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Intel announces Core X line of high-end processors

2017-05-30 10:45 by


Intel revealed today at Computex a whole new family of processors, called "Core X". These eighth generation Core processors offer a 30% performance improvement over the current seventh generation CPUs, according to Gregory Bryant, corporate vice president and general manager of the Client Computing Group at Intel Corporation.

Compared with Intel's four-core, seventh-generation Core i5 and Core i7 processors for mainstream users, the Core X-series is aimed at gamers who want to live-stream, and users running applications such as VR video editing, 3D modeling, and special-effects creation. However, the power has its price - the new chips will be in the price range $242 - $2000.

The X-Series will offer four- to 10-core chips, with Intel promising 12-, 14-, 16- and 18-core options in the future.

One of the processors in the Core X-series is the Intel Core i9. It is the world's first ever consumer desktop CPU with 18 cores and 36 threads. It is also the first ever teraflop desktop CPU, according to Intel.

All of the i9 chips feature base clock speeds of 3.3GHz, reaching up to 4.3GHz dual-core speeds with Turbo Boost 2.0 and 4.5GHz with Turbo Boost 3.0. And speaking of Turbo Boost 3.0, its performance has also been improved in the new Extreme Edition chips to increase both single and dual-core speeds.

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