AMD is getting a lot of attention mainly due to the economical yet powerful AMD Ryzen 7 1800X that features 8-cores and 16-threads. Intel might be trying to get back in the game with the new Intel Core i9 CPUs. This is not something new and we have been getting rumors about this for some time now. A presentation has leaked which confirmed the existence of such a series of CPUs.
It is not surprising that the Intel Core i9 CPUs feature 12-cores and 24-threads as we have been hearing about the next AMD Ryzen CPUs to have the same specs as well. So Intel is indeed trying to get back in the game, in time. The Intel Core i9 CPUs are reported to be coming out in August, this is the same time when you can expect to see the enthusiast-grade CPUs to come out as well.
The Enthusiast-grade CPUs include the Skylake-X as well as the Kaby Lake-X CPUs that will worth together with the upcoming X299 chipset. This new chipset will come with some new improvement which we have talked about in the past, so check out that article if you are interested in finding out more about the upcoming platform.
Skylake-X will be for the high-end market and will feature a higher core count while the Kaby Lake-X series of CPU will be for the mid-range market and will feature fewer cores as compared to the Skaylake-X counterparts.
The Core i9-7920X processor is expected to be the top of the line model in the series and will feature 44 PCIe lanes. This will be followed by the i9-7800, which will have 28 lanes. The 7700 and the 7600 will have up to 16 lanes. The new CPUs will have a feature called Turbo Clock 3.0, this will allow the CPUs to reach higher frequencies than what we have seen in the past.
Let us know what you think about the Intel Core i9 CPUs and whether or not this is something that you might be interested in.