The “Most Powerful and Most Scalable” (as termed by the company) processors of Intel, Kabylake-X, and Skylake-X, are official rolled-out and it’s time to check out the specifications as described by the company itself. The latest release includes new Core i5 X-Series, Core i7 X-Series, Core i9 X-Series, and Core i9 Extreme Edition processors. Surprised to know about the Core i9 Extreme Edition? Well, this latest flagship will be the center of focus in Intelai??i??s High-End Desktop (HEDT) family.

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More About The Core i9-7980XE Extreme Edition

The Core i9-7980XE (Extreme Edition) is the best processor Intel has ever made which will be rolling out with some jaw-dropping features which include:

  • 18 cores (36 threads with HyperThreading)
  • 44 PCIe Gen 3.0 lanes
  • A TDP of 160W

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The all new Core i9 family is said to be rolled out with the following distinctions:

  • A tweaked Turbo Boost Max 3.0
  • Quad-channel DDR4-2666 memory
  • Optane (3D XPoint) memory technology

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Great news for overclockers too! The Core i9 family supports Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) 2.0 technology and a memory controller trim voltage control, PEG/DMI overclocking, and per-core overclocking/voltage. The all new AVX-512 clock ratio offset will keep the processors below their throttling point when overclocking and running AVX workloads.

Besides the ‘Xtreme Edition’, there are 4 other members of the Core i9 family:

  1. Core i9-7960X with 16 cores
  2. Core i9-7940X with 14 cores
  3. Core i9-7920X with 12 cores
  4. Core i9-7900X with 10 cores

As far as the clock speeds are concerned, Intel has only released details regarding one of the Core i9 processors, the Core i9-7900X. According to Intel, the said processor has:

  • A base clock speeds of 3.3GHz
  • A Turbo Boost frequency of 4.3GHz
  • A Turbo Boost Max 3.0 frequency of 4.5GHz
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Affordable Options

The Core-i9 XE is a much costly option for those who can afford it but if you have a lower budget and still want to enjoy the better processors, you can go for the Core i7-7820X which will cost you $599. It supports Turbo Boost Max 3.0 and has 8 cores/16 threads. The base clock speed is 3.6GHz, the Turbo Boost clock is 4.3GHz, and Turbo Boost Max 3.0 of 4.5GHz. Moreover, it has:

  • 11MB of L3 cache
  • 28 PCIe Gen 3.0 lanes
  • A TDP of 140W