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Intel is rumored to be releasing another Core i9 Extreme processor, though the new SKU, if it does in fact exist, is a bit of an oddity. For one thing, the upcoming Core i9-9990XE will not be sold through retail channels, and will instead only be made available to system integrators through a closed auction, according to the rumor. That is a bit unusual in and of itself—even the limited edition Core i7-8086K commemorating the 40th anniversary of the 8086 processor that kick started the x86 era is a retail chip. It's not clear why Intel would make the Core i9-9990XE an exclusive part that is presumably tough to obtain, though it probably has to do with the special binning. On the topic of... Read more...
While is nothing is yet official, Intel is expected to announce several new processors later today, and rumor has it a beastly Core i9-9980XE with 18 physical cores and 36 threads will be among them. The new chip is said to be part of Intel's next generation Core-X high-end desktop (HEDT) series and a refresh of Basin Falls. Rumor has it this launch will coincide with new 9th generation Core processors for the mainstream market. The latter is expected to include up to 8-core processor offerings, including the Core i7-9700K and Core i9-9900K. Typically there is a waiting period for new HEDT parts to come out, but last minute leaks hold true, today will be an exception. Intel is said to be launching... Read more...
Apparently this is the season of leaked slides, at least for Intel, which seems to having trouble keeping inside information under wraps. Earlier today we told you about some upcoming NUC models based on Kaby Lake and Apollo Lake, and now a new batch of internal slides reveals some interesting things about Intel's forthcoming Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X processors, both slated for release in the third quarter of 2017.This isn't the first we've heard of Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X, which are aimed at enthusiasts but no longer bearing the "E" extension. What's new and interesting about these high-end parts is even though they're based on different architectures, they may end up being supported by the... Read more...