Intel Core i9 7980X Launching September 25th

Submitted by Robbie Pyckhout on Sun, 08/13/2017 - 13:46

Intel released the last unknown specifications for the new Core X processor series with 14 up to 18 Cores. All skylake-X processors will require a LGA2066 X299 based motherboard. Starting from the 10 core model (7900X), these processors offer 44 PCIe 3.0-lanes and allow quad channel DDR4-2666MHz memory. DMI 3.0 is connecting to the chipset for 4 seperate PCIe 3.0 lanes.

The flagship, being the i9 7980X, features 18 cores and 36 threads with each core having 1.375MB L3-cache and 1MB L2-cache. A base clock of 2.6GHz is applied to all cores while 2 cores can speed up to 4.2GHz in workloads. While intel puts a very modest 165W TDP, it'll be interesting to see how much from this claim becomes truth. The chip will cost 1999USD on launch date the 25th of September, the version with 12 cores will launch on August 28. Intel will be competing against AMD's TR 1920X & 1950X with their new CPU line.


The new X-series processor family is the ultimate platform for content creators and gamers. Multitasking becomes extreme mega-tasking with simultaneous, compute-intensive, multithreaded workloads aligned in purpose, powered by up to 18 cores and 36 threads. And, with up to 68 PCIe 3.0 lanes on the platform, people have the ability to expand their systems with fast SSDs, up to four discrete GFX cards and ultrafast Thunderbolt 3 solutions.
Content creators can expect up to 20 percent better performance for VR content creation and up to 30 percent faster 4K video editing over the previous generation. This means less time waiting and more time designing new worlds and experiences. Gamers and enthusiasts will experience up to 30 percent faster extreme mega-tasking for gaming over the previous generation.
The 12-core Intel Core X-series processor will be available starting on Aug. 28, and 14- to 18-core Intel Core X-series processors will be available starting Sept. 25. The 4- to 10-core Intel Core X-series processors are already on shelves and available at multiple retailers, along with more than 200 Intel X299 Chipset motherboards. via Intel Newsroom



Processor Cores/Threads PCIe lanes Base Clock Turbo 2.0 Turbo 3.0 TDP Price
Core i9 7980XE 18 / 36 44 2.6 GHz 4.2 GHz 4.4 GHz 165 W $1999
Core i9 7960X 16 / 32 44 2.8 GHz 4.2 GHz 4.4 GHz 165 W $1699
Core i9 7940X 14 / 28 44 3.1 GHz 4.3 GHz 4.4 GHz 165 W $1399
Core i9 7920X 12 / 24 44 2.9 GHz 4.3 GHz 4.4 GHz 140 W $1199
Core i9 7900X 10 / 20 44 3.3 GHz 4.3 GHz 4.5 GHz 140 W $999
Core i7 7820X 8 / 16 28 3.6 GHz 4.3 GHz 4.5 GHz 140 W $599
Core i7 7800X 6 / 12 28 3.5 GHz 4.0 GHz na 140 W $389
Core i7 7740X 4 / 8 16 4.3 GHz 4.5 GHz na 112 W $369
Core i5 7640X 4 / 4 16 4.0 GHz 4.2 GHz na 112 W $242




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