Intel launches Core-X series with up to 18-cores for 1999 USD

Published: May 30th 2017, 06:09 GMT   Comments

Intel introduces Core-X platform with 9 new processors.

Intel Core i9-7980XE to challenge Ryzen Threadripper

After months of leaked slides and teasers, Intel made a last minute change to deliver a proper counterpart for Threadripper. The i9-7980XE CPU is currently the fastest consumer CPU with 18-cores. Although Intel made it official, exact specs remain unknown. What we do know is that it features 18-cores and 36 threads, 4 more than Ryzen Threadripper. This Extreme Edition will cost a whooping 2000 USD, so we expect Ryzen to be cheaper.

Product stack contains two architectures: Skylake-X and Kabylake-X. While it’s hard to explain what is 4C part doing here exactly we learn that there are 7 processors with more than 6 cores. The specs are only known for 7920X – 7800X. The 7800X and 7820X do not support Intel Turbo Boost Max 3.0, which is a boost clock for individual cores to increase performance in single and dual-threaded applications. The pricing for 6-core part starts at 369 USD and spans up to 1999 USD for 7980XE.

Intel Core-X Series Specifications
ProcessorCores/ ThreadsL3 CachePCIe LanesBase ClockTurbo Clock 2.0Turbo Clock 3.0Price
Core i9-7980XE
Core i9-7960X
Core i9-7940X
Core i9-7920X
16.5 MB
Core i9-7900X
13.75 MB
3.3 GHz
4.3 GHz
4.5 GHz
Core i9-7820X
11 MB
3.6 GHz
4.3 GHz
4.5 GHz
Core i9-7800X
8.25 MB
3.5 GHz
4.0 GHz
Core i7-7740X
8 MB
4.3 GHz
4.5 GHz
Core i5-7640X
6 MB
4.0 GHz
4.2 GHz

Intel Core i9-7980XE Die:

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