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.

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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3XS Professionally Overclocked Intel X299 Bundles

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These overclocked bundles are based on Intel's latest X299 platform. Intel's X299 platform supports 14nm Skylake X & Kaby Lake X processors and features upto 44 Lanes of PCI-E 3.0 , PCI-E M.2 SSDs, & ultra-fast DDR4 memory in either dual-channel, or quad-channel for extra bandwidth.

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Intel Core i5 Socket 2066 Kaby Lake-X Processors

These new high-end Core X CPUs are based on the Kaby Lake X architecture but are designed to fit into the new Socket 2066 and so require an Intel X299 motherboard. These quad-core CPUs are intended to provide a cost-effective starting point for the Intel Core X series, and thanks for their oversize heatspreader can run at higher frequencies than standard Kaby Lake CPUs.

As the LGA2066 socket has the same external dimensions as LGA2011-3 you can use any of these coolers with a LGA2066 CPU.

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Intel Core i7 Socket 2066 Kaby Lake-X Processors

These new high-end Core X CPUs are based on the Kaby Lake X architecture but are designed to fit into the new Socket 2066 and so require an Intel X299 motherboard. These quad-core CPUs support HyperThreading and are intended to provide a cost-effective starting point for the Intel Core X series, and thanks for their oversize heatspreader can run at higher frequencies than standard Kaby Lake CPUs.

As the LGA2066 socket has the same external dimensions as LGA2011-3 you can use any of these coolers with a LGA2066 CPU.

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Intel Core i7 Socket 2066 Skylake-X Processors

These new high-end Core X CPUs are based on the Skylake X architecture and are designed to fit into the new Socket 2066 and so require an Intel X299 motherboard. These 6-core and 8-core CPUs support HyperThreading and so are ideal for heavy multitasking and content creation applications.

As the LGA2066 socket has the same external dimensions as LGA2011-3 you can use any of these coolers with a LGA2066 CPU.

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Intel Core i9 Socket 2066 Skylake-X Processors

These new high-end Core X CPUs are based on the Skylake X architecture and are designed to fit into the new Socket 2066 and so require an Intel X299 motherboard. These 10-core CPUs support HyperThreading and so are ideal for heavy multitasking and content creation applications.

As the LGA2066 socket has the same external dimensions as LGA2011-3 you can use any of these coolers with a LGA2066 CPU.

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