Last week, an Intel presentation slide leak brought us new details on Intel’s upcoming Core i9 lineup, including its new 12-core, 14-core, 16-core and 18-core processors. Now today, Intel has made everything official, unveiling the final spec-sheet itself and giving us release dates for these higher core count X299 chips.
Intel first announced its Core-X lineup at Computex in early June. Since then, a few of these CPUs have released, with quad-core, six-core, eight-core and 10-core processors hitting the market. Now from the 28th of August, the Core i9 7920X (12C/24T) CPU will be available. Then, the 14-core to 18-core CPUs will begin hitting the market from the 25th of September.
Here is a graph detailing each new CPU in terms of specifications:
|Processor||Base Clock Speed (GHz)||Turbo Boost 2.0 Clock Speed (GHz)||Turbo Boost Max 3.0 Clock Speed (GHz)||Cores/Threads||L3 Cache||TDP||Pricing|
The entire Core i9 series includes 44 PCIe 3.0 lanes and supports four channels of DDR4-2666 memory all on the LGA 2066 socket. This includes the Core i9-7900X which released back in July. You can check out our 7900X review HERE. You can also find our Kaby Lake-X review HERE.
KitGuru says: Threadripper is landing before the end of this week, so it looks like AMD will have the jump when it comes to 12-core and 16-core HEDT chips. However, even with Intel’s 14-18 core CPUs not landing until late September, many will be looking forward to seeing the comparisons, myself included.