Intel Core I7 10700 10th Gen. 2.9GHZ 16MB Cache
The Core i7-10700 2.9 GHz Eight-Core LGA 1200 Processor from Intel has a base clock speed of 2.9 GHz and comes with features such as Intel Optane Memory support, Intel vPro, Intel Boot Guard, Intel VT-d virtualization technology for directed I/O, and Intel Hyper-Threading technology. With Intel Turbo Boost 3.0 and 2.0, the maximum turbo frequency this processor can achieve is 4.8 GHz. Additionally, this processor features 8 cores with 16 threads in an LGA 1200 socket, has 16MB 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 16 threads allow a basic ordered sequence of instructions to be passed through or processed by a single CPU core. This processor also supports 128GB of dual-channel 2933 MHz DDR4 RAM and utilizes 10th-generation technology.
Graphically, the Core i7-10700 uses the integrated Intel UHD Graphics 630 chipset, which has a base frequency of 350 MHz and a dynamic frequency of 1.2 GHz. A thermal solution is included and protection is provided by a limited 3-year warranty.
Hardware virtualization is available on the Core i7-10700, which greatly improves virtual machine performance. Additionally, IOMMU virtualization (PCI passthrough) is supported, so that guest virtual machines may directly use host hardware. Programs using Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX) can run on this processor, boosting performance for calculation-heavy applications. Besides AVX, Intel is including the newer AVX2 standard, too, but not AVX-512.