Intel has been dominating the desktop market with their CPUs and processors for years with their Corei3, i5 & i7 lineup. It’s been quite a while since they have released anything new. But according to some rumors, this might change soon. Intel will be releasing a new lineup of processors named as “Intel Core i9”.
A distorted leaked image posted by an AnandTech forum member reveals details about the upcoming Core-i9 based on the Skylake-X architecture.
A distorted leaked image posted by an AnandTech forum member reveals details about the upcoming Intel Core i9. The image is of low quality and blurry. Criticism aside, Intel Core i9 will be based on Skylake-X architecture.
Intel Core i9 Specifications
- Core i9-7920X: 12C/24T, unknown clocks, 16.5MB cache, 140W, 44 PCIe lanes
- Core i9-7900X: 10C/20T, 3.3GHz to 4.3GHz, 13.75MB cache, 140W, 44 PCIe lanes
- Core i9-7820X: 8C/16T, 3.6GHz to 4.3GHz, 11MB cache, 140W, 28 PCIe lanes
- Core i9-7800X: 6C/12T, 3.5GHz to 4GHz, 8.25MB cache, 140W, 28 PCIe lanes
Alongside these, two new Core i7 processors have also been leaked which are based on Kabylake-X architecture.
- Core i7-7740K: 4C/8T, 4.3GHz to 4.5GHz, 8MB cache, 112W, 16 PCIe lanes
- Core i7-7640K: 4C/4T, 4GHz to 4.2GHz, 6MB cache, 112W, 16 PCIe lanes
All the Core i9 Skylake-X and Core i7 KabyLake-X CPUs will run on Intel’s upcoming X99/LGA2066 platform. That includes support for quad-channel DDR4-2666 memory.
As for the benchmark goes, GURU 3D ran some benchmarks on Core i9-7900X and Core i9-7920X. Here are the results –
- Core i9-7200X: 3.1GHz, 107 (Single-Core), 1467 (Multi-Core)
- Core i9-7290X: 2.9GHz, 130 Points (Single-Core), 1760 Points (Multi-core)
As for reference, Intel’s Core i7-6950X scored 117 points in single-core performance and 1,526 points in multi-core performance.
None of this is official as of now, but if they do end up being accurate power-users and PC enthusiast will be able to enjoy a more robust and powerful machine. Meanwhile,
Meanwhile, AMD is busy with their Ryzen 9 line of CPUs, which will take head on fight with Intel’s Core i9. Nothing can be said for sure, only the time will tell how i9 will perform and what will be its pricing.