Intel outs X-series CPUs w/ 18-core Core i9 chip

Intel outs X-series CPUs w/ 18-core Core i9 chip

Over at the ongoing Computex 2017, Intel has announced its new Core X-series processor family and an entirely new Intel Core i9 processor aimed at enthusiasts. Included in this line is the Intel Core i9 Extreme Edition which touts a whopping 18 cores.

According to Intel, mostly those who demand multitasking capabilities like gamers or content creators are whom these chips are targetted at — whether they’re editing a video, animating, composing a song, or are playing in the highest resolution possible. The product lineup is as follows together with its price, the corresponding number of cores, and threads:


  • Core i5-7640X ($242) – 4 cores and 4 threads
  • Core i7-7740X ($339) – 4 cores and 8 threads
  • Core i7-7800X ($389) – 6 cores and 12 threads
  • Core i7 7820X ($599) – 8 cores and 16 threads
  • Core i9-7900X ($999) – 10 cores and 20 threads
  • Core i9-7920X ($1,199) – 12 cores and 24 threads
  • Core i9-7940X ($1,399) – 14 cores and 28 threads
  • Core i9-7960X ($1,399) – 16 cores and 32 threads
  • Core i9-7980X Extreme ($1,999) – 18 cores and 36 threads

Apart from the first two offerings (4 cores and 4/8 threads) which are built on Kaby Lake X,  it’s important to note that all the entries are built on Skylake X.

All these 9 desktop processors are very much compatible to work with Intel’s new X299 motherboard chipset which is reportedly coming out very soon.



Kevin Bruce Francisco is the Senior Editor and Video Producer for YugaTech. He's a Digital Filmmaking graduate who's always either daydreaming of traveling or actually going places on his bike. Follow him on Twitter for more tech updates @kevincofrancis.

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4 Responses

  1. Nines says:

    Are these backward compatible with X99 boards? I just bought a Gigabyte X99m board and a Xeon ES. I would like to upgrade to these procs but can they still work on LGA2011-3?

  2. Noir says:

    Dang that i5 with only 4Core 4 Threads better get Ryzen 1600 at that price with 6 Core 12 Threads already

  3. Key Princes Santiago says:

    minimum and maximum price?

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