Intel releases the full Core-X Series line up along with its specifications for the 12- to 18-core processors: Intel Core i9-7920X, Intel Core i9-7940X, Intel Core i9-7960X and the Extreme Edition Intel Core i9-7980XE processors. The Intel Core X-series processor family is Intel’s latest high-end desktop platform offering designed to deliver the performance that meets extreme computing demands for content creation, gaming, overclocking and virtual reality (VR). Watch Intel Core-X Series introduction video below.
The new Core X-series processor family is the ultimate platform for content creators and gamers. Multitasking becomes extreme mega-tasking with simultaneous, compute-intensive, multithreaded workloads aligned in purpose, powered by up to 18 cores and 36 threads. With up to 68 PCIe 3.0 lanes on the platform, people have the ability to expand their systems with fast SSDs, up to four discrete GFX cards and ultrafast Thunderbolt 3 solutions.
Content creators can expect up to 20% better performance for VR content creation and up to 30% faster 4K video editing over the previous generation. This means less time waiting and more time designing new worlds and experiences. Gamers and enthusiasts will experience up to 30% faster extreme mega-tasking for gaming over the previous generation.
Availability and Pricing
See pricing information on the SKU table above. The 12-core Intel Core X-series processor will be available starting on Aug. 28, and 14- to 18-core Intel Core X-series processors will be available starting Sept. 25. The 4- to 10-core Intel Core X-series processors are already on shelves and available at multiple retailers, along with more than 200 Intel X299 Chipset motherboards.