Today, Intel officially released the specifications for the up coming 12 to 18 core processors. The new processors are named Core i9-7920x, Core i9-7940x, Core i9-7960x and the Extreme Edition is called Intel Core i9-7980XE processors.
The new processors are high end, they will offer premium performance, apart from this the main purpose of these processors are to work for multiple hours/days without any problems. Powered by 18 cores and 36 threads, and almost same like Ryzen Threadripper, they will also offer 68 PCIe 3.0 lanes on multiple platforms. This must be a reply to Ryzen threadripper although we don’t have any benchmarks yet, so can’t decide, which one is better.
The new 12 Core Intel Skylake-X series-processors will be available on Aug 28, and 14 to 18 core Intel X-series processors will be available in September 25.