Intel, the giant producer of processor chips have unveiled the Core 18 Core i9 in the Core X-series chips, describing it as the dawn of a new breed of extreme desktop processors.
Powered by a massive 18 cores and 36 threads, the Core i9 processor enables extreme single-threaded performance with the updated Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0.
This technology now identifies the two best performing cores to provide increased single and dual-core performance. The new Extreme Edition boasts 44 PCIe lanes and support for multiple discrete graphics cards, Thunderbolt technology, and high-speed storage like Intel Optane technology and it is fully unlocked1 for extreme performance.
Intel further described the X-series processor family as designed to scale to performance needs by delivering options between 4 to 18 cores for extreme performance, the latest technological advancements and headroom for the future.
According to PC World, the unveiling of the Core i9 is another renewal of battle between Intel and AMD, its competitor in the chip manufacturing industry.
PC World said that the new chip is Intel’s answer to AMD’s 16-core, 32-thread Threadripper.
PC World also added: “The Core i9 Extreme Edition i9-7980XE, what Intel calls the first teraflop desktop PC processor ever, will be priced at (gulp!) $1,999 when it ships later this year. In a slightly lower tier will be the meat of the Core i9 family: Core i9 X-series chips in 16-core, 14-core, 12-core, and 10-core versions, with prices climbing from $999 to $1,699.
“All of these new Skylake-based parts will offer improvements over their older Broadwell-E counterparts: 15 percent faster in single-threaded apps and 10 percent faster in multithreaded tasks, Intel says.”
Intel said that the X-Series processor family with up to 18 cores and 36 threads is the company’s most powerful chip ever.
“Turn your PC into a studio: produce amazing 4K or 360-degree videos, stunning photos, or amazing music. This is the ultimate tool for gaming and virtual reality experience the power to do it all.” Intel added.