Intel Core i9-7980XE 18-Core Processor Coming To Crush AMD Threadripper

We all knew that Intel was coming  out with Skylake-X Processors, but did you know that there were going to be available in new 12-core, 14-core, 16-core and 18-core configurations? According to a leak over at VideoCardz, the upcoming Intel Core i9 X-Series processor family for the Intel X299 platform are going to be monsters with high core counts, up to 44 lanes of PCIe off the CPU and updated Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0.

Intel Skylake X

The flagship part will be the Intel Core i9-7980XE with 18-cores and 36-threads, but clock speeds, pricing and launch date are all unknown. It looks like the TDP on the Intel Skylake-X processors will be up to 165W TDP, which is actually pretty impressive for an 18-core processor. Intel will also be offering Kaby Lake-X processors for this platform according to the leaked information, so that means the Intel X299 platform will support your source of 4 to 18 processing cores!

UNCONFIRMED Intel Core-X Series Specifications
Processor Cores/ Threads L3 Cache PCIe Lanes Base Clock Turbo Clock 2.0 Turbo Clock 3.0 Launch
Core i9-7980XE
18C/36T
TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
Core i9-7960X
16C/32T
TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
Core i9-7940X
14C/28T
TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
Core i9-7920X
12C/24T
16.5 MB
44
TBD TBD TBD August
Core i9-7900X
10C/20T
13.75 MB
44
3.3 GHz
4.3 GHz
4.5 GHz
June
Core i9-7820X
8C/16T
11 MB
28
3.6 GHz
4.3 GHz
4.5 GHz
June
Core i9-7800X
6C/12T
8.25 MB
28
3.5 GHz
4.0 GHz
June
Core i7-7740K
4C/8T
8 MB
16
4.3 GHz
4.5 GHz
June
Core i5-7640K
4C/4T
6 MB
16
4.0 GHz
4.2 GHz
June

The new X-Series processors also come with new pretty packaging!

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