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Intel to Launch Core i9-7980XE CPU With 18 Cores

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It was not too long ago that AMD announced its upcoming Ryzen Threadripper HEDT CPUs with 16 cores/32 threads and now we are seeing reports that Intel is going to release an HEDT with 18 cores/36 threads named the Core i9-7980XE. This very high end part will be at the top of the new X-series processors that will apparently stretch from four cores to that huge 18 core offering, adding two cores with each step, according to Videocardz's sources.

All of these processors will use the X299 chipset and LGA 2066 socket, but they will not all have the same set of features. Only the 7820X and above will have Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 and support up to four channel DDR4 2666 RAM. Naturally these CPUs will also have different TDPs, with some coming in at 165 W, others at 140 W, and the 7640X and 7740X (both quad-core parts) will be at 112 W.

The X-series is going to have new boxes as well, and according to a chart Videocardz put together, the 10 core/20 thread 7900X and lower CPUs will be launching in June, while the 12 core/24 thread 7920X will be launching in August. The higher end 7940X, 7960X, and 7980XE do not have a launch date specified yet. The chart also shows a range of base and turbo clock speeds, from 3.3 GHz/4.5GHz for the 7900X to 4.0 GHz/4.2 GHz for the 7640X. Check it out if you want to see where these CPUs will fall, but the top of the chart is lacking a lot of data currently.

Source: Videocardz



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yet again the rush to get more cores on die the 5gb barrier hasn't yet been broken

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yet again the rush to get more cores on die the 5gb barrier hasn't yet been broken

There were 5 GHz parts a few years ago in the Xeon line.

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This is how we deal with Moore's Law in 2017. I'm not saying it's a bad thing.

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