Intel hasn’t released anything particularly exciting in a while now. The Intel i7 (code-named Kaby Lake) is currently the best processor in the market right now. The Intel Core i9 is taking over
However, it seems like the wait is going to be over soon. According to the recent leaks on Anandtech forum, The Intel corporation is apparently about to unveil a new lineup of desktop CPUs with a new high-end Core i9 CPU (Skylake-X) with 12 cores.
These processors would be based on the LGA-2066 architecture, and if valid, would create a strong lineup of high-end desktop CPUs. With 12 cores and a power consumption of 140W, this is likely going to be the most powerful CPU in the market.
According to the specs, the new Core i9 designation would refer to four different chips ranging from the Core i9-7800X up to the Core i9-7920X. These chips would have a minimum of six cores and 12 threads and would range in speed from a 3.5GHz base and 4.0GHz Turbo 2.0 up to an undisclosed maximum speed. Between 28 and 44 PCIe lanes would be supported and the Thermal Design Power(TDP) would run at a scorching 140 watts.
Skylake-X (Intel Core i9) Lineup and Specifications
|Intel||Code Translation (CT)||Clock Base||Clock Boost||L3 Cache||PCIe lanes||Architecture|
|Core i9 7920X||12 / 24||n/a||n/a||16,5 MB||44||Skylake-X|
|Core i9 7900X||10 / 20||3.3 GHz||4.3 GHz (Turbo 2.0) 4.5 GHz (Turbo 3.0)||13,75 MB||44||Skylake-X|
|Core i9 7820X||8 / 16||3.6 GHz||4.3 GHz (Turbo 2.0) 4.5 GHz (Turbo 3.0)||11 MB||28||Skylake-X|
|Core i9 7800X||6 / 12||3.5 GHz||4.0 GHz||8.25 MB||28||Skylake-X|
|Core i7 7740K||4 / 8||4.3 GHz||4.5 GHz||8 MB||16||Kaby Lake|
|Core i7 7640K||4 / 4||4.0 GHz||4.2 GHz||6 MB||16||
- L2 cache = 1MB (Skylake-X), 4x as much as Core i7-7700K
- Dual DDR4-2666 for Kaby Lake-X / Quad DDR4-2666 for Skylake-X
- 112W for Kaby Lake-X / up to 140W for Skylake-X
- Apparently all Core i9 parts support AVX-512 (TBC) (Note: AVX–512 are 512-bit extensions to the 256-bit Advanced Vector Extensions SIMD instructions for x86 instruction set architecture (ISA) proposed by Intel
- Launch in June, except 7920X (August)