Post updated October 8th, 2019 at 11:55 am
After several leaks of its Core X-Series HEDT CPU appearing online, Intel seems to have thrown in the towel at keeping any and all information about it out of the spotlight. On that note, the semiconductor maker has decided to let the cat out of the bag and release the official details for all four of its next-generation Core i9 HEDT CPUs.
The four Core i9 processors include the Core i9-10900X, Core i9-10920X, Core i9-10940X, and sitting pretty at the top of the mountain is the Core i9-10980XE Extreme Edition. In terms of clockspeeds, base clockspeeds begin from 3.0GHz, with the Core i9-10980XE possessing the highest boost clockspeed at 4.8GHz.
Naturally, the number of cores in each HEDT CPU differs from one another. At the lowest rank, the Core i9-10900X features a 10-core, 20-thread layout, the Core i9-10920X with 12-core, 24-thread, the Core i9-10940X with 14-cores, 28-threads, and finally, the Core i9-10980XE with a whooping 18-cores, 36-threads.
The new HEDT CPUs also have L3 Caches starting from 19.25MB, all the way up to 24.75MB. More importantly, they all have a total of 72 PCIe 3.0 lanes, making them some of the most suitable processors for extreme productivity and high-performance computing. And of course, all four CPUs are unlocked and overclockable.
Moving on the four 10th generation CPUs have a TDP of 165W, as well as support for four-channel DDR4 memory at frequencies of 2933MHz. Like its predecessors, the four CPUs carry support for Intel’s Optane memory.
Pricing for the four Intel Core X-Series CPUs areas listed below:
- Core i9-10900X – US$590 (~RM2473)
- Core i9-10920X – US$689 (~RM2889)
- Core i9-10940X – US$784 (~RM3287)
- Core i9-10980XE Extreme Edition – US$979 (~RM4105)
Intel says that its new HEDT Core X-Series processors will be available from November onwards, but did not specify an exact launch date.