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

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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
 
18C/36T
TBDTBDTBDTBDTBD$1999
Core i9-7960X
 
16C/32T
TBDTBDTBDTBDTBD$1699
Core i9-7940X
 
14C/28T
TBDTBDTBDTBDTBD$1399
Core i9-7920X
 
12C/24T
 
16.5 MB
 
44
TBDTBDTBD$1199
Core i9-7900X
 
10C/20T
 
13.75 MB
 
44
 
3.3 GHz
 
4.3 GHz
 
4.5 GHz
$999
Core i9-7820X
 
8C/16T
 
11 MB
 
28
 
3.6 GHz
 
4.3 GHz
 
4.5 GHz
$599
Core i9-7800X
 
6C/12T
 
8.25 MB
 
28
 
3.5 GHz
 
4.0 GHz
$389
Core i7-7740X
 
4C/8T
 
8 MB
 
16
 
4.3 GHz
 
4.5 GHz
$369
Core i5-7640X
 
4C/4T
 
6 MB
 
16
 
4.0 GHz
 
4.2 GHz
$242

Intel Core i9-7980XE Die:


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