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Intel details its 14/18-core Skylake-X processors

Intel details its upcoming Skylake-X processor family.

Published Mon, Aug 7 2017 6:43 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:54 AM CST

Intel has detailed its upcoming Skylake-X family of processors, with details on t he Core i9-7920X, Core i9-7940X, Core i9-7960X, and the Core i9-7980XE.

Intel details its 14/18-core Skylake-X processors |

The 12-core CPUs will arrive on August 28, 14/18-core processors on September 25, and the 4/10-core processors are available right now, along with the required X299 motherboards. We now have full details on the Core i9-7980XE processor, Intel's flagship Extreme Edition CPU. The Core i9-7980XE will rock a slower 2.6GHz base clock, but will ramp up to an incredible 4.2/4.4GHz under Boost 2.0/3.0, respectively. The Core i9-7980XE will rock a large 24.75MB of L3 cache, a 165W TDP, and a mammoth price of $1999.

The bigger deal here is that we have details on the 14-core and 18-core SKUs, with the Core i9-7940X leading the pack with a base clock of 3.1GHz, and Boost 2.0 and Boost 3.0 clocks of 4.3GHz and 4.4GHz, respectively - while it rocks 19.25MB of L3 cache, 44 PCIe lanes, a 165W TDP, and a cost of $1399. There's also the Core i9-7920X with a slightly lower base clock of 2.9GHz, but the same 4.3/4.4GHz boost clocks, and reduced L3 cache of 16.5MB and lower 140W TDP with a lower $1199 price.


Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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