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Intel Core i7-7800X Processor
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- Socket LGA 2066
- Compatibale with Intel X299 Chipset
- 6 Cores/12 Threads
- Max Number of PCI Express Lanes 28. Thermal solution specification-PCG 2017X
- Intel OptaneTM memory ready and support for Intel OptaneTM SSDs
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VR is intense—stretching the capabilities of even the most robust PC. Enter the new Intel Core X-series processor. Designed to meet the needs of the most demanding virtual reality experiences, Intel’s groundbreaking CPU supports high framerates for super immersive, highly engaging VR experiences.
Enjoy your favorite game in 4K while recording, encoding and broadcasting HD live streams on Twitch* or YouTube*. It’s all possible thanks to advanced features like Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0, which intelligently puts your best cores to work—delivering added performance exactly where it’s needed.
Gain freedom to push the limits exactly how and where you want with this highly overclockable processor. (1) Precisely tune voltage per core, and make exact adjustments with enhanced memory overclocking. It’s another way to custom-fit your processor to your exact specifications.
When working with the latest high-resolution videos, you need big compute horsepower to avoid system lag and slowdown. When productivity counts, choose the ultimate platform for editing and rendering high-resolution 4K video with fast video transcode, image stabilization, 3D effects rendering and animation.
3D Modelling & Visual Effects
Today, several 3D and visual effects applications take advantage of multi-core processors. More cores means faster rendering and streamlined production with less slowdown and waiting. Add on support for multiple 4K monitors and you have a bigger window into your blazing-fast creative world.
Photography & Graphic Design
Maintaining your creative flow means avoiding slowdown. Today’s most popular photo editing and graphic design applications have been optimized to take advantage of high-end Intel Core processors. And when it comes to transferring large production files in less time, you’ll appreciate Thunderbolt 3 technology built right in.
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|Processor Speed||4 GHz||3.6 GHz||4.2 GHz||4 GHz||—||4 GHz|
|Item Dimensions||4.3 x 4.6 x 1.8 in||4 x 2 x 4.6 in||1.9 x 4.1 x 4.6 in||3.1 x 2.2 x 0.3 in||4.57 x 3.23 x 3.98 in||4.57 x 3.98 x 2.76 in|
|Item Weight||2.01 lbs||2.12 ounces||2.4 ounces||1.9 lbs||0.74 lb||5.6 ounces|
Boxed Intel Core i7-7800X Processor Extreme Edition (8.25M Cache, up to 4.00 GHz) FC-LGA14B SKYLAKE X
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So far, a few weeks into using this new build, I absolutely LOVE this CPU. I primarily use this machine for photo editing with PhotoMechanic, Adobe Photoshop Cloud 2017, and Capture One Pro 11. This CPU can handle everything I throw at it without breaking a sweat. Even when I've run a 1000 image export in Capture One Pro, a 500 image batch process in Photoshop, I could go back into Capture One Pro, open a new job, render previews, and start RAW adjustments with absolutely no lag. It worked flawlessly. The RAW adjustment sliders are silky smooth, with no lag. Best of all, the CPU temps have remained an average of 55C under load at 4.4GHz overclocked. At 4.6GHz, the temps only averaged 70C - spiked to 76C a couple of times. I'm using the NZXT Kraken x52 CPU cooler. Works for me.
For Photoshop, an application that prefers high clock frequencies vs. more cores, I love that this CPU has the same 4.5GHz Turbo Boost frequency as the Intel 7700K. That's incredibly impressive for an 8-core CPU. The 7700K, used to be the Photoshop king, but I would bet there is little to no real world difference between this 8 core 7820x and the 4-core 7700K when doing lightly threaded Photoshop tasks. The 7820x is so responsive.
IMO, this CPU might be the best bang for the buck in terms of single, dual and multicore threaded applications. When you factor in the 28 PCIe lanes over the 16 PCIe lanes you get with the might i7 8700K, I still have to give the 7820x the nod. If you only need 16 PCIe lanes, then the 8700K will save you about $200 on the CPU, and maybe $50 on the Motherboard.
With the 7820x you'll want a good Motherboard. Should go without saying, but that doesn't mean the most expensive.
After tons of research about VRM issues with the Skylake-X CPUs, I bought the ASRock Extreme4. The two features I wanted most were, dual 8-pin CPU power connects, and the VRM heat pipe. Intel shotgunned this CPU family release, and IMO it caught the MOB manufacturers off guard, and many release their MOBs too quickly. EVGA wouldn't even release their MOBs, as they hadn't been thoroughly tested. These CPUs are power hungry, and if you OC without a good cooler, VRM cooling, and adequate power, they'll overheat and throttle.
New and 2nd Gen x299 boards are already coming out with these dual 8-pin connects and VRM heat pipes (Taichai XE is one example of a Gen 2 x299 MOB). The Extreme4 is a new board released in November, a good few months after the release of Skylake-X. So they had time to get this board right, and it's one of the least expensive boards on the market.
I had a limited budget of $2,000 - and if I could do it all over again, I would definitely buy this build again.
32GB G.Skill Trident Z RGB ram
250GB SSD Boot drive
8GB Sapphire Radeon RX 580
NZXT Kraken x52 cooler
ASRock Extreme4 Motherboard
EVGA SuperNOVA G3 750W 80+ Gold PSU
Edit: Adding my build info as an example of what is working well for me. Added a picture of my build in progress. It is not done yet but it is getting there.
- i9 7900x @ 4.8GHz
- Aorus Gaming 9 x299 Motherboard
- 8 x 8Gb (64Gb) Gskill Trident Z RGB 3200 DDR4 Memory
- 2 x NVidia GTX 1080 Ti Founders with Phanteks PH-GB1080Ti_BK01 G1080 GeForce GTX 1080/1070 Ti Gaming Series Full-cover water block RGB LED Black Edition
- Samsung 960 Evo 512Gb x2 in Raid 0
- EVGA 1000W T2 Titanium+ PSU
- Thermaltake Core P5 Tempered Glass Black Edition
* Custom Water Loop *
-Alphacool NexXxoS UT60 Full Copper 480mm Radiator
-XSPC SE Photon Reservoir/Pump Combo V2 with D5 Vario Pump 270mm
-Phanteks PH-C350I_BK C350I CPU water block
-(4) Corsair ML120 blue fans for radiator
-Thermaltake 16mm PETG Hard Tubing
-Koolance Blue Coolant
So far the only issue I have had was the switch from the Intel Windows application managing Turbo Boost 3.0 to native Turbo Boost on the 7900x. The application would just crash saying the system was not supported and confused me for a bit. I then found out that once you have it running natively you no longer use the application. I removed the application and all is well. This seemed to happen when I updated the MB BIOS from V4 to V5 so this is an example of the growing pains we may have to deal with. Still worth it though IMO.
Edit - 07092017:
I have finished my custom water loop and took some screen caps from Aida64 while Idle, stock stressed, and 4.6GHz OC Stressed. There has been a lot of talk about the temperatures and power with the 7900x so I hope this info helps anyone checking it out.
Edit - 08032017:
Processor has been running flawlessly at 4.8Ghz for about a week. I am also running the mesh clock at 3.2 Ghz, up from 2.4 Ghz stock. I will get some pictures of benchmark results and throw them up here when I can.
Wanting to have at least equivalent processing power, I choose the i9-9500x. I didn't want half-measures so I went for the i9, hoping it would give me better performance for a longer number of years.
After installing it, I was not disappointed.
Documentation was spartan but adequate, (but I've built a couple dozen systems in the last 40 years). Just follow the rules as to static and orientation. I opted for water cooling as it's recommended by Intel. Heat will kill a high-end system faster than anything except cat fur.
This chip is currently running fine on a MSI x299 Tomahawk arctic, an affordable board with a modest VRM and power regulation system. You don't need to buy an expensive board to run the chip if all you are looking to do is work with it and casually game.
That said at the end of the day this CPU (7980XE) absolutely screams.