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.  
 
 
  Archtecture Process Cores/Threads Base Boost 2.0 Boost 3.0 PCIe lanes TDP Price
Core i9 7980XE Skylake-X 14nm 18/36 ? ? ? ? 165W? $1999
Core i9 7960X 16/32 ? ? ? ? 165W? $1699
Core i9 7940X 14/28 ? ? ? ? 165W? $1399
Core i9 7920X 12/24 ? ? ? ? 165W? $1199
Core i9 7900X 10/20 3.3GHz 4.3GHz 4.5GHz 44 140W $999
Core i7 7820X 8/16 3.6GHz 4.3GHz 4.5GHz 28 140W $599
Core i7 7800X 6/12 3.5GHz 4.0GHz N/A 28 140W $389
Core i7 7740X Kaby Lake-X 4/8 4.3GHz 4.5GHz N/A 16 112W $339
Core i5 7640X 4/4 4.0GHz 4.2GHz N/A 16 112W $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. 

 

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.  
 
 
  Archtecture Process Cores/Threads Base Boost 2.0 Boost 3.0 PCIe lanes TDP Price
Core i9 7980XE Skylake-X 14nm 18/36 ? ? ? ? 165W? $1999
Core i9 7960X 16/32 ? ? ? ? 165W? $1699
Core i9 7940X 14/28 ? ? ? ? 165W? $1399
Core i9 7920X 12/24 ? ? ? ? 165W? $1199
Core i9 7900X 10/20 3.3GHz 4.3GHz 4.5GHz 44 140W $999
Core i7 7820X 8/16 3.6GHz 4.3GHz 4.5GHz 28 140W $599
Core i7 7800X 6/12 3.5GHz 4.0GHz N/A 28 140W $389
Core i7 7740X Kaby Lake-X 4/8 4.3GHz 4.5GHz N/A 16 112W $339
Core i5 7640X 4/4 4.0GHz 4.2GHz N/A 16 112W $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.