Intel Reveals Core i9 and X-Series CPUs; 18-Cores Processor?

Posted on Jun 1 2017 - 2:19am by Jordan Cundiff

Intel has revealed the new line of CPUs during their keynote address at Computex in Taiwan. The most notable of the newest processors is the Core i9 series. The i9 processors encompass five high-end desktop (HEDT) solutions in 10, 12, 14, 16, and 18-core versions with double the threads compared to cores.

CPU Name Cores / Threads Price
Core i9-7980XE 18 / 36 $1999
Core i9-7960X 16 / 32 $1699
Core i9-7940X 14 / 28 $1399
Core i9-7920X 12 / 24 $1199
Core i9-7900X 10 / 20 $999

The i9-7900X is currently the only one with detailed specifications. With a base clock of 3.3GHz, boost clocks of 4.3GHz and 4.5GHz, an L3 cache of 13.75MB, and support for quad-channel DDR4-2666 memory the i9-7900X is looking pretty incredible.

While all of the i9 CPUs will be part of Intel’s new X-series, the a few Core i7 and i5 processors will join as well. (The X-Series refers to the HEDT purpose)

CPU Name                   Threads/Cores Base / Boost Clock Speed (GHz)Memory SupportL3 CacheTDPPriceCore

i7-7820X8               / 163.6         / 4.3 (4.5)Four channel DDR4-266611 MB140W$599

Core i7-7800X6   / 123.5         / 4.0Four channel DDR4-26668.25 MB140W$389

Core i7-7740X4  / 84.3          / 4.5Two channel DDR4-26668 MB112W$339

Core i5-7640X4 / 44.0        / 4.2Two channel DDR4-26666 MB112W$242


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