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Intel i7 / i9 Processors

The Worlds Fastest Processors

Intel i7 - i9 ProcessorsIntel processors still hold the title as the undisputed champs in desktop speed and performance. Intel’s released 5 new i9 X-Series Extreme processors and despite it’s hefty price tag, they are the top of the line as of this writing.

There is nothing faster including AMD’s  Ryzen 7 and Threadripper processors which trails Intel by 26% in recent benchmarks. In second place with a much more down to earth price range is the i7 in the same  X(Extreme)-Series.

The new Intel i9 X Series processors are now available as an upgrade option in our QuadStation systems. These processors push beyond the 4Ghz mark without the need for overclocking. So if you want the fastest CPU available and don’t mind the price, the new Intel i9 X-Series is as fast as it gets. Processors in the lineup include the i9-7900X, 7920X, 7940X, 7960X and 7980XE, with prices ranging between $1200–$2000 for each processor.

The i7 and i9 X-Series processors are all listed in Intel’s ‘High End’ category. At NTI, we only use Intel’s top processors at any given point in time in our systems. If you are looking for the fastest computer you can get your hands on, we have it.  As always, nothing but the best goes into our computer systems.

Always the Fastest

At NTI, we only use processors from the high end category at any given point in time in our computers. Currently that is the Intel X Series shown in the table above.

In Summary

If you want the fastest processor available on the planet and willing to pay Intel’s hefty price for it, the i9 is available. Otherwise go with the i7-X Series which are also in the High End category.

Top of the Line Components

NTI manufactures the fastest and most reliable multi-monitor computers in the world. Our QuadStation computer systems continue to get faster as new technology unfolds. This requires that we not only incorporate the fastest processors available, but also selecting the right ‘combination of components’. This ensures that all of the technology in the QuadStation system works in perfect harmony.

Nothing is overlooked in the engineering of a QuadStation system, so if you appreciate supreme quality and speed, buy a QuadStation system today. It will be the most reliable computer that you have ever owned. The processors used in our systems are listed below:

Intel i9-9980XE – X299 – SKYLAKE X-SERIES

  • 4.5Ghz / 18 Core / 36 Threads / 24.75 MB Smart Cache / LGA 2066 / 14nm / DDR4 2666 / Mem channels: 4 / TDP 165w

Intel i9-9960X – X299 – SKYLAKE X-SERIES

  • 4.5Ghz / 16 Core / 32 Threads / 22 MB Smart Cache / LGA 2066 / 14nm / DDR4 2666 / Mem channels: 4 / TDP 165w

Intel i9-9940X – X299 – SKYLAKE X-SERIES

  • 4.5Ghz / 14 Core / 28 Threads / 19.25 MB Smart Cache / LGA 2066 / 14nm / DDR4 2666 / Mem channels: 4 / TDP 165w

Intel i9-9920X – X299 – SKYLAKE X-SERIES

  • 4.5Ghz / 12 Core / 24 Threads / 19.25 MB Smart Cache / LGA 2066 / 14nm / DDR4 2666 / Mem channels: 4 / TDP 165w

Intel i9-7980XE – X299 – SKYLAKE X-SERIES

  • 4.2Ghz / 18 Core / 36 Threads / 22 MB Smart Cache / LGA 2066 / 14nm / DDR4 2666 / Mem channels: 4 / TDP 165w

Intel i9-7960X- X299 – SKYLAKE  X-SERIES

  • 4.4Ghz / 16 Core / 32 Threads / 22 MB Smart Cache / LGA 2066 / 14nm / DDR4 2666 / Mem channels: 4 / TDP 165w

Intel i9-7940X- X299 – SKYLAKE  X-SERIES

  • 4.3Ghz / 14 Core / 28 Threads / 16.5 MB Smart Cache / LGA 2066 / 14nm / DDR4 2666 / Mem channels: 4 / TDP 165w

Intel i9-7920X- X299 – SKYLAKE  X-SERIES

  • 4.4Ghz / 12 Core / 24 Threads / 16.5 MB Smart Cache / LGA 2066 / 14nm / DDR4 2666 / Mem channels: 4 / TDP 140w

Intel I9-7900X- X299 – SKYLAKE  X-SERIES

  • 4.5Ghz / 10 Core / 20 Threads / 13.75 MB Smart Cache / LGA 2066 / 14nm / DDR4 2666 / Mem channels: 4 / TDP 140w

Intel i7-7820X- X299 – SKYLAKE  X- SERIES

  • 4.5 Ghz / 8 Core / 16 Threads / 11 MB Smart Cache / LGA 2066 / 14nm / DDR4 2666 / Mem channels: 4 / TDP 140w

Intel i7-7800X- X299 – SKYLAKE  X-SERIES

  • 4.0 Ghz / 6 Core / 12 Threads / 8.25 MB Smart Cache / LGA 2066 / 14nm / DDR4 2400 / Mem channels: 4 / TDP 140w

Intel i9-9900K – COFFEE LAKE

  • 5.0 Ghz / 8 Core / 16 Threads / 16 MB Smart Cache / LGA 1151 / 14nm / DDR4 2666/2133 / Mem channels: 2  / TDP 95w

Intel i7-9700K – COFFEE LAKE

  • 4.9 Ghz / 8 Core / 16 Threads / 12 MB Smart Cache / LGA 1151 / 14nm / DDR4 2666/2133 / Mem channels: 2  / TDP 95w

Intel i7-8700- COFFEE LAKE

  • 4.6 Ghz / 6 Core / 12 Threads / 12 MB Smart Cache / LGA 1151 / 14nm / DDR4 2400/2133 / Mem channels: 2 / TDP 65w

* The Fastest Processor in the World:

Intel i9-7980XE Extreme Processor

The Intel i9-9980XE Extreme Edition is the fastest processor available. With 18 cores and 36 processing threads under the hood, there is nothing faster right now including  AMDs 16 core Threadripper CPU.

With extreme speed of course comes heat, so proper cooling must be used to match the TDP rating of the i9’s. We are not a fan of water cooling systems because there is always a chance of leakage at some point.

There are many high end AIR cooled cooling systems such as Noctua and CoolerMaster which are certified to keep this processor properly cooled. ​​The motherboard of choice for this CPU is the Asus X299 Prime Series.

If you want a computer with this i9 processor, we have it. Call us today!

It is More About the Core!

That’s right. Intel’s fast i7 & i9 processors combined with HyperThreading technology DOUBLES the virtual processing threads. Each ‘thread’ equates to a separate lane of data traffic. More lanes of traffic means more information can be processed simultaneously. Your experience will be an increase in overall speed. Here is how it works.

In the past, measuring processor speed was all about the Ghz, or clock speed. That measurement has become less important as the microarchitecture of processors has changed. CPU speed is now measured more by how many CORES are on the chip and not so much about the clock speed of one core. More cores = more speed, it is that simple. For example:

  • Intel i7-7800X – 4.0 Ghz / 6 Core / 12 Threads
  • Intel i7-7700 – 4.2 Ghz / 4 Core  /8 Threads

Other Important Factors

  • The number of threads essentially doubles the processor speed with virtual cores.
  • The level of Smart Cache is the efficiency of the processor working memory.
  • The speed of DDR4 memory that is supported. You will only benefit from faster memory if the processor supports it as well. That said it is important to match the memory to the processor to make sure everything runs at top speed

Separating Myth from Fact

A common misconception is that your system will not benefit from multi threaded processing if your software applications are not multi-threaded.

This is not true. Regarding multi-threaded (6,8,10 core) processors and any software application Intel says: “Even if the applications are not multi-threaded, multi-tasking environments will benefit from multi-core processors.” (Source: Intel Software Solutions Group)

It is true that a single threaded software ‘application’ will not utilize multi threading. However, Microsoft operating systems from Windows XP forward all support multi-threading. That said, your overall system performance will benefit substantially with multi-threading speed. Also, Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook etc) applications are fully multi-thread capable.

The Future of Processors:

The future of technology will utilize multi-core processing as the new standard in all computer systems. If you are in the market for a new computer system you most definitely want to include the latest technology to ensure you are ‘Future Ready’. Dual core processor will soon become obsolete in desktops as  8 and 10 core CPU’s become the new standard.

NTI always uses the very newest fully tested Intel processors but they must also meet our very stringent quality control requirements. See our Future Ready line of QuadStation Systems.

Technical Terms

  • Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Each physical core, doubled by virtual cores provide massive computational throughput.
  • Intel Turbo Boost Technology: Dynamically increases the processor’s frequency for more performance automatically, when you need it the most. (this is NOT the same as overclocking)
  • Intel Smart Cache Integrated Memory Controller: Large last-level cache for ultra-efficient data storage and manipulation.
  • Intel QuickPath Interconnect: Interconnect design increases bandwidth and lowers latency and data transfer speeds.
  • Integrated Memory Controller: Lower latency and higher memory bandwidth deliver amazing performance for data-intensive applications.
  • Intel HD Boost: Allows a new level of processing efficiency with SSE4-optimized application.
  • Digital Thermal Sensor (DTS): More efficient processor and platform thermal control for significantly lower noise emissions.
  • Intel Wide Dynamic Execution: Improves execution speed and efficiency, delivering more instructions per clock cycle.
  • Intel Smart Memory Access: Improves system performance and reduces the effective latency of memory accesses

Laptops with i7 Processors:

Laptop with 3 Screens

QuadStation Traveler 3 Screen Laptop

Desktops with i7 and i9 Processors:

QuadStation Multiple Monitor Computers

NTI QuadStation Systems with Multi Monitors

Contact us today for a detailed quote using any of these processors!