Intel Core X Family Features First TeraFlop Desktop CPU

Intel Corporation Sets Cinbench World Record

The powerful chips will be supported by Intel's new X299 motherboard chipset.

If 18 cores is a bit too rich for you, Intel also has other Core i9 Extreme Edition chips in 10, 12, 14 and 16-core variants. The 4-core models are based on Intel's Kaby Lake architecture, while the other models are based on the company's Skylake design.

The CPU will launch at some point in the June, July, August period, with pricing details to be released closer to the launch date.

As AnandTech notes, AMD is playing up this gap between its and Intel's high-end desktop chips, given that all 64 lanes will be enabled for all ThreadRipper SKUs, while none of Intel's new Core X-series below the $1000 Core i9 has all 44 lanes enabled.

Rounding off the Core X family is the entry level i5 variant - the i5-7640X, which can only run 4-cores/4 threads but is priced attractively at $242. The Ryzen 7 1800X only boosts to 4.0 GHz.




Intel's also reorganized its cache subsystem to boost performance. Both CPUs will support dual channel DDR4 memory at up to 2666MHz and have the same TDP of 112W. "And, we are announcing updates to Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0". During the last year's event, Intel announced the World's first ever 10 core processor that it put on sale for the customers. The i7-7740X will feature a base close speed of 4.3 GHz and a boost speed of 4.5 GHz. They also offer higher clock speeds than the mainstream versions have. The Core i9-7980XE with its 18 cores and 36 threads is sitting at the top with a cost of $1999, while the 16 core/32 thread i9 7960X is at $1699. Intel also stated that "It sold-proving that our enthusiast community will go after the best of the best-Yes we're adding higher core count, but we're also introducing lower core counts".

The new king, the Core i9 X-Series CPU. Intel wants to attract the gamers and video producers, who need high-end graphic rending abilities, and thanks to these monster processors, it would be made possible.

Another eye-catching announcement was the unveiling of a whole new subset of Intel processors - the Core i9 family.

The crown jewel of the Core X line is the new Core i9 Extreme (i9-7980XE), which Intel claims to be the first consumer desktop processor that could achieve teraflop performance with the aid of its 18 cores, capable of 36 threads.

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