The Computex 2017 is in progress in Taipei and a number of manufacturers have graced the trade show with their latest products. Intel introduced a brand new Core-X series of high-end series high-end desktops CPUs along with a brand new X299 chipset to go along with it. Of note, is the new Intel Core i9 series, and the 18-core Core i9 Extreme Edition.
Intel’s high-end desktops have always been a generation behind their mainstream rivals. But this time, Intel has brought out its high-end SKUs which is on par with today’s chipset architectures going up with the likes of Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X CPUs. The availability and exact pricing for India will be released in the coming months.
Intel’s latest product is a brand new Core i9 series and right now, we only have details about the Core i9-7900X. The base and boost clock speeds are however lower when compared to the other Core-i7 models in the line-up. But the USP is this that CPU has 10 cores with HyperThreading, 13.75MB of L3 cache and a massive 44 PCle lanes.
Intel has listed out the names of future Core i9 CPUs but hasn’t revealed finer details of clock speeds, cache, etc, yet. This includes the 12-core Core i9-7920X; 14-core Core i9-7940X; 16-core Core i9-7960X and the ballistic and insane 18-core Core i9-7980XE.