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Intel earlier this week officially announced its new Cascade Lake-X family of HEDT processors that will be marketed under the Core-X brand. The processors are built on the tried and true 14nm++ manufacturing process and will be going head-to-head with AMD's second-generation Ryzen Threadripper processors (at least initially), and will face even tougher competition once third-generation Threadripper parts arrive in November. The four new Cascade Lake-X processors in the family include: Core i9-10980XE (18-cores/36-threads): $979 Core i9-10940X (14-cores/28-threads):  $784 Core i9-10920X (12-cores/24-threads):  $689 Core i9-10900X (10-cores/20-threads):  $590... Read more...
Intel wasn't kidding when it said that the new Cascade Lake-X processors (the foundation of the upcoming Core-X family) would offer anywhere from a 1.74x to 2.09x uplift in performance per dollar compared to their Skylake-X predecessors. Intel is slashing prices by roughly 50 percent with its upcoming Cascade Lake-X processors, putting its chips on more equal footing with AMD's second-generation Ryzen Threadripper processors. For starters, the top dog in Intel's HEDT product stack, the Core i9-10980XE will now be priced at $979. To put this in perspective, the Core i9-9990XE carries an MSRP of $1,979. Given what we heard from Intel in a "leaked" memo about the threat... Read more...
For people that like to carry a thin-and-light notebook around with them, but might on occasion need some extra graphics horsepower either for games or professional work, external GPU enclosures are a blessing. Rather than be limited by a meager Intel IGP, for example, you can toss in a GeForce RTX 2080 Ti into an enclosure to instantly boost your GPU capabilities. Razer announced today that is launching the new Core X Chroma external GPU enclosure. At first glance, the most noticeable change over the standard Core X is the addition of Razer Chroma RGB lighting in the lower front of the enclosure and internally. In addition, the 650-watt power supply has given way to an uprated 700-watt... Read more...
In case you haven't noticed, we are in the midst of a core war, with the enthusiast segment serving as the primary battlefield. It's within the high-end desktop (HEDT) space that AMD and Intel like to flash their biggest and baddest guns, known as Threadripper and Core-X, respectively. With regards to the latter, it's rumored that Intel will introduce a Z399 chipset for its next round of HEDT chips. Z399 would supplant X299 for whatever Intel has on tap after Skylake-X. That's a bit confusing, though perhaps unavoidable at this point since the chipset space has become somewhat of a convoluted mess. The reason Intel is said to be considering Z399 instead of X399 is because AMD has already staked... Read more...
If you've shopped for a custom built gaming desktops recently, you might have come across a company called Xidax, a relative newcomer to the boutique building scene. Xidax launched online in 2013, right in the midst of a resurgence in PC gaming. To some, it may have seemed downright crazy at the time to enter a market that had previously chewed up and spit out other players (does anyone remember Hypersonic?). But Xidax forged ahead anyway in hopes of rising in the ranks of brand recognition. Xidax is not quite there yet among the more established brands, though it is definitely more recognizable today than it was even just two years ago, let alone when it first arrived on the scene. Even then,... Read more...
Dell has gone and abducted Intel's Core-X series processors for its enthusiast Alienware division, affording gamers the opportunity to spec out a beastly system built around some of the fastest and best performing CPUs on the planet. Gamers also now face the choice of running with Intel and one of its Core-X processors based on Skylake-X, or AMD and its top-shelf Threadripper 1950X or 1920 CPUs, all of which are now configurable in an Alienware Area-51. We spent some hands on time with the Alienware Area-51 Threadripper Edition with a 1950X nestled inside and can attest that it is a blazing fast machine. Pricing for one of those starts at $3,200, or $2,700 if you are willing to roll with a Threadripper... Read more...
When it comes to the high-end desktop market (HEDT), the gloves are coming off. Both Intel and AMD are ready to duke it out, with the former offering processors with up to 18 cores and 36 threads, while the latter is countering with up to 16 cores and 32 threads. Up until this point, the most potent member of Intel’s Core X-Series that has been released to the public has been the Core i9-7900X, but the next chip on deck is the Core i9-7920X. Luckily for us, that exact chip has made its way over to Geekbench, giving us a preliminary look at what kind of performance is possible from this 12-core, 24-thread beast. The benchmark confirms the 2.9GHz base clock for the chip, and Intel has already told... Read more...
Preorders are currently underway for Intel’s new Core X-Series processors, which range from the quad-core, quad-thread Core i5-7640X ($242) to the 8-core, 36-thread Core i9-7980XE ($1,999). These new Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X processors require a brand-new chipset, the X299, and motherboard manufacturers have responded by providing a number of new offerings hitting multiple price points. Luckily, we’ve got a quick roundup of new X299 motherboards from EVGA, Gigabyte and MSI to get you started on your search for the perfect companion for your new Core X processor. ASUS ASUS has a total of seven X299 boards at its disposal, with the Republic of Gamers (ROG) lineup leading the way: ASUS ROG Rampage... 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...
We’ve heard rumors regarding Intel’s upcoming Kaby Lake-X and Skylake-X processors for the past few months, but today it's finally time for the official roll-out of these new flagship Intel CPUs. We were no doubt impressed by the initial specs that leaked (especially over the past week), but the final product may actually be a bit more impressive than we initially thought.Intel bills these new Core i5 X-Series, Core i7 X-Series, Core i9 X-Series, and Core i9 Extreme Edition processors as its “Most Powerful, Most Scalable” desktop processors to date. We’ve known for a few weeks now that Intel would surpass the current Core i7 line-up with a new Core i9 designation, but today we’re learning that... Read more...