The Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz Eight-Core LGA 1151 Processor from Intel is designed for gaming, creating, and productivity. It has a base clock speed of 3.6 GHz and comes with features such as Intel Optane Memory support, Intel Boot Guard, Intel VT-x and Intel VT-d virtualization technologies, Intel TSX-NI, SSE4.1, 4.2, and AVX2 instruction set extensions, and more. With Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology, the maximum turbo frequency this processor can achieve is 4.9 GHz. Additionally, this processor features 8 cores with 8 threads in an LGA 1151 socket, has 12MB of cache memory, and 16 PCIe lanes. Having 8 cores allows the processor to run multiple programs simultaneously without slowing down the system, while the 8 threads allow a basic ordered sequence of instructions to be passed through or processed by a single CPU core. This processor also supports up to 128GB of dual-channel 2666 MHz DDR4 RAM and utilizes 9th-generation technology.