An excerpt from the Intel website
The intel Core i7 processor Extreme Edition is super-smart, ultra-threaded and absolutely promising, making it the ultimate desktop processor for content creators and gamers.
The Ultimate Digital Creativity Engine
The Core i7 Extreme processor is perfect for power users who demand optimal performance for digital applications. It has features like Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 and Intel Hyper-Threading Technology. It has a quadruple channel memory which is up to 15MB.
Perfect for Gaming
With Intel Core i7 you have all the processor power to run your video games. It is well-optimized for high end 3D games and it will definitely run any game you throw at it smoothly.
Top Performance and Overclocking
The 2nd generation of the Core i7 CPUs can deliver extra smooth and crisp performance when overclocked. You have the most realistic desktop content creation with its hyper-threading technology.
|# of Cores||6|
|# of Threads||12|
|Max Turbo Frequency||3.9 GHz|
|Intel® Smart Cache||15 MB|
|Instruction Set Extensions||SSE4.2, AVX|
|VID Voltage Range||0.6V-1.35V|
|Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)||32 GB|
|# of Memory Channels||4|
|# of Memory Channels||Yes|
|Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology||Yes|
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