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Intel’s first Core X-series CPUs go up for pre-order next week

Intel formally launched its X-series processors at Computex late final month, which embody each Skylake-X in addition to the Kaby Lake-X structure in variants that includes from Four to as many as 18 cores. Immediately, the corporate is following up with extra particulars concerning worth and availability.

In line with a press launch, Four-core, 6-core, Eight-core, and 10-core chips shall be accessible for preorder on June 19 with shipments commencing the next week on June 26. Availability for the remainder of the household will quickly comply with, with the 12-core Intel Core i9-7920X X-series processor anticipated to start out delivery in August, and the Intel Core i9-7940X X-series processor, Intel Core i9-7960X X-series processor and 18-core Intel Core i9-7980X Excessive Version processors, anticipated to start out delivery in October.

“Intel’s heritage in gaming has been constructed round technical innovation that brings to life wonderful experiences – and it’s additionally an space the place we wish to conserving pushing the boundaries of what’s attainable with our expertise,” stated Gregory Bryant, senior vice chairman and basic supervisor of the Consumer Computing Group at Intel Company. “From giving the world its first take a look at our upcoming Intel Core i9 Excessive Version processor to accelerating esports and the way forward for VR esports, we’re excited to be a part of one of many strongest PC gaming showcases at E3 lately.”

All of the Core X CPUs use the brand new X299 chipset (socket 2066), which boasts up to eight SATA three.zero ports, up to 10 USB three.zero ports, and, when utilizing CPUs with 10 cores or extra, 44 PCIe three.zero lanes. Make sure to examine our breakdown of the upcoming lineup and the way it’s positioned to compete with AMD’s Threadripper sequence.

The preliminary lineup popping out this month consists of two Kaby Lake-X processors — Core i5-7640X and Core i7-7740X — and three Skylake-X chips — Core i7-7800X, Core i7-7820X and Core i9-7900X.

  • $242: Core i5-7640X: 4C/4T, 4GHz-Four.2GHz, 6MB cache, 16 PCIe lanes
  • $339: Core i7-7740X: 4C/8T, Four.3GHz-Four.5GHz, 8MB cache, 16 PCIe lanes
  • $389: Core i7-7800X: 6C/12T, three.5GHz-4GHz, Eight.25MB cache, 28 PCIe lanes
  • $599: Core i7-7820X: 8C/16T, Four.3GHz-Four.5GHz, 11MB cache, 28 PCIe lanes
  • $999: Core i9-7900X: 10C/20T, Four.3GHz-Four.5GHz, 13.75MB cache, 44 PCIe lanes

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