During its Computex 2018 presentation, Intel surprised everyone with its Intel Cascade Lake-X CPU with 28 cores and 56 threads running at 5 GHz across all cores. However, turns out that it was just a marketing stunt and according to Intel, it “forgot” to mention the CPU being overclocked due to the excitement.
Speaking with TomsHardware at Computex 2018, a company representative explained that “in the excitement of the moment,” the company merely “forgot” to mention that the 28 Core 5 GHz Cascade Lake-X CPU was overclocked.
He further added that with this 28 Core Intel processor they are not trying to target the gaming community.
This 28 Core Core-X HEDT Processor is based on the Xeon Platinum die and will be available for the already existing X299 platform.
Speaking of Intel processors, the 28 Core CPU wasn’t the only processor Intel revealed at Computex 2018 as Intel has also confirmed the Core i7-8086K Limited Edition for June 8 release.
The Intel Core i7-8086K limited edition CPU is the first CPU from Intel to feature 5 GHz boost clock for consumer level CPUs.
The Intel Core i7-8086K limited edition CPU is the first CPU from Intel to feature 5 GHz boost clock for consumer level CPUs. June 8 also marks the 40th anniversary for Intel’s most popular processor.
Furthermore, the i7-8086K Limited Edition will be compatible with 300-series chipset meaning if you have a Coffee-Lake system then all you need is the processor to replace your current 8th gen Coffee-Lake CPU.
What do you think of Intel “forgot” to mention the 28 Core CPU was overclocked at 5 GHz? Let us know in the comments.