Intel core i9

We’ve been talking up Intel’s up and coming High-End Desktop (HEDT) processor family for as far back as couple of weeks. Each report has shed only a tad bit more knowledge into Kaby Lake-X, Skylake-X and the X299 chipset that will bolster the processors. Today, we’re being given the motherlode of data on the six processors that Intel arrangements to report not long from now; four Skylake-X and two Kaby Lake-X processors.

The most strong of the cluster will be the Core i9-7920X (Skylake-X). That’s right, Intel is hurling the Core i7 marking aside to clear a path for another level of elite processors. The Core i9-7920X has 12 cores (24 strings) and 16.5MB of installed L3 cache. It bolsters 44 PCIe paths, yet we sadly don’t have any word on time speeds as of now.


Moving down the line, there’s the Core i9 -7900X, which has 10 centers (20 strings), 13.75MB of L3 cache and 44 PCIe paths. The processor has a base frequency of 3.3GHz, and can achieve 4.3GHz with Turbo 2.0 and 4.5GHz with Turbo 3.0.

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The Core i9 -7820X and Core i9-7800X have eight cores and six cores separately, and see their PCIe paths chopped down to only 28.


On the Kaby Lake-X side of things, we have the Core i7-7740K with 4 centers (8 strings), 8MB of L3 reserve, 4.3GHz base clock and Turbo 2.0 recurrence of 4.5GHz. The runt of the litter is the new Core i7-7640K with 4 centers (4 strings) and only 6MB of L3 cache.

Other supposedly affirmed specs for these new parts incorporate backings for double channel DDR4-2666 on Kaby Lake-X (quad-channel for Skylake-X), 112W TDP for Kaby Lake-X, 160W TDP for Skylake-X and AVX-512 support for all Core i9 SKUs.

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We won’t have any longer before Intel officially outs these new processors, as the company is relied upon to uncover them on May 30th at Computex with availability coming some time in June.

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