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There's a new X399 motherboard chipset coming this year from a major chip manufacturer. No, we're not talking about a revamped version of AMD's X399 chipset used in its Ryzen Threadripper processors, but an X399 chipset from Intel that will be used in its own 2018 family of HEDT processors.  A document on Intel's website [PDF] was recently discovered that draws attention to the company's Rapid Storage Technology. However, found within the document are references to two unannounced chipsets: the Z390 (which we have discussed at length here at HotHardware)... 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,... Read more...
  Yesterday, we received advance notice that the AMD Ryzen Threadripper family would be expanding to include at least four additional members. While we unfortunately don’t have four new SKUs to introduce to you today, AMD did confirm one of the new processors that we talked about yesterday: the Ryzen Threadripper 1900X. Like the 1950X and 1920X, the Ryzen Threadripper 1900X features 64 PCIe lanes, quad-channel DDR4 support, support for the X399 chipset/TR4 socket, and comes from the factory unlocked (for greater overclocking potential). The 1900X, as you might expect, takes a step back with... Read more...
Up until this point, Intel has been relatively mum on details surrounding its new high-end Core i9 SKUs: the Core i9-7920X, Core i9-7940X, Core i9-7960X and Core i9-7980XE. As we come closer to the launch of these core-rific processors, Intel has spilled beans on two additional specs for the Core i9-7920X. This processor sits just above the Core i9-7900X and is priced $200 dearer at $1,199. We now know that it has a base clock that is 400MHz slower than its cheaper sibling, coming in at 2.9GHz. A lower clock speed is to be expected given the increase in cores, but 400MHz still seems like a pretty... Read more...
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.... Read more...