Intel's 18-core will not be released alongside their X299 platform

Intel's 18-core will not be released alongside their X299 platform

Intel's 18-core will not be released alongside their X299 platform

Intel's 18-core will not be released alongside their X299 platform

ASUS' Raja Gill has confirmed that Intel will not be releasing their new i9 18-core Skylake-X CPUs alongside their X299 platform, stating that Intel's high core count CPUs will be releasing later this year. 


The 18-core CPUs are not scheduled until later this year. Won't have them for a while. Either way, unless you're using the rig for rendering or encoding to make a living, no need.

This explains why these new CPUs do not have any listed specifications at this time, with Computex acting as a mere announcement and not at a release venue and why we have seen no 12+ Core i9 benchmarks on HWBOT. 
It is likely that Intel's new 12+ Core i9 CPUs will release after AMD's Threadripper series of CPUs, which means that AMD will be the first to market with a 16-core consumer-oriented CPU.  
 ArchtectureProcessCores/ThreadsBaseBoost 2.0Boost 3.0PCIe lanesTDPPrice
Core i9 7980XESkylake-X14nm+18/36????165W?$1999
Core i9 7960X16/32????165W?$1699
Core i9 7940X14/28????165W?$1399
Core i9 7920X12/24????165W?$1199
Core i9 7900X10/203.3GHz4.3GHz4.5GHz44140W$999
Core i7 7820X8/163.6GHz4.3GHz4.5GHz28140W$599
Core i7 7800X6/123.5GHz4.0GHzN/A28140W$389
Core i7 7740XKaby Lake-X4/84.3GHz4.5GHzN/A16112W$339
Core i5 7640X4/44.0GHz4.2GHzN/A16112W$242


Recent rumours regarding Intel's i9 series of CPUs have stated that Intel's 12+ core Skylake-X CPUs are Intel's reactions to AMD's new Ryzen series CPUs and are effectively repurposed XEONs with microcode adjustments, increased core counts and overclockability. 

At this time we only know the names, prices and core counts of Intel's upcoming 12+ core i9 lineup, with clock speeds being confirmed at a later date. 


You can join the discussion on Intel's upcoming 12+ core i9 series of X299 CPUs on the OC3D Forums


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Most Recent Comments

04-06-2017, 15:48:07

Have folks seen Linus rant about this new range of Intel CPU's?Quote

04-06-2017, 15:59:29

lmao so that means another socket.Quote

04-06-2017, 16:03:05

Eddie long
yep just watched the rant ,, but he has a pointQuote

04-06-2017, 16:31:27

Nice one intel, you managed to ridicule yourselves trying to hit AMD who actually HAD an engineering sample of Threadripper.Quote

04-06-2017, 17:18:12

Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
lmao so that means another socket.
Actually no not a new socket at all.

As for the source of this post, an Asus forum mod... Enough said... It could be true, however too much is treated as factual these days on the Internet. It's like Wikipedia out there

Watched Linus his video, yes. He has some points. Mine are:

Why Kaby Lake-X??
Why tim (I want to know the real reason regardless I accepted it)??
Prices could/should be more aggressive rather than arrogant.Quote

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