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.
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.