Intel's Powerful Core i9, X-Series Processors Are For Gamers and Creators

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Intel also introduced three i7 Core X variants - the 4-core/8-thread i7-7740X ($339), the 6-core/12-thread i7-7800x ($389) and the 8-core/16-thread i7-7820X ($599).

Stay tuned for more analysis here on ExtremeTech, including how these processors stack up against AMD's Ryzen lineup.

Intel announced their entry to the race of ever-increasing core count, as the company unveiled its new family of processors for desktop builders called the Core X-series.

Intel says that the chips are well suited for VR and they support Turbo Boost Max 3.0 which provides a more efficient automatic overclocking.

The top-of-the-line Core i9 series is offered in a choice of four different models, with prices starting at $999 for a 10-core/16-thread a 16-core/32 thread processor for $1699.

In a move that many media outlets are saying came about as a response to Advanced Micro Devices' (AMD) 16-core Threadripper chip, this new reveal by Intel promises to bring more performance than the top offering from their competitor. Core i9 7980XE is expected to be Intel's flagship model of Core X series.

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In order to differentiate the extreme edition SKUs, Intel has introduced a brand new Core i9 series and right now, we only have details about the Core i9-7900X.

Intel has also upgraded its Turbo Boost technology, but for some of the Extreme Edition chips (higher end models). The Intel Core i9 7980XE, in short simple words, is a beast.

With the new processor, you will be able to do lots of new things, such as playing games in a 4K quality and simultaneously broadcasting them through Twitch in HD. Bryant said in an editorial on the Intel website that the processor family includes Intel's first teraflop desktop CPUs.

With four cores and 3.5 GHz maximum clock, the Core i5-7400 is the most basic CPU of the new Core i5 seventh-generation series, codenamed Kaby Lake.

Intel has also dropped some news about the upcoming 8th Intel Core CPUs based on Intel's 14nm Coffee Lake architecture. Those are likely to be much cheaper, and more attractive for the gaming and video production crowd. It is the first day of the event and Intel has already displayed the World's very first 18-core processors for consumers.