According to the leaked information, Intel will offer a top-end 12-core Core i9-7920X, with 24 threads and 16.5MB of L3 cache, with 44 PCIe 3.0 lanes. At stake will be the highly lucrative high-end PC gaming chip market. The products can be made available by the end of June. Sure, I could scamper over to an X99 configuration, but at this point it makes more sense to see what Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X bring to the table.
The new Core i9 chips all feature hyperthreading, and offer 1Mb of dedicated L2 cache, which is four times that on the Core i7-7700K.
Word from the CPU grapevine is that Intel is turning up the dial another notch on its processors, with the introduction of Core i9 models as a new high-end option.
A distorted leaked image posted by an AnandTech forum member reveals details about the upcoming Core-i9 based on the Skylake-X architecture.
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Core i7-7740K: 4 cores, 8 threads, 4.3GHz base, 4.5GHz Turbo, no Turbo Boost 3.0, 8MB L3, 16 lanes of PCIe 3.0. It will clock at 4.0 GHz normally and 4.2 GHz when boosted. Some leaks say they could go up to 160W, which is a bit worrisome without some serious cooling mechanism.
Next up there is the i9-7820X, an octa-core processor with threads that double its core count, 11 MB of cache, the same PCIe lanes as the 7800-X, and the same RAM configuration as the rest of the lineup. The full 4.5GHz clocks on these Core i9 beasts might be scary good. Its clock starts ticking at 4.3 GHz and it stops at 4.5 GHz after overclock. This chip was benchmarked against Intel's 10C/20T offering in the Core i9-7900X with its 3.3/4.0GHz base/boost clocks with 13.75MB of L3 cache, and the same PCIe lanes and TDP. Base clock on this CPU is 3.3 GHz and it supports Turbo 2.0 and Turbo 3.0, taking performance to a maximum 4.5 GHz.
The new CPUs, whatever specifications they eventually turn out to offer, will be up against stiff competition from AMD's newly announced Ryzen range, which have boasted performance competitive with Intel on multi-core and multi-threaded applications. Hours after the Core i9 leak, details about a challenger processor came out. Of those, only the 7920X's base and boost clocks aren't immediately known based on this morning's benchmarks.
COMPUTEX Taipei takes place this year from May 30 to June 3, and Intel is rumored to unveil the new processor series at the event with availability following that same month.