Well, one thing’s for sure, Computex isn’t far off. The annual expo held in Taipei kicks off in a fortnight, on May 30th.
Funnily enough, Intel’s latest CPU that packs no less than 12 cores has just made an appearance. Coincidence?
Intel’s plans leaked on AnandTech’s forum along with some other new processors.
It appears that someone has got a little excited and taken a photo of a PowerPoint presentation in German with the full upcoming lineup.
Intel Core i9
Make sure that you’ve been saving up though. These top-flight chips don’t go cheap.
The new i9 will most likely cost you around a grand.
Not to worry though. There are other i9 options. You will also have a choice of 6, 8 or 10 cores.
Planning to run single-threaded tasks? Intel will be able to run those at a higher clock thanks to Turbo Clock 3.0.
Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X rundown
|Core i7-7640K (Kaby Lake-X)||4/4||4.0/4.2||16||2 X DDR4-2666||112W|
|Core i7-7740K (Kaby Lake-X)||4/8||4.3/4.5||16||2 X DDR4-2666||112W|
|Core i9-7800X (Skylake-X)||6/12||3.5/4.0||28||4 X DDR4-2666||140W|
|Core i9-7820X (Skylake-X)||8/16||4.3/4.5||28||4 X DDR4-2666||140W|
|Core i9-7900X (Skylake-X)||10/20||3.3/4.5||44||4 X DDR4-2666||140W|
|Core i9-7920X (Skylake-X)||12/24||TBD||44||4 X DDR4-2666||140W|
Core i9 availability
All these CPUs should be officially announced pretty soon with most of them shipping in June.
The high-end i9 will probably follow some time in August.