At Computex today, Intel announced their new processor lineup known as the ”Core X” series. Where basically the Core X series would be a more powerful version of the current Skylake and kabylake chips. That includes the existing Core i5, Core i7 and a new Core i9 processor. If you haven’t guessed it yet the new Core X series, is Intel’s take on AMD’s new Threadripper processor. Where the highest that Intel has to offer is their Core i9 processor, equipped with 18 cores and 36 threads. That also comes with a whopping $2000 price tag.
Intel will also be offering mainstream chips in their Core X series. Which starts from their Core i5 7640X processor, offering 4 cores and 4 threads with a $242 price tag. Aside from that there would also be two variant of the Core i7 processor in the Core X series. Which would include a 6 cores and 12 threads model for $389 and an 8 cores and 16 threads model for $599. As for the Core i9 lineup, Intel will be offering it in two variants as well. Which would include a 10 cores 16 threads model and a 16 core and 32 threads model. With a price tag of $999 and $2000 respectively.
These new Core X series chips will also be running on a new X299 chipset. Intel is calling this platform their new Skylake X platform. But these only includes the high end enthusiast’s level chips. While the lower end 4 cores Core i5 models will be based on a new Kaby Lake X architecture. Aside from that the Core X series also comes with a new Turbo Boost Max 3.0 technology. Where according to Intel their new Core X series will perform 10% percent better in multi-threaded workloads and 20% better in single-threaded workloads.T
So what do you think about Intel’s new offerings? Will Intel be able to beat AMD at its own core game.