Intel’s 12-18 core X299 CPUs are now available to pre-order at Overclockers UK

Intel's 12-18 core X299 CPUs are now available to pre-order at Overclockers UK

Intel’s 12-18 core X299 CPUs are now available to pre-order at Overclockers UK

 
Intel’s upcoming 12-18 core X299 CPUs are now available to Pre-order at overclockers UK, though sadly the retailer has listed no ETA or shipping date. 
 
Intel has stated previously that their i9 7920X would be available on August 28th and that their 14-18 core models would be available from September 25th. These dates may have changed since their initial publication, though we have received no update from Intel in this regard. 
 
The specifications of Intel’s whole X299 CPU lineup is listed below, alongside the current UK pricing for each CPU. 

  

  Archtecture Process Cores/Threads Base Boost 2.0 Boost 3.0 L3 Cache PCIe lanes TDP Price
Core i9 7980XE Skylake-X 14nm 18/36 2.6GHz 4.2GHz 4.4GHz 24.75MB 44 165W £1799
Core i9 7960X 16/32 2.8GHz 4.2GHz 4.4GHz 22MB 44 165W £1589
Core i9 7940X 14/28 3.1GHz 4.3GHz 4.4GHz 19.25MB 44 165W £1319
Core i9 7920X 12/24 2.9GHz 4.3GHz 4.4GHz 16.5MB 44 140W £1099
Core i9 7900X 10/20 3.3GHz 4.3GHz 4.5GHz 13.75MB 44 140W £839
Core i7 7820X 8/16 3.6GHz 4.3GHz 4.5GHz 11MB 28 140W £499
Core i7 7800X 6/12 3.5GHz 4.0GHz N/A 8.25MB 28 140W £349
Core i7 7740X Kaby Lake-X 4/8 4.3GHz 4.5GHz N/A 8MB 16 112W £279
Core i5 7640X 4/4 4.0GHz 4.2GHz N/A 6MB 16 112W £199

 
We can see that even with increased core counts, Intel has been able to offer some high turbo boost frequencies on their high core count CPU offerings, offering Turbo Boost 3.0 speeds of 4.4GHz, which is a high boost clock speed for any modern CPU. Even so, the base clock speeds of higher-end models do see a downward trend as core counts increase, especially after Intel’s CPUs reach a higher TDP of 165W.    

Intel's 12-18 core X299 CPUs are now available to pre-order at Overclockers UK

 

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