Summary: It's billed as the fastest processor on the planet. That might well be true, technically; but don't expect this kit to half render times of double productivity. IT WILL NOT. The truth is you may struggle to appreciate the performance increase over its lesser sibling i7 2600 3.4ghz, I could have bought two of these standard i7's and a motherboard to support them both for what I paid for this one 980X. Or a standard i7 and a boat load of RAM.