Intel is preparing its 10C/20T processor to directly compete against AMD's Ryzen 7 1800X and their upcoming ThreadRipper CPUs that will feature 16C/32T of CPU power, but Intel could have it in the bag with its Core i9-7900X.
According to new benchmarks, the Core i9-7900X will be clocked at 3.3/4.3GHz for base/boost, respectively. This is a huge deal for Skylake-X, as the IPC performance at 4.3GHz and 10C/20T of power should pummel every other CPU into dust. Better yet, SiSoft's benchmark picked up the CPU as 4.0GHz base clock and 4.5GHz boost, which would be absolutely insane - especially for a 10-core processor.
We should expect 13.75MB of L3 cache, 1MB L2 cache per core (10MB total), and a 175W TDP for the upcoming Core i9-7900X. We should expect Intel to unleash its new Skylake-X parts at Computex next week, alongside the new X299 chipset and a slew of new motherboards.
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