At Computex 2017 last month, Intel first unveiled its Intel Core X-series processor family. Today, Intel revealed full specs of Intel Core i9-7920X, Intel Core i9-7940X, Intel Core i9-7960X and the Extreme Edition Intel Core i9-7980XE processors belonging to this Core X-series.
These processors are the most powerful high-end desktop processors from Intel and they meet the performance demands of content creators and gamers. The new X-series processor family is powered by up to 18 cores and 36 threads. With up to 68 PCIe 3.0 lanes, users can expand their systems with fast SSDs, up to four discrete GFX cards and ultrafast Thunderbolt 3 solutions.
Intel claims that users can expect up to 20 percent better performance for VR content creation and up to 30 percent faster 4K video editing when compared to the previous generation. Gamers can enjoy up to 30 percent faster extreme mega-tasking for gaming over the previous generation. Extreme mega-tasking workload consists of measuring the time it takes to perform video encode using Adobe Media Encoder, while playing Overwatch in ultra-graphics quality settings and recording + streaming to Twitch.
The 12-core Intel Core X-series processor will be available starting on Aug. 28, and 14- to 18-core Intel Core X-series processors will be available starting Sept. 25. The 4- to 10-core processors are already available from retailers around the world. You can order these processors from Amazon here.