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Intel released a beast- Core i9 and X series CPU


Intel released a beast- Core i9 and X series CPU

Intel has added a new series in its CPU list in its keynote in Computex at Taiwan. This new series is a beast as this series of CPU houses 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 cores inside it. Following are the Core i9 CPU who join the Intel CPU family:-

CPU NameCores/ThreadsPrice
Core i9-7980 XE18/36$1999
Core i9-7960X16/32$1699
Core i9-7940X14/28$1399
Core i9-7920X12/24$1199
Core i9-7900X10/20$999


The company surely wants to give its CPU rival company AMD a challenge as AMD released Reyzen 7 1800X at just $499 which houses 8 Cores and 16 Threads of processing. But Intel has released almost same powered CPU or just say slight higher in performance than AMD but its way too costly compared to its rival company AMD.

Intel only provided detailed specifications up to the Core i9-7900X, a 10-core / 20-thread processor with a base clock of 3.3 GHz and a Turbo peak of 4.5 GHz using the new Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0. It sports 13.75MB of cache thanks to an updated cache configuration, includes 44 lanes of PCIe 3.0, an increase of 4 lanes over Broadwell-E, quad-channel DDR4 memory up to 2666 MHz and a 140 watt TDP. The new LGA2066 socket will be utilized. Pricing for this CPU is set at $999, which is interesting for a couple of reasons. First, it is $700 less than the starting MSRP of the 10c/20t Core i7-6950X from one year ago; obviously a big plus. However, there is quite a ways UP the stack, with the 18c/36t Core i9-7980XE coming in at a cool $1999.

The rebranding might sound like marketing hype, but it’s not—or at least not entirely. Intel’s Core i9 is the first consumer desktop processor to cram 18 cores and 36 threads into a single piece of silicon, a feat that enables the kind of full-throttle task-juggling that a world full of 4K video and virtual reality demands.

These CPU are yet to be tested on various condition and requirements. I will gather more info about these beast including their performance and more, stay tuned.

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