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UPDATE: Intel Reportedly Killing Its High-End Extreme Edition CPU Brand, What Is Intel Planning?

[UPDATE]: A representative from Intel has reached out us and has clarified that there are no changes planned for the Intel Extreme Edition CPU Brand.

There is no change to the branding of the Intel Core Extreme Edition processor and Intel Core X-series processor family.

Intel has a vast CPU portfolio that ranges from mobile CPUs, Desktop CPUs and all way to high-end enthusiast level CPUs. However, Intel already is facing problems in the market with Spectre and meltdown exploits and competition with AMD Ryzen. Now, Intel reportedly killing its high-end Extreme Edition CPU brand.

The Extreme Edition CPU brand features the best of the CPUs that Intel has to offer that doesn’t compromise on performance and reportedly Intel is planning to end it.

This is according to Francois Piednoel, former principal Engineer and Performance Architect at Intel, who took it Twitter and revealed that Intel is planning to kill its high-end Extreme Edition CPU Brand. He also noted that it will a big mistake on Intel’s part.

The reason why it would be a mistake for Intel to kill its high-end Extreme Edition CPU brand is that Extreme Edition brand has been an important part of Intel’s dominance in the CPU market.

As for the reason behind Intel killing it might be related to the rise of AMD Ryzen with the help of its Zen architecture that has taken the CPU market by storm with competitive prices and better performance.

However, Intel will not just simply kill its one of the most famous brands in the CPU market. We speculate that Intel might be bringing a new high-end enthusiast level CPU brand in the market to replace the Extreme Edition.

Maybe Intel is trying to reinvent its high-end CPU brand under a new name and new architecture. But, this is just speculation until Intel says something about it so take it with a grain of salt.

Speaking of Intel CPUs, the company recently revealed its 9th-gen Coffee Lake CPUs in its official documents.

However, shortly after that, Intel accidentally revealed the specs 9th-gen Coffee Lake CPUs which include:

  • Intel Core i5-9600K
  • Intel Core i5-9600
  • Intel Core i5-9500
  • Intel Core i5-9400
  • Intel Core i5-9400T
  • Intel Core i3-9000
  • Intel Core i3-9100

Not only that, a couple of Intel Whiskey Lake-U CPU have also leaked online. The leaked Intel Whiskey Lake-U CPUs are Core i5-8265U and Core i7-8565U.

As we mentioned earlier that AMD Ryzen has taken the CPU market by storm and has become a force to be reckoned with.

However, according to gaming benchmarks for Ryzen 7 2700X vs Core i7-8700K, Intel still holds a bit of an advantage as in most games Intel Core i7-8700K managed to stay ahead of its competition.

What do you think of Intel killing its Extreme Edition Brand? Should Intel just let it go? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Source: Twitter