At Computex 2017, Intel announced the Core X-Series, a new generation of processors. It will bring more powerful versions of the existing Core-i5, Core-i7 CPUs and introducing the new Core-i9 CPUs to the family.
This Core X-Series is aimed at professionals and gaming enthusiasts. Supporting dual-channel and quad-channel DDR4 memory, are great for 12K gaming and video editing.
They introduced Turbo Boost Max 3.0, for further improvement in performance, which in the case of Core i9 increases the clock frequency to 4.5GHz.
Intel is claiming that these processors outperform the previous ones, being 10% faster while multithread processing and 15% while single thread processing.
All of the CPUs in the Core X-Series will fit in the LGA 2066 socket also known as Socket R4. And the Palo Alto’s giant has also released a new chipset to go on with the new CPU Series.
Expect the new X299 chipset to be pushed into new motherboards in the coming days as the company is partnered with some manufacturers.
In terms of pricing, it begins with $242 for Intel Core i5-7640X (4 cores, 4 threads) and goes up to $1699 for Intel Core i9-7960X (16 cores, 32 threads).