Intel Corporation's Core X-Series Processors Revealed

Image AMD

According to a leaked and blurry internal Intel presentation, which originally showed up at Anandtech forum, Intel is preparing to launch four Skylake-X SKUs, with six-, eight-, ten- and twelve-cores, all of which will be the first Core i9 processors from the company, leaving the Core i7 to Kaby Lake-X quad-core and earlier Kaby Lake CPUs high-end and gaming CPUs. Kaby Lake-X will continue to use the Core i7 naming scheme. The 10-core Core i9-7900X has 13.75MB of L3 cache and works at 3.3GHz base and 4.3GHz Turbo clocks. A massive leak about the processor family confirms that Intel will be doing away with the naming scheme it has always followed and will now come out with a Core i9 processor. These new offerings of the i7 Core lineup will fall under the Kaby Lake-X category, and they will deliver enhanced performance for a hefty premium, according to reports. The products can be made available by the end of June.

Almost a decade ago, Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) introduced a new branding scheme for its personal computer processors - a standard "good, better, best" scheme. This unit, however, will have a base clock rate of 4.3 GHz and it will make a 0.2 GHz jump when user step on the Turbo 2.0. However, there's no telling yet whether it would have a higher base clock value than the 10-core i9-7900X model.

The i7-7640X will be a quad-core processor with four threads, 6 MB of onboard L3 cache memory, 16 PCIe lanes, and dual DDR4-2666 RAM. Both turbo figures are Turbo Boost 2.0, and neither of them has Turbo Boost Max 3.0 functionality.

Fox looks to sci-fi, fantasy this fall; MacFarlane in space
The major networks are announcing TV shows renewed or canceled for the 2017-18 season, which means the fall lineup is shaping up. And it is by this same directive that Fox's new like-themed The Orville looks like a pretty promising outing itself.

The 10-core chip in the Skylake-X lineup, for example, can achieve a maximum turbo boost 2.0 speed of 4.3GHz. Of those, only the 7920X's base and boost clocks aren't immediately known based on this morning's benchmarks.

One other change that's visible, though, is that with the Broadwell-E lineup, the maximum Turbo Boost 2.0 speeds decreased as core count increased.

With the new lineup, the higher-end parts are unequivocally better than the lower-end ones, something that wasn't true before. I wouldn't be surprised if Intel asked for more than $1,000 for this Core i9 CPU. It'll be interesting to see if this product stack is compelling enough to drive upsell from Intel's mainstream desktop platform to the high-end desktop platform, and up the stack within the high-end desktop platform. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

Related News:

  • Atlanta Braves: Offense Comes Alive in Toronto

    Atlanta Braves: Offense Comes Alive in Toronto

    But it takes a little while and he took his lumps along the way and he's determined this year not to be that up-and-down guy. So the 43-year-old made a decision to change some things for his start against the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday night.
    Southwestern Montana deputy killed in shootout

    Southwestern Montana deputy killed in shootout

    Moore is the 129th Montana law enforcement officer to die in the line of duty since 1878, just before Montana became a state. Marshall Barrus has a criminal history in the Bozeman area, including being arrested in November by police in Belgrade.

    Trump says 'fast decision' possible on new Federal Bureau of Investigation director

    Litigious himself, and familiar with being the target of litigation, Trump did not want his words mischaracterized or invented. Trump, a wealthy NY real estate developer, has refused repeated calls from his critics to release his tax returns.
  • Baylor Men's Golf Leads By Seven Strokes at Stanford Regional

    Baylor Men's Golf Leads By Seven Strokes at Stanford Regional

    Freshman Jovan Rebula turned in another spectacular round with a 2-under 70 and is tied for seventh individually at 2-under 142. Auburn has a five-shot cushion ahead of No. 8 IL , who is in sixth. "So that was disappointing", Small said.
    South Korean leader Moon discuss North Korea with China's Xi: Blue House

    South Korean leader Moon discuss North Korea with China's Xi: Blue House

    Veteran liberal politician Lee Nak-yon was nominated to serve as prime minister. "He really looks like a true people's president". The U.S. has outlined a campaign of pressure against North Korea until it ends its nuclear and ballistic missile programs.
    Back on top: Chelsea wins the English Premier League

    Back on top: Chelsea wins the English Premier League

    The ball dropped kindly for Terry in the area, he struck it with his shin and it went in off the post. Watford head coach Walter Mazzarri: "We have to play as we did (against Everton) at Chelsea ".
  • Turkey: Ankara slams Trump's decision to arm Syrian YPG

    Turkey, the European Union and the US have all branded the PKK a terrorist organization for its decades-long insurgency in southeastern Turkey.

    Oil Prices Are Soaring After Saudi Arabia and Russia Reach a Deal

    He said gains might be limited if U.S. shale's incessant pumping sabotaged Opec's effort to stabilise the markets. World oil prices jumped on Monday, with USA crude futures trading 3% firmer at more than $49 a barrel.
    Parole board holding clemency hearing for death row inmate

    Parole board holding clemency hearing for death row inmate

    The state lawyers also state that there is "no substantial risk" that Ledford will actually suffer due to the lethal injection. The reply by the Georgia attorney general's office said that there is no proof a firing squad would be less painful.
  • Oil Prices Dropped as Oversupply Concerns Return

    Oil Prices Dropped as Oversupply Concerns Return

    That rebound has overshadowed efforts by OPEC and non-OPEC members like Russian Federation to support the oil market. PetroChina Co. lost 3 percent, while Australia's Santos Ltd. slipped 3.6 percent.

    Experts predict instability in the legislature after BC election

    It will be exciting all right, and it could even work out in favour of the party that has run British Columbia for 16 years. You can use the map to navigate to individual riding results, and click the star to favourite ridings you want to track.
    Vista Outdoor Inc. (VSTO)

    Vista Outdoor Inc. (VSTO)

    Stock has got outperform rating from 6 analysts of Thomson Reuters whereas 3 analysts given hold rating to the stock. For a total return analysis, there is the -9.80% return on equity and the -18.70% return on assets to consider.


Most liked

Trump asked Comey to shut down Flynn probe
Trump also denied reports that he asked Comey to pledge his loyalty to him at a private dinner shortly after Trump was sworn in. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of SC said on Sunday there may come a time when a special prosecutor is needed but not now.

Andy Murray suffers defeat to Fabio Fognini at Italian Open
Experienced Spaniard Ferrer racked up his 700th win on the AT World Tour with a 4-6 6-3 6-1 success against compatriot Feliciano Lopez.

Running Windows? How to protect against the big ransomware attack
The ransomware in question, WannaCry, relies on a flaw in the Windows 10 code for which Microsoft issued a patch on March 14. In Japan, companies such as Hitachi and Nissan reported problems but said their operations had not been seriously affected.

Oil prices move up on hopes supply glut may ease
Bucking the trend were shares of Verizon and those of General Electric, recently down 1.2 percent and 0.9 percent respectively. European markets closed higher: London's FTSE gained 0.3 per cent, Paris added 0.2 per cent and Frankfurt rose 0.3 per cent.

Local elections bring cheer for Theresa May
The United Kingdom Independence Party won one new seat, and lost all 114 they were defending. The Liberal Democrat results have been mixed, with some gains and some losses.

Warriors' Pachulia defends play that Leonard got injured on
But with long-distance shots playing such a heavy role in offenses these days, the risk of injury isn't going away. Pachulia defended his actions, saying he did "what I was supposed to do and challenged his shot".

Edouard Philippe appointed the new Prime Minister of France by Emmanuel Macron
Philippe is also relatively unknown to voters, fulfilling Macron's campaign promise to repopulate French politics with new faces. When Britain leaves the bloc in 2019, France will be the EU's only member with nuclear weapons and a permanent seat on the U.N.

Tillerson urges ASEAN ministers to cut N Korea funding, minimise diplomatic ties
Trump has sought to strengthen ties with leaders who have drawn criticism for their human rights records. First up is Syria, as Washington and Moscow see if they can get a cease-fire that can hold.

Retiring Misbah, Younis draw praise post historic Test series win
Both Misbah and Younis were dismissed by Devendra Bishoo in Pakistan's second innings. Hopefully if he gets into a situation like that, he'll choose a better shot.

Drake Traveled to Memphis to Give His Cousin the Proper Prom Send-Off
The three-time Grammy victor and his cousin shared photos from the night on their social media accounts. While there was speculation he might perform, prom guests confirmed he only hung out at the dance.

Donald Trump says 'fast decision' possible on new Federal Bureau of Investigation director
Changing rationales for the firing offered by White House aides added an element of chaos to the president's action. He dismissed as less desirable at least two of the 14 candidates under consideration by Trump , former Rep.

Spurs' Kawhi Leonard ruled out for Game 2 vs Warriors
ZAZA Pachulia's foul on Kawhi Leonard was either dirty or just unsafe , and Gregg Popovich isn't interested in the NBA's opinion. Leonard scored 26 points on 7-of-13 shooting in almost 24 minutes to go with eight rebounds and three assists.

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update to Bring Lots of Major Design Updates
This year, they've taken it a step further with the introduction of their Windows Mixed Reality motion controllers . A phone icon in the Windows settings menu will prompt users to connect the software to their other devices.

Tories win majority of council seats in East Renfrewshire election
That said, the turnout last week was 46.9 per cent, some way short of what will be recorded in next month's general election. And the SNP have not had any difficulty increasing their vote in local by-elections during the last two years.

China's Xi says Belt and Road needs to reject protectionism
The forum is is attended by representatives of 100 nations, besides the 29 heads of state and government. Chinese officials had earlier said they expected India to send an official delegation to the summit.