CPU - Intel

The CPU is the central processing unit, literally the central component in a computer. It's responsible for processing instructions and controlling the other components. Many include basic on-board graphics processors too so you can power a display without needing a separate graphics card. Intel and AMD rule the desktop processor market, and each has a wide range of models suited to different tasks and budgets. Low-end, dual-core chips can be had for £25 or even less, but are only well matched to basic tasks, while the high-end is home to multi-core, high frequency monsters that can tear through the world's most intensive software. Before buying, ensure you've got a compatible motherboard and a cooler that can take the heat.

3XS Professionally Overclocked Intel X99 Bundles

Save yourself the hassle of picking and assembling all the components you need to upgrade your PC. Scan 3XS Overclocked Bundles are pre-built, tested and configured so all you need to do is screw the motherboard and cooler into your case. Our engineers have even overclocked the CPU too, ensuring maximum performance. Choose from a selection of bundles using the finest components.

These overclocked bundles are based on Intel's high-end X99 platform. Intel's X99 platform supports 14nm Broadwell E processors with up to 10 cores and features PCI-E 3.0, PCI-E M.2 SSDs and ultra-fast DDR4 memory.

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3XS Professionally Overclocked Intel Z270 Bundles

Save yourself the hassle of picking and assembling all the components you need to upgrade your PC. Scan 3XS Overclocked Bundles are pre-built, tested and configured so all you need to do is screw the motherboard and cooler into your case. Our engineers have even overclocked the CPU too, ensuring maximum performance. Choose from a selection of bundles using the finest components.

These overclocked bundles are based on Intel's latest Z270 platform. Intel's Z270 platform supports 14nm Kaby Lake processors and features PCI-E 3.0, PCI-E M.2 SSDs and ultra-fast DDR4 memory.

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CPU Warranty & Insurance Packages

Mishaps with computers can happen. Take the stress out of this scenario by purchasing an extended warranty which will give you piece of mind that you are covered in case of any unfortunate accidents or damage occurring.

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Intel Celeron Socket 1151 Kaby Lake Processors

Intel's entry-level 7th Generation Core processor brand is Celeron and comprises a range of dual-core CPUs that ideal for basic office tasks such as basic office tasks such as word processing.

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Intel Core i3 Socket 1151 Kaby Lake Processors

These 7th Generation Intel Core dual-core processors are much faster than the cheaper Celeron and Pentium models thanks to having more cache memory and support for Hyper-Threading which enables them to process up to four threads at a time. Due to their higher frequency and larger cache Core i3's are much faster than Pentiums, and are the cheapest CPU we recommend for a more intensive tasks such as gaming and image editing.

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Intel Core i3 Socket 1151 Skylake Processors

Intel Core i3 dual-core processors are the most affordable Intel processors with Hyper-Threading, meaning they can process four threads simultaneously, given them a real speed boost when running more complex applications or multitasking.

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Intel Core i5 Socket 1151 Kaby Lake Processors

These 7th Generation Intel Core CPUs are the most affordable quad-core Intel processors. Intel Core i5 CPUs provide a significant speed up in games and multimedia applications such as image and video editing, making them a great choice for gamers and creative professionals.

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Intel Core i5 Socket 1151 Skylake Processors

The Intel® Core™ i5 6000-series processors are based on the new architecture codenamed Skylake. The 6th Gen Intel processors support Intel® Turbo Boost Technology which gives you an extra boost and increases processor frequency when you need it most. Choose a 'K' SKU, which can be easily overclocked for even greater performance.

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Intel Core i7 Socket 1151 Kaby Lake Processors

These Intel 7th Generation Core quad-core processors have more cache memory than the Core i5s and also support Hyper-Threading, allowing them to work on up to eight threads simultaneously. A Core i7 is the ideal choice for a high-end PC and is much faster than a Core i5 when it comes to rendering videos and multi-threaded calculations.

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Intel Core i7 Socket 1151 Skylake Processors

The Intel® Core™ i7 6000-series processors are based on the new architecture codenamed Skylake. The 6th Gen Intel processors support Intel® Turbo Boost Technology which gives you an extra boost and increases processor frequency when you need it most. Choose a 'K' SKU, which can be easily overclocked for even greater performance.

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Intel Core i7 Socket 1366 Bloomfield Processors

Brilliantly fast With faster, intelligent, multi-core technology that applies processing power where it's needed most, new Intel® Core™ i7 processors deliver an incredible breakthrough in PC performance. They are the best desktop processors on the planet.¹ You'll multitask applications faster and unleash incredible digital media creation. And you'll experience maximum performance for everything you do, thanks to the combination of Intel® Turbo Boost technology² and Intel® Hyper-Threading technology (Intel® HT technology)³, which maximizes performance to match your workload.

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Intel Core i7 Socket 2011 Ivy Bridge Extreme Processors

Important Note: All new Intel X79 chipset motherboards purchased from SCAN are BIOS ready for Intel's new Ivy Bridge E processors. If you are purchasing a new Ivy Bridge E CPU for your existing X79 chipset motherboard please first check your motherboard manufactures website to ensure your board is compatible. If so upgrade with your existing CPU installed to the latest compatible BIOS first prior to installing the new Ivy Bridge E processor. This range includes Intel's most powerful consumer processors. The three Ivy Bridge-Extreme parts range in price from £240 to a mighty £780, and they include fearsome amounts of power: four or six Hyper-Threaded cores, great stock speeds, high Turbo Core pace and huge amounts of cache. They're only worth buying if you need huge amounts of multi-core power, and they come with a couple of caveats other than their high prices: they use the older LGA 2011 socket, they don't have integrated graphics.

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Intel Core i7 Socket 2011-3 Haswell Extreme Processors

The Core i7 is the top of Intel’s CPU range and its Extreme Edition processors are the most advanced consumer chips that you can buy. They share their DNA with the most advanced server chips on the market and, together with the supremely powerful X99 platform, the Haswell E processors are the first to offer the latest DDR4 memory technology in a home computer. The Core i7 Haswell E range also houses the first eight-core, sixteen-thread consumer CPU as well as the most-affordable six-core chip Intel has ever produced.

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Intel Pentium Socket 1151 Kaby Lake Processors

These Intel 7th Generation Core procesors offer increased performance over Celeron processors. The range of Pentium processors supports Hyper-Threading technology, allowing these dual-core CPUs to process four threads simultaneously. While these are much more capable than Celeron processors, Pentium CPUs run at much lower clock frequency than Core i3 processors, so aren't suitable for heavier workloads.

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Intel Pentium Socket 1151 Skylake Processors

Choose an Intel Pentium processor for solid performance at a low price. These dual-core CPUs are ideal for basic computing tasks such as home and office applications or casual gaming.

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Intel Xeon E3 1200 v3 Socket 1150 Haswell Processors

These Intel Xeon processors are designed for entry-level workstations and servers. With support for dual-channel DDR3 memory only, the ones for the LGA1150 socket are considered entry-level, but as quad-core Haswell parts they still have plenty of performance on tap, with many supporting Intel Hyper-Threading too. They can only be used in single CPU workstations but are competitively priced and target smaller businesses that don't want or need the power of more expensive, dual-processor systems.

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Intel Xeon E5 1600 v4 Socket 2011 Broadwell EP Processors

These Xeon E5 1600 v4 processors are Intel's latest and greatest efforts for the workstation and server market. The pricing reflects that, but so do the specifications. These CPUs have between four and 8 cores that use Intel's Broadwell EP architecture, and also support quad-channel DDR4 memory. Unlike the E5-2600 v4 CPUs which can be used in dual-processor set-ups for even more performance you can only install a single E5-1600 v4 processor per system.

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Intel Xeon E5 2600 Socket 2011 Sandy Bridge EP Processors

These Xeon E5 2600 processors are designed for the workstation and server market. The pricing reflects that, but so do the specifications. These CPUs have between 2 and 8 cores that use Intel's Sandy Bridge EP architecture, and also support quad-channel DDR3 memory. The E5-1600 family are designed for single CPU systems, while the E5-2600 CPUs can all be used in dual-processor set-ups for even more performance.

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Intel Xeon E5 2600 v2 Socket 2011 Ivy Bridge EP Processors

These Xeon E5 2600 v2 processors are designed for the workstation and server market. The pricing reflects that, but so do the specifications. These CPUs have between 2 and 12 cores that use Intel's Ivy Bridge EP architecture, and also support quad-channel DDR3 memory. The E5-1600 v2 family are designed for single CPU systems, while the E5-2600 v2 CPUs can all be used in dual-processor set-ups for even more performance.

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Intel Xeon E5 2600 v3 Socket 2011 Haswell EP Processors

These Xeon E5 2600 v3 processors are designed for the workstation and server market. The pricing reflects that, but so do the specifications. These CPUs have between four and 18 cores that use Intel's Haswell EP architecture, and also support quad-channel DDR4 memory. The E5-1600 v3 family are designed for single CPU systems, while the E5-2600 v3 CPUs can all be used in dual-processor set-ups for even more performance.

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Intel Xeon E5 2600 v4 Socket 2011 Broadwell EP Processors

These Xeon E5 2600 v4 processors are Intel's latest and greatest efforts for the workstation and server market. The pricing reflects that, but so do the specifications. These CPUs have between four and 22 cores that use Intel's Broadwell EP architecture, and also support quad-channel DDR4 memory. The E5-2600 v4 CPUs can all be used in dual-processor set-ups for even more performance.

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Intel Xeon Phi Server Coprocessors

Using Intel's Many Integrated Core architecture, these coprocessor add-in cards are used to increase processing power in high-performance computing and workstation environments via a PCI-E slot. They combine up to 61 cores in parallel and are very effective at handling intensely multi-threaded specialist workloads such as those used in weather or financial analysis.

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Intel Xeon X5xx Socket 771 Harpertown Processors

The Intel® Xeon™ Processor is designed for dual-processor server and workstation platforms. Featuring innovative technologies such as the Intel® Netburst™ Micro architecture, and Hyper-Threading Technology, Intel Xeon processor-based systems offer outstanding platform dependability, value and versatility. The Intel Xeon processor MP features Hyper-Threading technology, Integrated Three-Level cache architecture and Intel® NetBurst™ Micro architecture to provide versatility, performance, value and dependability for today's server platforms.

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