Intel has released the specifications for the 12- to 18-core processors namely Intel Core i9-7920X, Intel Core i9-7940X, Intel Core i9-7960X and the Extreme Edition Intel Core i9-7980XE. Announced at Computex 2017, the Intel Core X-series processors family is the most powerful, scalable, and accessible high-end desktop platform offered by Intel, designed to deliver the performance needed to meet extreme computing demands for virtual reality (VR), content creation, gaming and overclocking.
The new X-series processor family is the ultimate platform for content creators and gamers. Multitasking becomes extreme mega-tasking with simultaneous, compute-intensive multi-threaded workloads aligned in purpose, powered by up to 18 cores and 36 threads. And, with up to 68 PCIe 3.0 lanes on the platform, people will be able to expand their systems with fast SSDs, up to four discrete GFX cards and ultrafast Thunderbolt 3 solutions.
Moreover, content creators will be able to expect up to 20% better performance for VR content creation and up to 30% faster 4K video editing over the previous iteration. This means less waiting and more time designing new worlds and experiences. Even gamers will experience up to 30% faster extreme mega-tasking for gaming over the previous version.
The 12-core Intel Core X-series processor will be available starting on August 28 and 14- to 18- core Intel Core X-series processors will be available from Sep 25. The 4- to 10- core Intel Core X-Series processors are available at multiple retailers alongside more than 200 Intel X299 Chipset motherboards.
Intel Corporation is an American multinational corporation and technology company headquartered in Santa Clara, California that was founded by Gordon Moore and Robert Noyce. It is the world’s largest and highest valued semiconductor chip makers based on revenue and is the inventor of the x86 series of microprocessors: the processors found in most personal computers (PCs).
Intel supplies processors for computer systems and manufactures motherboard chipsets, network interface controllers and integrated circuits, flash memory, graphics chips, embedded processors and other devices related to communications and computing.
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