Intel has been the world leader in producing processor chips for Laptops and PCs. The company is working day and night on creating more powerful and advance CPUs that should give the best result in every way.
The company has just announced its new line of the processors called “X-Series” Processors for Desktop PCs, at COMPUTEX 2017, including the all-new Core i9 X processor with 18 cores and 36 threads. I know this sounds like a super fast and super powerful processor and too good to be true for PCs enthusiasts.
AMD announced its new high-end Ryzen Dubbed the “thread ripper” with up to 16 cores and 32 threads for extreme computing to be released later this year, and after this announcement we had it coming that Intel won’t takes much longer to announce something big in response to the AMD’s announcement. Intel’s new Core i9 X chip will be competing head-to-head against the AMD’s Ryzen.
The New Core X-Chip:
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The basic purpose of creating the new X chip is to provide a platform for Gamers and high-end content creators like graphic designers, video makers, and editors etc. people who want to use their PCs for extensive work or high-end gaming would be totally interested in the new Core X by Intel, which is claimed to be much more faster and powerful than the old versions of Intel’s processors.
Intel also revealed their new Turbo Boost Max 3.0 Technology, which will be more powerful and fast as compared to the previous Turbo Boost Technology in Intel’s processors. And each Core will provide improved performance. The new Turbo Boost Max 3.0 will only be available for 2 variants of the X family.
So the new Core X series has the following version starting from $240.
- The new Core i5 X (7640X) starting at $240, it has 4 Cores and 4 Threads with a base clock speed of 4Ghz, packed with 6MB of L3 Cache and 2 slots of DDR4 Ram. It’s the basic model of the new Core X series with moderate performance. This version of the new Core X can be used for low and mid range gaming, HD video editing and some mid level graphic designing.
- Then new Core i7 X comes with 3 different versions, the first one Core i7 X (7740X) has 4 Cores and 8 Threads at 4.3Ghz of clock speed and 8MB L3 Cache 2x channels of DDR4 memory. And it costs $339.
- The second version of Core i7 X (7800X) comes with 6 Cores and 12 threads with 3.5Ghz of clock speed. It comes with 8.25MB of L3 Cache and 4 channels of DDR4 Ram. The version is priced at $389
- The last and the most powerful Core i7 of the X Series (7820X) is packed with 8 Cores and 16 Threads, and a clock speed of 3.6Mhz, it also has a Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 which gives you up to 4.5Mhz of speed and best performance for gaming and high-end video editing along with the high-level graphic designing. This version of Core i7 X is priced at $599.
- The new Intel’s Core i9 also has two versions, the basic and the EXTREME. The basic one has 10 Cores and 20 threads with a clock speed of 3.3Ghz and Turbo Boost Max Technology that will give up to 4.5Mghz boosted Speed with 13.75Mb of L3 Cache, 4 channels of DDR4 memory. The price for this version of new Core i9 X is $999.
- Core i9 EXTREME is the most powerful and fastest CPU chip that Intel has announced at the Taipei press conference, the Extreme Core i9 X will have 18 Cores and 36 Threads with some really fast clock speed and Turbo Boost 3.0 Max, and it is priced at $1,999, this version of Intel’s new X Series will indicate how future machines will look and work like.
These new Core X processors will work with Intel’s new X299 motherboard chipset. The Core X i5 and i7 Basic processors have been built one the sixth-generation Skylake X architecture, while the other high-end Core i7 and i9 X are built on Kaby Lake X.
The new X Series might not be able to give you full advantage looking at the specifications they have packed in these new processors but remember that this new Core X family is more for the future than for the present, where EXTREME will become normal and people will be used to this powerful CPUs and PCs. Its Intel basically getting us ready for the future.
Intel’s Eight-Generation CPUs:
With the addition of Intel’s new power-packed X series, the company also gave a brief update on their upcoming eight-generation line of mainstream Intel chip i.e. Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7. And the rumored is it has been named COFFE LAKE.
The brief updates show Intel claimed that the new 8Th generation Intel processors would be 15% to 30% faster and improved than the current 7Th Generation Kobe-lake line. However, Intel did not mention when exactly we would be seeing this new 8th generation chips in the computers.