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Over the next few months, Intel will be releasing an array of new high-end desktop processors in the recently-announced Core X Series, based on the Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X micro-architectures. The first chips in the series to arrive in the lab are the 10-core Core i9-7900X and quad-core Core i7-7740X. We’ve got an array of benchmarks and overclocking data on tap with the processors, but due to some unexpected shipping issues, we weren't able to complete all of the test we would have liked. Rest assured, we’ll update this piece as soon as we can with a full set of numbers -- it will just take a few days. In any case, the Core i9-7900X will be the first of the high-end chips to arrive and it... Read more...
Motherboard makers have an obvious vested interested in the overclocking scene where limits are pushed and records are broken. With that in mind, Gigabyte is in full chest-thumping mode after hosting an X299 OC gathering in which experienced overclockers used one of its X299 motherboards to push an Intel Core i7-7740K processor all the way to 7.5GHz and slightly beyond. The gathering brought in some big names from the overclocking community, including HiCookie, Sofos, Dinos22, Youngpro, and SniperOZ. All of them toiled away through Computex en route to setting four new 3DMark world records at crazy high overclocks using exotic cooling. "In order to push past the 7.5GHz barrier, the team of overclockers... 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...
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,... Read more...
Intel loyalists looking to build a new system are stuck between a rock and a hard place at the moment. The options are to build a high-end rig around Intel's aging X99 platform, or forego the benefits of X99 and piece together a Kaby Lake system that does not have as much oomph. Those who can afford to wait have a third option—hang tight for Computex, which is when Intel will announce its X299 platform (Basin Falls) for Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X.Image Source: Flickr (Aaron Fulkerson) Hopping onto X299 will give users the best of both worlds, as it's an enthusiast chipset supporting Intel's latest microarchitectures. In this case, that is Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X. Based on previously leaked information,... Read more...
With so much attention in the CPU space focused on AMD's Ryzen lineup, it would make sense for Intel to push forward the release of its Skylake-X series, and apparently that is exactly what it is doing. Whether or not Ryzen is actually the motivating factor is not known, but not only is Skylake-X coming to town sooner than expected, Intel is also planning to launch Kaby Lake-X processors at the same time.A Chinese-language report at Benchlife claims that both processor families will be introduced at Computex, which runs from May 30-June 3, 2017. Previously the plan was to announce one (or both) at Gamescom, which runs from August 22-26, 2017. They will be part of Intel's new X299 platform, otherwise... 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...