Intel Core i9-10920X 12-Core Cascade Lake-X CPU Leaks As AMD Plots November Threadripper Assault

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With the launch of Cascade Lake-X just days away, we're starting to see a few more leaks regarding Intel’s upcoming Core-X HEDT processor family. As you all know by now, Cascade Lake-X is still built on 14nm++ process tech, since Intel has only rolled out 10nm in limited quantities for its Ice Lake-U mobile processors.

With that being said, we are confident that there will be at least four members in this new Cascade Lake-X family, which you'll find listed below:

  • Core i9-10900X (10-core/20-thread)
  • Core i9-10920X (12-core/24-thread)
  • Core i9-10940X (14-core, 28-thread)
  • Core i9-10980XE (18-core/36-thread)

So far, we've seen benchmarks leaks for both the Core i9-10900X and the flagship Core i9-10980XE. Today, it's time for the 12-core/24-thread Core i9-10920X to make its benchmark debut. Thanks to momomo_us via Twitter, we now have benchmarks for the processor, which has shown up on Geekbench (ver 4.3.0). Geekbench shows a base clock of 2.77GHz and a boost clock of 3.8GHz. However, momomo_us indicates that the base clock will actually be 3.5GHz.

Core i9 10920X geekbench

The single-core and multi-core benchmarks of 5,339 and 44,046 respectively are largely in line with what we've seen so far with the Core i9-10900X (5,204 / 39,717) and Core i9-10980XE (5,381 / 51,514).

According to a recent EEC leak of motherboards from Gigabyte, the new Cascade Lake-X processors will be backed by a new Intel X299X chipset. Gigabyte reportedly has the following motherboards lined up for launch: X299X Aorus Master, X299X Aorus Xtreme Waterforce, X299X Designare EX, and X299X Designare EX-10G.

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Interestingly, there could be a monkey wrench thrown into Intel's plans for HEDT dominance thanks to AMD's upcoming Zen 2-based third-generation Ryzen Threadripper processors. AMD told us last week that its new Threadripper processors will begin shipping in November, which won't give Intel much time for bragging rights. At least initially, the family will be available with up to 24-core/48-configurations, but we've already seen benchmark leaks for 32-core/64-thread processors that will be multi-threaded performance beasts.

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