Intel Core X-Series processors including Core i9 Extreme Edition 18-core processor announced


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Intel at its Computex 2017 event introduced new Intel Core X-series processor family, which the company says it the most scalable, accessible and powerful desktop platform ever ranging from 4 to 18 cores. In addition to Intel Core i5 and Core i7, it has also introduced new Intel Core  i9 processor brand for the highest performance for advanced gaming, VR and content creation. The Intel Core i9 Extreme Edition processor is the first consumer desktop CPU with 18 cores and 36 threads of power.

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This also includes Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 that improves single- and dual-core performance in the new Intel Core X-series processors.

Intel Core-X Series i9

Processor Name

Intel Core i9- 7900X X-series

Intel Core i7- 7820X X-series

Intel Core i7- 7800X X-series

Intel Core i7- 7740X X-series

Intel Core i5- 7640X X-series

Cores/ Threads

10/20

8/16

6/12

4/8

4/4

Base Clock Speed (GHz)

3.3

3.6

3.5

4.3

4

Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0

Enabled

Enabled

N/A

N/A

N/A

Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 Frequency (GHz)

Up to 4.5

Up to 4.5

N/A

N/A

N/A

L3 Cache

13.75MB

11MB

8.25MB

8MB

6MB

Memory Support

4 channels DDR4-2666

4 channels DDR4-2666

4 channels DDR4-2400

2 channels DDR4-2666

2 channels DDR4-2666

PCIE Lanes off CPU

44

28

28

16

16

TDP

140W

140W

140W

112W

112W

Socket

LGA

LGA

LGA

LGA

LGA

1KU Pricing

$999

$599

$389

$339

$242

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The New Socket R4 (LGA 2066)—compatible with all new Intel Core X-series processors (4C–18C) offers scalability with 10, 8, 6, and 4 cores with 18, 16, 14, and 12 cores coming soon. Intel has also introduced  X299 chipset with improved I/O capabilities, providing the ultimate in flexibility – supporting 30 total high-speed I/O lanes, up to three Intel Rapid Storage Technology PCIe 3.0 x4 storage support, and support for Intel Ethernet Connection I219 (Jacksonville LAN PHY).

These new Intel Core X-Series processors start at $242 (Rs. 15,650 approx.) for the Core i5-7640K entry-level processor and goes up to $1,999 (Rs. 1,29,255 approx.) for the high-end  Core i9-7980XE processor. These will ship starting from Q2 2017.

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