Intel X-Series Processor Introduced

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
Intel X-Series Process - Digital Underground
For gamers Intel X-Series Processor introduces Intel’s best 4K gaming performance with support of two, three or four graphics cards.  Amazing single-threaded game play with the updated Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0.  You can game, stream, record and encode simultaneously without fear. Record your epic moments in the highest quality 4k encoding and post your highlights in stunning 4k resolution.  Sweetness!
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
X-Series Pricing?

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.

Intel X-Series Processor Pricing

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!


Rumored to be one of the most awful gamers in the western hemisphere, Thelget continues to awe the world with his noobness. Since the invent of the home computer he has found new ways to completely suck at any game he's gotten his hands on. Seriously, this guy sucks at gaming!

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