Intel introduced the flagship 18-core Core i9 Extreme for $ 1999 -


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Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Intel introduced the flagship 18-core Core i9 Extreme for $ 1999

Intel has announced a new series of processors of the X series, which is specially designed for the most demanding tasks. Top model range was the 18 core Core i9 Extreme processor.

The flagship of the new family of Intel processors is a Core i9-7980XE chip that includes 18 physical cores simultaneously, and consequently offers 36 computing flows. Cost of cpu exposed in the level of $ 1999. According to Intel's representatives, First consumer processor with such number of cores.

The glass processor does away with the gpu, but contains 44 PCI Express 3.0 lines and four-channel DDR4-2666 RAM memory controller. The new caching hierarchy and previously presented Hyper-Threading Technology and Turbo Boost Max 3.0 called to make the most of 14 nm microarchitecture.

The other Intel models are more accessible, but not as efficient. Starts the series with a 4-core Core i5-7640X chip of $ 242. The price of the Core i7 X series processors starts with the $ 339 mark for a four-core version and end 10-the $ 599 nuclear model. As for the Core i9 versions, they cost less than $ 999 (12 nuclear in the model). There is also 16-version for $ 1699.

18-core Core i9 Extreme called to compete with 16 cores of representative of the AMD Threadripper family, which claims to be the leader in the HEDT (high-end desktop) segment. The announcement of the rule and is expected in the coming months.

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