Monday, August 7th 2017

Intel Unveils Full Intel Core X-series Processor Family Specs; 14- to 18-Core

Today, Intel is releasing the specifications for the 12- to 18-core processors: Intel Core i9-7920X, Intel Core i9-7940X, Intel Core i9-7960X and the Extreme Edition Intel Core i9-7980XE processors. Announced at Computex 2017, the Intel Core X-series processor family is the most powerful, scalable and accessible high-end desktop platform offered by Intel, designed to deliver the performance needed to meet extreme computing demands for virtual reality (VR), content creation, gaming and overclocking.

The new X-series processor family is the ultimate platform for content creators and gamers. Multitasking becomes extreme mega-tasking with simultaneous, compute-intensive, multithreaded workloads aligned in purpose, powered by up to 18 cores and 36 threads. And, with up to 68 PCIe 3.0 lanes on the platform, people have the ability to expand their systems with fast SSDs, up to four discrete GFX cards and ultrafast Thunderbolt 3 solutions.
Content creators can expect up to 20 percent better performance for VR content creation and up to 30 percent faster 4K video editing over the previous generation. This means less time waiting and more time designing new worlds and experiences. Gamers and enthusiasts will experience up to 30 percent faster extreme mega-tasking for gaming over the previous generation.

The 12-core Intel Core X-series processor will be available starting on Aug. 28, and 14- to 18-core Intel Core X-series processors will be available starting Sept. 25. The 4- to 10-core Intel Core X-series processors are already on shelves and available at multiple retailers, along with more than 200 Intel X299 Chipset motherboards.
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35 Comments on Intel Unveils Full Intel Core X-series Processor Family Specs; 14- to 18-Core

#26
lexluthermiester
Ok, is it just me, or is Ryzen 9 have the advantage in PCIe lanes?
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#27
djemergenc
lexluthermiester
Ok, is it just me, or is Ryzen 9 have the advantage in PCIe lanes?
indeed and pcie lanes are used for much more than just graphics cards
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#29
ensabrenoir
....I'll give them a year or two to come out with something totally new and well thought out instead of this plan B stuff
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#30
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
So how exactly does Turbo boost work? Some cores or all cores? Because AMD has clock advantage, it seems.
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#31
Captain_Tom
phanbuey
They really should release a coffee lake X variant on the lower end.
You are in luck because they did! The R5 1600 came out months ago and guess what?! The price is now $210!

Not only that but now Intel is giving it 32 lanes instead of 28....


Or was that AMD?.......
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#32
Melvis
Frick
So how exactly does Turbo boost work? Some cores or all cores? Because AMD has clock advantage, it seems.
This^ is exactly what I want to know also and if Turbo 2.0 is all cores the 16 core will be very fast if not then it will be slower then AMDs 16cores and 165watt? pull the other one Intel we know that's total BS
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#33
jabbadap
Frick
So how exactly does Turbo boost work? Some cores or all cores? Because AMD has clock advantage, it seems.
Pcgamer has some information about those turbo clocks(I don't really know how genuine is this table):

Amds Treadripper all core clocks are 3.6GHz for 1950x, 3.7GHz for 1920x and 4.0GHz for 1900x. So intels 16 core and amds 16 core should have the same all core clocks. Intels 12 core has higher all core clocks than amds 12 core. 8 core is even. Then of course how both can keep those freqs are probably still the great question mark, which reviewers should answer(temp, power restrictions etc.).
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#34
phanbuey
Captain_Tom
You are in luck because they did! The R5 1600 came out months ago and guess what?! The price is now $210!

Not only that but now Intel is giving it 32 lanes instead of 28....


Or was that AMD?.......
lol yes they also released a 6 core phenom. not the same.
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#35
Scrizz
phanbuey
lol yes they also released a 6 core phenom. not the same.
lmfao Phenom. I can't believe ppl still mention that trash.

Last CPUs that I liked from AMD were the Athlon X2s.

TR I'm liking.
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