As far as the pricing is concerned, the Core X family starts with the Core i5-7640X at $242. Or the Intel Core i7-7740X with 4 cores, 8 threads, base frequency of 4.3 Ghz and Boost clock speed of 4.5GHz, 8 MB in cache memory and with a cost of $339 Dollars. Intel plans to release six CPU models and these are: Core i7-7640K, Core i7-7740K, Core i9-7800X, Core i9-7820X, Core i9-7900X and Core i9-7920X. Reports indicate that the Intel i9 processor would come in many variants.
The Core-X lineup consists of the base model which has 4 cores all the way to the top with the i9 which has 18 cores and 36 threads - a first for any desktop processor.
Intel has officially confirmed the impending launch of its Core i9 processors, unveiling the X-series family with its flagship 18-core, 36-thread Core i9 Extreme Edition SKU. As you step up the price ladder, each rung adds two processor cores and four threads, topping out at 16 cores and 32 threads for the Intel Core i9-7960X, which retails for $1,699.
The newly launched Core X-series chips are the answer to AMDs 16-core/32-thread. While Intel has long dominated the CPU space, AMD's consistent investment and efforts into newer mind-blowing architectures are prompting Intel to do a reality check now.As for the Core i9?
Intel also announced the Turbo Boost Max 3.0 for its new Core X range - an upgrade to its existing Turbo Boost technology to ensure that each core is able to deliver maximum performance. Until now, Intel has stood unflinching in the face of the renewed competition and has stoically left its price structure unchanged (except for the Core i3-7350K). The Threadripper 1998 comes with a 3.2 GHz base clock with an unknown boost speed.
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About four hours earlier, an 18-year-old man was shot to death in the Longwood Manor neighborhood on the South Side. The most recent fatal shooting happened at around 2:50 a.m.in the 5700 block of South Prairie, in Washington Park.
The upcoming Intel i9 processor is expected to be the most powerful processor in the markets. "This family includes Intel's first teraflop desktop CPUs", Bryant said.
Intel also spoke about their successor to Kaby Lake, Coffee Lake, which they said would offer up to 30% performance improvements over Kaby Lake.
There are Kaby Lake-X processors as well but they aren't much powerful and there is only 4-core CPU option.
Desktops and DIY kits with Intel's new X299 motherboard chipset will be available right away, so there's no delay on building your own Core i9 rig.