Extreme Memory Profile (Intel XMP) specification, revision 2.0, for DDR4.
Intel Optane Memory
Provides performance improvements as well as fast app response times for system acceleration and responsiveness.
Intel Smart Cache
6MB of shared cache allows faster access to your data by enabling dynamic and efficient allocation of the cache to match the needs of each core significantly reducing latency to frequently used data and improving performance.
Fully unlocked core multipliers, power, base clock and DDR4 memory ratios for amazing flexibility with overclocking.
Supported by the Intel X299 Chipset.
Intel Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions (Intel AES-NI)
A fast, secure AES engine for a variety of encryption apps, including whole disk encryption, file storage encryption, conditional access of HD content, internet security, and VOIP. Consumers benefit from protected internet and email content, plus fast, responsive disk encryption.
Intel Virtualisation Technology
Allows one hardware platform to function as multiple “virtual” platforms. Offers improved manageability by limiting downtime and maintaining productivity by isolating computing activities into separate partitions.
PCI Express 3.0 Interface
Offers up to 8GT/S for fast access to peripheral devices and networking up to 16 lanes.
Manufactured with lead-free and halogen-free component packages.