Intel’s new upcoming Core X lineup will be hitting the market soon. Where Intel will be offering their new chips designed on two different generations. Including the Intel Skylake X and Kaby Lake X architecture. That would range from a list of different chips including 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18 cores. Where Videocardz was able to get their hands on the first benchmarks including the Core i7 7740X and the Core i9 7900x.
Before we go into the benchmarks, Intel is recommending its users to go with AIO liquid cooling instead of air cooling. As this would result in better temperatures overall, since the new Core X chips have a higher TDP compared to their predecessors. The benchmarks shown below were tested on both air and liquid cooling. Where the green line represents results from air cooling. While the red and blue line represents AIO liquid cooling.
As you can clearly see from the charts the new Intel Core X chips runs better on liquid cooling. As the chips were able to maintain a temperature of around 60 to 70 degrees. While air cooling resulted in a much higher temperature around 90 degrees. Do keep in mind that benchmarks performed here were done on stock frequencies. While overclocking the chips will result in even higher temperature.
Aside from that the new Core X chips especially the Core i7 7740X also comes with support for better overclocking. Where users should be able to easily hit the 5GHz mark without adding too much voltage as seen in the picture.
In the end both the Core X Intel i7 7740X and Intel i9 7900X were bench-marked against other Intel chips. That includes the current Intel Core i7 7700k and 6950X. Where the Intel Core i9 7900X was able to show the best gain in terms of performance, over its predecessor.