This is good news for computer enthusiasts and powerful Core-chip lovers for computing power and speed is gearing stronger. The Core-Series is coming out stronger soon as Intel made the announcement on Monday, August 7th at Computex 2017. A new family of “Core X-Series” ranging from 12- to 18-core processors will be aiming at the high-end desktop market and also, will be offering more power and speed.
Availability of the Core i9 chips
Intel is pushing into the market four powerful Core-chips and the release date was announced as follow:
The 12-core launches on August 28th while the 14, 16, and 18-core will be ship out on September 25th, 2017.
Although, the shipping date was announced earlier on to be in October for the 18 Core i9-7980XE. But due to its pressing need in the market, it will be coming earlier than expected.
Its speed and performance
When it comes to computer processor power, speed is all that matters. It was also announced by Intel that all of the clock speeds of the Core X series family are all unlocked and also ready to be overclocked.
Presenting to you a summary of the core counts and speeds of the new Core X family.
- Core i9-7980XE (having 18 cores and 36 threads): 2.6GHz; Boost, 4.2GHz to 4.4 GHz
- Core i9-7960X (having 16 cores and 32 threads): 2.8GHz; Boost, 4.2GHz to 4.4 GHz
- Core i9-7940X (having 14 cores and 28 threads): 3.1GHz; Boost: 4.3GHz to 4.4GHz
- Core i9-7920X (having 12 cores and 24 threads): 2.9-GHz; Boost: 4.3-GHz to 4.4GHz
The cost of the chip
The Core i9 is not coming in cheap. The chips will be priced from $999 to $1999. The most expensive will be the Extreme Edition (Core i9-7980XE) offering the best performance at the highest price for $1,999.
Who needs the new chip
By having a high price tag placed on the new core family, these chips aren’t for everyone. Not every computer user just need 18 cores and 36 threads unless you’re doing resource-intensive multitasking. Such as video, gaming, virtual reality, content creation, overclocking etc.
The Core i9 is finally here and it’s a faster and cheaper processor when compared to the previous Intel’s 10-core chip. Nevertheless, such a processor will get a lot done in a shorter time frame. And if you think you have what it takes and need its performance speed don’t hesitate and go for it already.
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