Great news, PC enthusiasts and Intel fans: the blue company has just announced the specifications of its lineup of 12- to 18-core Core X-series of processors. More specifically, Intel has revealed the specifications of the Core i9-7920X, Core i9-7940X, Core i9-7960X, and the Core i9-7980XE CPUs.
For those who are unaware: Intel first debuted all four of the aforementioned Core X-series processors a few months ago, during Computex 2017. Oddly, aside from revealing their names, core count and pricing, key specifications of all four Skylake-X processors were not listed – until now.
Intel’s only 12-core offering under its new Core X lineup is the Core i9-7920X. This processor comes with clock speeds of 2.9GHz (base) and up to 4.4GHz (Turbo Boost 3.0). In addition, the Core i9-7920X also features 16.5MB of L3 cache; supports up to 44 PCIe lanes and quad-channel memory; as well as a TDP rating of 140W.
Next up is the 14-core Intel Core i9-7940X CPU. It features base and boost clock speeds of 3.1GHz and 4.4GHz respectively. This CPU boasts 19.25MB of L3 cache; 44 PCIe lanes and quad-channel memory support; along with a TDP rating of 165W. Meanwhile, Intel’s 16-core Core i9-7960X has a lower base clock of 2.8GHz and a Turbo Boost 3.0 frequency of 4.4GHz. Other specifications of this CPU remains the same as the Core i9-7940X – aside from having a L3 cache capacity of 22MB.
Finally, we have the 18-core monster called the Intel Core i9-7980XE (XE stands for Extreme Edition). This processor comes with clock speeds of 2.6GHz (base) and 4.4GHz (boost). In addition, the Core i9-7980XE also features 24.75MB of L3 cache, 44 PCIe 3.0 lanes, and a TDP rating of 165W.
Intel’s Core i9-7920X will be made available starting 28 August, while the Core i9-7940X, Core i9-7960X, and Core i9-7980XE will be available from 25 September.