The Intel Core i9-7980XE Extreme Edition LGA 2066 Processor provides computing performance for a desktop system by offering eighteen cores, which operate at a stock speed of 2.6 GHz, for editing videos, composing soundtracks, and other demanding workloads. Its eighteen 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 i9-7980XE is equipped with Intel Hyper-Threading technology that enables each core to handle two instruction threads, providing the ability to handle up to thirty-six threads. If you need even more performance, this Skylake-X processor is unlocked, which lets you overclock 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.