Intel introduced the new Intel® Core™ X-series processor family on May 30, 2017. The Intel X-Series processor is their most scalable, accessible and powerful desktop platform ever, it includes the new Intel® Core™ i9 processor brand and the Intel® Core™ i9 Extreme Edition processor – the first consumer desktop CPU with 18 cores and 36 threads of power. The company also introduced the Intel® X299, which adds even more I/O and overclocking capabilities.
NEW and improved Intel® Core™ X-series processors for extreme enthusiasts
- Introducing the first Intel® Core™ Extreme Edition processor with 18 cores
- Most scalable high-end desktop platform ever with options for 18, 16, 14, 12, 10, 8, 6 and 4 cores
- Updated Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0
- Rebalanced smart cache hierarchy
- Intel Core® X-series™ processor on new LGA 2066 socket
- Intel® X299 chipset with improved I/O capabilities
EXTREME performance for single-thread and multithread computing
- Up to 10 percent faster multithread performance than previous generation
- Up to 15 percent faster single-thread performance than previous generation
- Massive 36-thread performance and quad-channel memory for content creation and
- extreme megatasking
ULTIMATE platform for gaming, VR, content creation and overclocking
- Up to 44 lanes of PCIe 3.0 directly connected to the CPU, so systems can be expanded with fast SSDs, multiple discrete graphics cards, and ultrafast Thunderbolt™ 3 technology
- Additional system performance and amazing responsiveness with Intel® Optane™ memory and Intel® Optane™ SSDs
- Fully unlocked processors deliver tuning flexibility for additional performance headroom
Did You Say Overclocking?
New overclocking features:
- Intel® Advanced Vector Extension-512 (AVX-512) ratio offset
- Memory controller trim voltage control
- PEG/DMI overclocking
Continued support for:
- Per-core overclocking
- Per-core voltage
- Enhanced memory overclocking
Remember that new gaming laptop you were thinking about picking up? Well, you may want to put that on-hold if you want to upgrade to the latest i9 processor for your gaming rig.
Definitely a big year in the CPU market with the introduction of the AMD Ryzen™ processor and now the Intel X-Series to liven things up. Time to start saving for Christmas gamers!