Intel Announces Core X-Series Of High-End Processors

Intel has announced a new more powerful X-Series of its Core processors.

Gone are the days of Quad-core or Octa-core processors. At the Computex event, Intel has announced a new more powerful X-Series of its Core processors, that offers the high-end processing of upto 18-cores and 36-threads in Core i9 Extreme chips, a new member to the Core family.
 
Source: Intel
 
The Core X series is launched specifically for the users with ultra-heavy application usage, whether in terms of running multiple applications together or while using single multi-threaded heavy application, such as games, development IDEs, and video conferencing software etc.
 
Gregory Bryant, the corporate vice president and general manager of the Client Computing Group at Intel Corporation, states,
 
“The Intel® Core™ X-series processor family introduces a series of firsts that reflect the extreme performance we are delivering. This family includes Intel’s first teraflop desktop CPUs, a prime example of just how much raw compute these processors can handle. We’re also introducing the entirely new Intel® Core™ i9 processor, representing the highest performance for advanced gaming, VR and content creation. At the top of the lineup is the new Intel® Core™ i9 Extreme Edition processor – the first consumer desktop CPU with 18 cores and 36 threads.
 
This is by far the most extreme desktop processor ever introduced. With such a wide range of options and price points to match, the new Intel® Core™ X-series processor family delivers the most scalable and accessible desktop platform for the enthusiast community.”
 
The Core X Series processors start with 4-cores / 4-thread model Core i5-7640X chip that is priced $242. The Core i7 chips have three variants - 4-core / 8-thread, 6-core / 12 thread, and 8-core / 16-thread chips that will cost $339, $389, and $599 respectively.
 
Source: intel.com
 
If we talk about the new member of the Core chips family, Core i9 processors are available in 4 variants and a special Extreme version. The four variants of Core i9 range from 12-core / 24-thread model costing $999 to 16-core / 32-thread model priced $1,699. The special edition of i9 processors, Core i9 Extreme is launched with a price tag of $1,999 and it will offer 18-cores and 36-threads.
 
The complete configuration and price details of each model can be seen in the picture below.
 
Source: arstechnica.com
 
The company has designed this new Core X Processors Series to work with the newly announced X299 motherboard chipset that is promised to be rolled out in the coming weeks, along with the new processors. Not only this, the company has hinted that the 8th generation of intel chips will soon be announced. For further details, you can visit the official blog.
 
Recently, the core competitor of Intel, AMD had announced Ryzen processors line with a high-end 16-core /32- thread model “Threadripper”; yesterday, ARM announced Cortex processors family; and today, Intel has announced the new X-Series processors line-up. All these announcements and talks about AR/VR compatibility indicate that a bright future of modern technology is on threshold.
 
Now, this is to see what these high-performance harware will cook up, for a better and smarter tomorrow.