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**B Grade** Core i9 7980XE Pre-Binned 4.5GHz (Sky Lake) Socket LGA2066 Processor - OEM
B Grade items may have been used, have damaged packaging, missing accessories or a combination of these (Motherboards may be missing I/O shields).
Some items may have scuff marks or slight scratches but should otherwise be an operable product.
Extreme PerformanceIntel X-Series Processors contain upto 18 cores, 32 threads and a max of 44 PCIe lanes providing unparalleled, uncompromised performance. You can multi task like never before, simultaneously handling intensive workloads such as rendering in the background. Intel X-Series Processors are anything but main stream!
Unlock the X FactorUnlock the Intel X-Series Processors raw performance and unleash the beast. Thanks to our pre-binning process we can guarantee the CPU's overclock ability.
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Overclockers UK Pre-Binned: Performance Guaranteed
What is a Pre Binned CPU?All CPU's can hit the boost clock as advertised but not all 'X' chips can surpass it due to minute imperfections in the silicon. Not a single CPU is created equally and all perform differently with less than 5% being able to perform to our highest guaranteed frequency. Pre Binned CPU's remove what is known as the silicon lottery and allow you to buy one of the most capable CPU's in the world.
High performance, overclockable CPUs are highly prized and would cost an individual tens of thousands of pounds to manually source and test hundreds of processors finding less than a 'handful' of what are required to make the grade. Why spend more? Save the hard work for us!
How are CPUs 'Binned'?Each CPU is individually tested by the world renowned Overclocker 8Pack on specially designed testing rigs which utilise the very latest hardware. Each rig has been configured to utilise pre-determined voltages and settings which allow 8Pack to determine what the silicon is capable of. The CPU's are graded into categories with the very highest being De-Lidded and used in our 8Pack and Infin8 systems with any excess being sold as pre binned. Any CPUs that don't meet the standards required are not simply put back into stock but held for projects or used in any of our machines destined for events.
What is De-Lidding and are there thermal benefits?
All of the CPU's that make the grade are de-Lidded. This is a process of whereby the CPU's IHS (Integrated Heat Spreader) is momentarily removed and the TIM (Thermal Interface Material) is replaced with one that has far superior heat transfer properties such as Liquid Metal. The technique of De-Lidding can reduce load temperatures on average by 10-20°c offering the ultimate in overclocking thermal performance.
Overclockers UK Modified CPU Overview
|De-lid Only||Pre-Binned||Pro Edition||Ultra Edition|
|Liquid Metal TIM||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|IHS||Stock re-applied||Stock re-applied||Copper/Nickle||99.9999% Silver|
|Performance over OEM IHS / TIM||10-20°c||10-20°c||15-27°c||18-32°c|
- De-lidded by 8Pack for cooler running temperatures under load
- Guaranteed minimum 4.5Ghz overclock in all none AVX applications when using in conjunction with an AIO 360mm cooler
- Apex, Rampage, OC Formula or Taichi XE Motherboards - We cannot guarantee other motherboards will be compatible
- AIO cooler with 3600mm Rad or higher - Custom water-cooling loops are recommended
- 750W+ Gold or Platinum rated PSU providing enough quality power for the entire system
|Model:||Intel Core i9-7980XE Extreme Edition Processor (X-Series)|
|Number of Cores:||18|
|Number of Threads:||36|
|Processor Base Frequency:||2.60GHz|
|Standard Max Turbo Frequency:||4.20Ghz|
|Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0:||4.40Ghz|
|Pre-Binned Max Frequency:||4.5Ghz*|
|Bus Speed:||8 GT/s DMI|
|Maximum Memory Size:||128GB|
|Maximum Supported Channels:||4|
|PCI Express Revision 3.0:||3.0|
|Max Number of PCIE Lanes:||44|
|Features:||Intel® Optane™ Memory Supported, Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0, Intel® Turbo Boost Technology, Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology, Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x), Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d), Intel® 64, Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512, Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology|
* Guaranteed minimum overclock of 4.5Ghz with an AIO 360mm cooler. * Images for illustration purposes only - Testing is not conducted using LN2