The New Intel® Core™ X-series Processor Family – Featuring the Intel® Core™ i9 Extreme Edition Processor

Extreme Platform for Gaming and Content Creation

Creating rich, immersive experiences and bringing them to life takes a lot of compute power. Creators, gamers and enthusiasts have an insatiable demand for more power, more performance and more capability that lets them focus on what they want to do, not on whether their computer is up to the task. Intel is committed to continue giving them that extreme platform.  

 

Introducing the new Intel® Core™ X-series processor family: Intel’s most scalable, accessible and powerful desktop platform ever. Ranging from 4 to 18 cores, it offers unprecedented scalability. With price points to match, there is an Intel Core X-series processor that is sure to meet the needs for the widest range of enthusiast customers ever.  

 

We’re also introducing the entirely new Intel Core i9 processor brand, representing Intel’s highest performance for advanced gaming, VR and content creation. At the top of the lineup is the new Intel Core i9 Extreme Edition processor – the first consumer desktop CPU with 18 cores and 36 threads of power.

 

Select SKUs of the Intel Core X-series processor family brings extreme performance to enthusiasts with Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 creating new levels of single-threaded and dual-threaded performance. The Intel Core X-series processor family also delivers the first teraflop desktop CPU from Intel. And install Intel® Optane™ memory, a smart system accelerator to improve system responsiveness with large storage drives. Intel Core X-series processors use more cores and more threads to do more simultaneous workloads, like extreme mega-tasking (game + stream + record + encode). For our enthusiasts, we have new overclocking features including Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 512 ratio offset, memory controller trim voltage control, and PEG/DMI overclocking to get more performance.   

 

Extreme Performance for Single-Thread and Multithread Computing

  • Up to 15 percent faster multithread performance1 over previous generation
  • Up to 15 percent faster single-thread performance2 over previous generation
  • Massive 36-thread performance and quad-channel memory for content creation and extreme mega-tasking
  • Up to 68 lanes of PCIe 3.0 on the platform to expand your system with fast SSDs, multiple discrete graphics cards and ultrafast Thunderbolt™ 3 technology

 

Key Features:

  • New! Intel Core i9 Extreme Edition processor featuring 18 cores and 36 threads
  • New! Intel’s most scalable high-end desktop platform ever with 18, 16, 14, 12, 10, 8, 6, and 4core options
  • New! Intel X299 chipset with improved I/O capabilities
  • New! LGA 2066 socket for Intel Core X-series processor family
  • New! Additional system performance and amazing responsiveness with Intel® Optane™ memory support
  • Improved Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 (select SKUs) for up to 2-core/4-thread workloads
  • Up to 44 lanes of PCIe 3.0 directly connected to the CPU, with up to 24 connected to the PCH
  • Up to 4 channel DDR4-2666 memory support, support for the Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (Intel® XMP) specification, revision 2.0 for DDR4
  • Fully unlocked for performance tuning
  • Rebalanced smart cache hierarchy
  • Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology

 

Availability

  • Systems and boxed processors are available at launch via online retail and through channel partners in all geographies.

 

Family Lineup

  • Scalability with 18, 16, 14, 12, 10, 8, 6, and 4 cores.

 

Core i9 Processors

Processor Name Intel® Core™ i9-

7980XE X-series processor

 

Intel® Core™ i9-

7960X X-series processor

 

Intel® Core™ i9-

7940X X-series processor

Intel® Core™ i9-

7920X X- series processor

Intel® Core™ i9-

7900X X-series processor

Cores/ Threads 18/3616/3214/2812/2410/20
Base Clock Speed (GHz) 2.62.83.12.93.3
Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0EnabledEnabledEnabledEnabledEnabled
Intel® Turbo Boost

Max Technology 3.0 Frequency (GHz)

Up to 4.4Up to 4.4Up to 4.4Up to 4.4Up to 4.5
L3 Cache 24.75MB22MB19.25MB16.5MB13.75MB
Memory Support 4 channels DDR4-26664 channels DDR4-26664 channels DDR4-26664 channels DDR4-26664 channels DDR4-2666
PCIE Lanes off CPU4444444444
TDP 165W165W165W140W140W
Socket (LGA) 20662066206620662066
1KU Pricing $1,999$1,699$1,399$1,199$999

 

 

 Core i7 & i5 Processors

  

Processor Name Intel® Core™ i7-

7820X X-series processor

Intel® Core™ i7-

7800X X-series processor

 

Intel® Core™ i7-

7740X X-series processor

 

 

Intel® Core™ i5-

7640X X-series processor

 

Cores/ Threads 8/166/124/84/4
Base Clock Speed (GHz) 3.63.54.34
Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0EnabledEnabledEnabledEnabled
Intel® Turbo Boost Max

Technology 3.0 Frequency (GHz)

Up to 4.5N/AN/AN/A
L3 Cache 11MB8.25MB8MB6MB
Memory Support 4 channels DDR426664 channels DDR424002 channels DDR426662 channels DDR42666
PCIE Lanes off CPU28281616
TDP 140W140W112W112W
Socket (LGA) 2066206620662066
1KU Pricing $599 $389 $339 $242 

 

 

 

                 

Intel® X299 Chipset: Unprecedented System Performance and Scalability

Intel is also introducing the new Intel® X299 chipset with improved I/O capabilities, providing the ultimate in flexibility – supporting 30 total high-speed I/O lanes, up to three Intel® Rapid Storage Technology PCIe 3.0 x4 storage support, and support for Intel® Ethernet Connection I219 (Jacksonville

LAN PHY). The Intel X299 chipset also provides the ultimate in scalability with the new LGA 2066 socket

– compatible with all new Intel Core X-series processors (4C–18C). For increased system responsiveness, the Intel X299 chipset is Intel Optane memory ready and provides faster throughput times with DMI 3.0.  

 

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