Monster Intel 12-Core i9-7920X Leaked With Skylake-X And Kaby Lake-X Family Details

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We’ve been talking up Intel’s upcoming High-End Desktop (HEDT) processor family for the past few weeks. Each report has shed just a little bit more insight into Kaby Lake-X, Skylake-X and the X299 chipset that will support the processors. Today, we’re being presented with the motherlode of information on the six processors that Intel plans to announce later this month; four Skylake-X and two Kaby Lake-X processors.

The most potent of the bunch will be the Core i9-7920X (Skylake-X). That’s right, Intel is tossing the Core i7 branding aside to make way for a new tier of high-performance processors. The Core i9-7920X has 12 cores (24 threads) and 16.5MB of onboard L3 cache. It supports 44 PCIe lanes, but we unfortunately don’t have any word on clock speeds at this time.

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Moving down the line, there’s the Core i9-7900X, which has 10 cores (20 threads), 13.75MB of L3 cache and 44 PCIe lanes. The processor has a base frequency of 3.3GHz, and can reach 4.3GHz with Turbo 2.0 and 4.5GHz with Turbo 3.0.

The Core i9-7820X and Core i9-7800X have eight cores and six cores respectively, and see their PCIe lanes cut down to just 28.

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On the Kaby Lake-X side of things, we have the Core i7-7740K with 4 cores (8 threads), 8MB of L3 cache, 4.3GHz base clock and Turbo 2.0 frequency of 4.5GHz. The runt of the litter is the new Core i7-7640K with 4 cores (4 threads) and just 6MB of L3 cache.

Other reportedly confirmed specs for these new parts include supports for dual-channel DDR4-2666 on Kaby Lake-X (quad-channel for Skylake-X), 112W TDP for Kaby Lake-X, 160W TDP for Skylake-X and AVX-512 support for all Core i9 SKUs.

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We won’t have much longer before Intel officially outs these new processors, as the company is expected to reveal them on May 30th at Computex with availability coming some time in June.