Intel Core i9-7960X

The Core i9-7960X offers the best performance from a 16-core processor in both lightly-threaded and multi-threaded workloads. Expect to pay for the privilege of owning one, though. Moreover, thermal challenges dictate that expensive add-ons like custom water-cooling loops are a requirement, particularly if you’re hoping to overclock.

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Intel Core i9-7980XE and Core i9-7960X

The buzz since Intel announced it was bringing an 18-core CPU to the consumer market has been palpable: users are anticipating this to be Intel’s best performing processor, and want to see it up against the 16-core AMD Threadripper (even at twice the cost). Intel is the incumbent: it has the legacy, the deep claws in software optimization, and the R&D clout to crush the red rival. 

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