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Plenty of people have been spilling the beans on the AMD's second generation Ryzen Threadripper processors before they are officially launched, including at times AMD itself, which has been teasing a beastly 32-core/64-thread SKU since Computex. AMD France just took it a step further, however, by indicating how much faster its 32-core Threadripper 2990WX is compared to Intel's Core i9-7980XE in Cinebench R15. "The Intel Core i9-7980XE earned 3,335.2 points on average in the benchmark, while the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX achieved 5,099.3 on average, or 5,099.3 / 3,335.2 = 153 percent) 53 percent faster than the Intel Core i9-7980XE, AMD France stated. AMD France is billing the Threadripper... Read more...
In case you missed it yesterday, Marco brought you an excellent review of Intel’s new Skylake-X based Core i9-7960X and Core i9-7980XE HEDT processors. Boasting 16 and 18 cores respectively, these enthusiast-class processors can process up to 36 threads and are aimed at mega-taskers. The 7960X and 7980XE feature base clocks of 3.8GHz and 3.6GHz respectively, and we were able to push them to 3.9GHz and 4.1GHz respectively (across all cores) in our testing using air cooling. However, those results pale in comparison to what famed overclocker Vince “K|NGP|N” Lucido was able to achieve with an 7980XE, an EVGA X299 DARK motherboard and an EVGA SuperNOVA 1600 T2 Power Supply. Oh, and we should add... Read more...
The Core i9-7980XE sits atop Intel's new line of high end desktop processors (HEDT) and is a monster chip with beastly specs. It is also the most expensive CPU in Intel's Core X-series, which consists of both Kaby Lake-X and Skylake-X SKUs. Priced at $2,000 (MSRP), the Core i9-7980XE is not for the faint of wallet or purse. It is a tough sell when AMD's Threadripper CPUs seemingly offer a better bang-for-buck, though if someone is looking to justify splurging on Intel's flagship offering, a new set of benchmarks might do the trick. We will get to those benchmarks in a moment, but first let us recap the Core i9-7980XE's specs. This thing wields a whopping 18 cores and 36 threads. It has a relatively... Read more...
There is a certain audacity to owning an 18-core, 36-thread processor such as Intel's flagship Core i9-7980XE Extreme Edition, and then overclocking it. Goosing the CPU's clockspeed is hardly needed when there is so much raw compute power underneath the heatspreader. Then again, why not put the pedal to the metal? That is what an overclocker on a Korean-language web forum did, and then he posted some benchmarks to boot. We will get to the overclock and subsequent benchmarks in a moment, but first let's recap some details about this processor. The Core i9-7980XE is based on Intel's high-end desktop (HEDT) Skylake-X architecture. It sits at the top of the heap of Intel's Core X series, which also... Read more...
After the full Core-X lineup was leaked late last month, Intel has officially confirmed the details surrounding the remaining processors in the family. We should mention that there aren’t any new surprises here with regards to specs, but you will want to keep an eye on the availability dates. The three remaining pieces to the Skylake-X puzzle are the Core i9-7940X, Core i9-7960X and Core i9-7980XE, which are 14-, 16- and 18-core processors respectively. While Intel had revealed pricing for all three processors when the Core X-Series was officially announced in May, final specs weren’t available at the time. Intel today confirmed that the Core i9-7940X will have a base clock of 3.1GHz, Turbo Boost... Read more...
Like a slow running faucet, detailed specifications for Intel's highest tier Core X-series processors—all of which are Skylake-X CPUs—have been slowly revealed one drip at a time. Last week, for example, Intel updated its Core X-series processor chart with clockspeeds for its Core i9-7920X. That still left us in the dark about the three remaining CPUs that sit above it, though a new leak may have divulged those details.The leak comes in the form of a photograph of Intel's Core X-series processor chart that has been fully fleshed out with core counts, threads, clockspeeds, L3 cache, PCIe 3.0 lanes, TPD, and various other details. We are not willing to say it is definitely legitimate, but at the... Read more...
Intel announced its Core X-Series Kaby Lake-X and Skylake-X processors along with the requisite X299 chipset in late May at Computex. While Intel provided pricing for all of the processors, and specs for all but the top four SKUs, the company was mum on availability — until now. Intel has provided the following official rollout schedule for all processors in the Core X-Series: Core i5-7640X (4 cores), i7-7740X (4 cores), i7-7800X (6 cores), i7-7820X (8 cores) and i9-7900X (10 cores) will be available for pre-order June 19thThe above processors will ship one week later on June 26thThe 12-core Core i9-7920X will ship in AugustThe Core i9-7940X (14 cores), Core i9-7960X (16 cores) and Core i9-7980XE... Read more...
Intel unleashed some serious multi-core madness this past Tuesday with the announcement of its new Core X-Series. Based on the company’s 14nm+ manufacturing process, the Core X-Series is comprised of nine SKUs, ranging from the Kaby Lake-X based Core i7-7640X at the entry-level to the Skylake-X based Core i9-7980XE at the high-end. Unfortunately, we’re hearing some not-so-good news about the latter processor for those that have $1,999 to blow. A representative for ASUS provided this statement when asked about the usefulness of obtaining an 18-core processor at the enthusiast level: The 18-core CPUs are not scheduled until later this year. Won't have them for a while. Either way, unless you're... Read more...