Intel Kicks Off Computex 2017 with Big News

We've heard a heap already about AMD's answer to the Intel Core i9 enthusiast CPU range, but the company was keen to flesh out the details of its Ryzen 9 Threadripper CPU offerings at the 2017 Computex.

The Intel Core X-series processor family introduces a series of firsts that reflect the extreme performance we are delivering....

The chipmaker also introduced the entirely new Intel Core i9 processor, representing the highest performance for advanced gaming, VR and content creation.

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

The new line of Intel Core X processors is created to meet the needs of users who want to run the most computationally intensive applications on their desktops, such as 3D modeling, VR editing, video game live-streaming, and special effects design.

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Further, the entry level Intel Core i5-7640X (4-cores and 4-threads) costs $242 and the Core i7 X-Series that come in 4, 6 and 8-core variants costs $339, $389 and $599 respectively. This includes the 12-core Core i9-7920X; 14-core Core i9-7940X; 16-core Core i9-7960X and the insane 18-core Core i9-7980XE. Which slated to that company's most powerful consumer processor.

Skylake-X extends that to identify the two individual cores that support the highest speeds, going from a single-core boost to a dual-core boost. The top-of-the-line Core i9 has an incredible 18 physical cores with Hyper-Threading for a total of 36 threads.

Next in line is the Skylake-X series which comprises of three products - Core i7-7740X, Core i7-7820X, and the Core i9-7900X.

AMD, which trails Intel and Nvidia in marketshare, announced ThreadRipper at its analyst day earlier this month as the chip it will aim at the high-end desktop market. The processor boosts the updated Intel Turbo Boost Max 3.0 and will have the processing frequency of 4.5GHz. Instead, the newly announced Intel Core i9 processor will sit on the top. The whole Core-X series is created to work with the new Intel X299/LGA2066 "Basin Falls" platform which should roll out to partner products soon.

At the time of that announcement, Intel said that Coffee Lake chips would offer at least 15% better performance than their predecessors. Last year Intel released the first 10-core consumer CPU for those with wallets that were just too damned heavy. The company claims, according to the latest test results, that their next generation processors now have a performance of around 30% than current processors based on the Kaby Lake architecture.

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