Intel 10th Gen Core-X Series (Cascade Lake X) final specs and pricing leaked

Published: 1st Oct 2019, 18:45 GMT | Comments

Update: After our story went live Intel decided to lift the embargo, which was originally scheduled for October 7th.

Intel announces Cascade Lake-X

Original story: Next week Intel is launching its high-end desktop 10th Gen Core-X series. The processors codenamed Cascade Lake-X will utilize Skylake architecture manufactured using 14nm process technology.

Much cheaper, but not cheap

The most important news is that the Intel Core-X series will much cheaper than the previous generation. The cost of a single-core will drop to AMD’s level and therefore it will be comparable to Threadripper 2000. The price per single core will drop to 54-59 USD depending on the SKU, while the last generation was starting at 99 USD.

Faster memory, more memory

The 10th generation supports quad-channel DDR4-2933 memory, the same as Threadripper 2000. The capacity, however, increased to 256GB, which is twice as much as both SKL-X and TR2000.

Clocks

This is not the time or the place to discuss the differences between each clock type, but let us just give you a list of what customers need to go through before opening their wallets: base clocks, boost blocks, turbo clocks, single-core clocks, all-core clocks, AMD’s Max Boost, Intel Turbo Boost 2.0, Intel Turbo Boost Max 3.0 and Intel Velocity Boost. And guess what, Intel is adding yet another clock called Deep Learning Boost. Why? We don’t know and this point we don’t what to know. The clock advertised by Intel on a highlight slide is the Turbo Boost Max 3.0, which goes up to 4.8 GHz.

Other stuff

The new series also support Intel Performance Maximizer, 2.5G Intel i225 Ethernet and Wi-Fi 6. The whole 10th Gen Core platform will support up to PCIe 72 lanes. The new CPUs will be available for sale in November.

2019 HEDT Platforms
VideoCardz.comIntel Core-X 10000 SeriesIntel Core-X 9000 SeriesAMD TR 2000 SeriesAMD TR 3000 Series
Architecture14nm Skylake14nm Skylake12nm Zen+7nm Zen2
CodenameCasacade Lake-XSkylake-X RefreshColfaxCastle Peak
SocketLGA2066LGA2066TR4TBD
MotherboardsX299X/X299X299X399TRX40/TRX80
Memory Support4C DDR4-29334C DDR4-26664C DDR4-2933TBD
Maximum Memory256 GB128 GB128 GBTBD
Max PCIe Lanes (Chip+CPU)72 (? + ?)68 (24+44)64 (4 + 60)TBD
Average Cost Per Core57 USD / Core103 USD / Core55 USD / CoreTBD

The following chart compares current HEDT generations with upcoming 10th Gen Core-X series:

2019 HEDT Processors
VideoCardz.comCores/ThreadsBase ClockIntel Turbo 2.0 /
AMD Max Boost
Intel Turbo 3.0 /
All Core Turbo
TDPMSRP
(1K Units)
Intel 10th Gen Core X-Series HEDT (Cascade Lake-X)
Core i9-10980XE
 
18/36
 
3.0 GHz
 
4.6 GHz
 
4.8/3.8 GHz
 
165W
 
979 USD
Core i9-10940XE
 
14/28
 
3.3 GHz
 
4.6 GHz
 
4.8/4.1 GHz
 
165W
 
784 USD
Core i9-10920XE
 
12/24
 
3.5 GHz
 
4.6 GHz
 
4.8/4.3 GHz
 
165W
 
689 USD
Core i9-10900XE
 
10/20
 
3.7 GHz
 
4.5 GHz
 
4.7/4.3 GHz
 
165W
 
590 USD
Intel 9th Gen Core X-Series HEDT (Skylake X-Refresh)
Core i9-9980XE
 
18/36
 
3.0 GHz
 
4.4 GHz
 
4.5/nd GHz
 
165W
 
1,979 USD
Core i9-9960X
 
16/32
 
3.1 GHz
 
4.4 GHz
 
4.5/nd GHz
 
165W
 
1,684 USD
Core i9-9940X
 
14/28
 
3.3 GHz
 
4.4 GHz
 
4.5/nd GHz
 
165W
 
1,387 USD
Core i9-9920X
 
12/24
 
3.5 GHz
 
4.4 GHz
 
4.5/nd GHz
 
165W
 
1,189 USD
Core i9-9900X
 
10/20
 
3.5 GHz
 
4.4 GHz
 
4.5/nd GHz
 
165W
 
989 USD
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2000 HEDT (Colfax)
TR 2990WX
 
32/64
 
3.0 GHz
 
4.2 GHz
no data
 
250W
 
1,799 USD
TR 2970WX
 
24/48
 
3.0 GHz
 
4.2 GHz
no data
 
250W
 
1,299 USD
TR 2950X
 
16/32
 
3.5 GHz
 
4.4 GHz
no data
 
180W
 
899 USD
TR 2920X
 
12/24
 
3.5 GHz
 
4.3 GHz
no data
 
180W
 
649 USD

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