In the follow-up to Intel SKylake-X CPUs launch, Intel noted that Core i9-7800X and multi-core chips will feature Two AVX-512 Units with Core i7 in the Skylake-X CPU family will feature only one. However, now Intel has clarified that all Intel Skylake-X CPUs will feature Two AVX-512 Units.
This will come as a relief to PC enthusiasts as before this, if anyone wanted full AVX-512 capabilities had to buy a 10 core or higher CPU and with the clarification from Intel itself, things will be easier for everyone and those who already own an i7 from Skylake-X family will take full advantage of AVX-512 capabilities.
While it is a good step from Microsoft that it has clarified the confusion, however, those who wanted full AVX-512 capabilities had to buy the expensive high-end processors whether or not they had a need for it not since the launch of Intel Skylake-X CPUs till now. Meaning many had to buy expensive CPUs, going over budget, just to get full AVX-512 capabilities in the processor.
This is a big marketing blunder from Intel itself whether or not it was done on purpose to sell its most expensive CPUs in the SKylake-X series is another debate but, such false statements have potentially cost many consumers a lot of money which they didn’t need to spend because of one false marketing statement from Intel.
Speaking of Intel processors, a Core i9-8950HK has been spotted inside an unreleased MSI Laptop. According to the specs, this mobile processor will feature 6 cores with 12 threads and not only that, the processor itself will be unlocked.
Meaning users will be able to overclock it which also hints that the cooling solution will be very good. Furthermore, the processor will have a base clock of 2.9 GHz and 3.9 GHz with the turbo.
Also, with the discovery of Spectre and Meltdown security flaws, Intel is in a tough spot, however, the company has promised hardware fix for Spectre and Meltdown for its upcoming line of processors.
According to Intel CEO Brian Krzanich, the company is working on a hardware fix for its next line of processors that will be available in 2019.
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