Intel Core i9-7960X Skylake X 16-Core 2.8 GHz LGA 2066 165W Processor | BX80673I97960X provides computing performance for a desktop system by offering sixteen cores, which operate at a stock speed of 2.8 GHz, for editing videos, composing soundtracks, and other demanding workloads. Its sixteen cores can achieve a maximum turbo frequency of up to 4.2 GHz while running intensive tasks, and the best performing cores can run at speeds of up to 4.4 GHz utilizing Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0. The Core i9-7960X is equipped with Intel Hyper-Threading technology that enables each core to handle two instruction threads, providing the ability to handle up to thirty-two threads. If you need even more performance, this Skylake-X processor is unlocked, which lets you overlock the processor over its maximum speed. This Core X-series processor does not include a heatsink or fan and requires a sold-separately CPU cooling solution to function at these levels of performance.