Intel announced a new family of “Core X” desktop processors at Computex today, offering even more powerful versions of its existing Core i5 and Core i7 models, along with a brand-new, state-of-the-art Core i9 line for those who want much more firepower.
The Core X platform is being targeted squarely at lover consumers like players or players and content creators– people who desire to have the ability to run the most recent games at the very best possible resolution while streaming video and running a chat with viewers or have four different creative tools open at the same time to assemble a brand-new vlog.
To that end, the Core X series scales from designs with 4-cores peaking with the $1,999 Core i9 Extreme, which Intel happily mentions is the first consumer desktop processor to offer 18-cores and 36-threads.
The Core X household starts with the Core i5-7640X at$242, which uses 4-cores and 4-threads. The Core i7 X-Series range from a$339, 4-core/ 8-thread design to a$599 10-core/ 20-thread chip. When it comes to the Core i9? Intel will be offering 4 designs (not counting the i9 Extreme discussed earlier)ranging from $999 for a 12-core/ 24-thread processor to a $ 1,699, 16-core/ 32-thread chip.All the brand-new desktop Core X processors are designed to work with Intel’s brand-new X299 motherboard chipset, which the company notes should be presenting on partner items in the coming weeks, in addition to the brand-new processors. In regards to chip architectures, practically all of the Core X household is developed on off an updated version of Intel’s Sixth generation Skylake platform, which the business describes as Skylake X. The two 4-core designs at the bottom of the variety– the i5-7640Xand the i7-7740X– are constructed on Kaby Lake X.
Intel is likewise updating its Turbo Boost technology on some of the higher end models of the Core X line, with what it calls Turbo Increase Max 3.0. The company explains that while the extra cores on the Core X models will improve multitasking efficiency, the addition of innovations like Turbo Boost Max 3.0 guarantees that each core is likewise able to attain better efficiency. (Intel declares that the Core X series reaches 10 percent quicker multithread efficiency over the previous generation, and 15 percent much faster single thread).
The new, multi-core models also reveal that Intel is major about staying up to date with AMD, whose just recently launched Ryzen processors are seen by many as the first viable competitor to Intel’s juggernaut Core series in years. AMD is planning to launch its own high-end enthusiast Ryzen line– called the “Threadripper”— later on this year with as much as 16-cores and 32-threads, something that the freshly revealed 18-core i9 Extreme will contend head-to-head versus.
In addition to the new high-end Core X household, Intel likewise had a brief upgrade on the still forthcoming 8th-generation line of mainstream Intel chips, reported to be code-named Coffee Lake. While early reports from the company promised a 15 percent enhancement over the present 7th generation Kaby Lake line, today Intel announced that it’s seeing even higher performance, with improvements as much as 30 percent over Kaby Lake. That stated, there’s still no upgrade on when we’ll start seeing the so-called Coffee Lake chips in actual computer systems.