A Step Up from Intel?

Intel has been the leading tech company for years when it comes to processors.
And so far we have seen the Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 series processors. Whereas the 7th gen Kaby Lake processors are the most recent release from Intel so far.

Recently Intel has confirmed the release of its new Kaby Lake X series processors which will include the core i9 7980XE, series processors.

Kaby Lake X release

As for the release of the Kaby Lake X-Series processor, the Intel has not yet announced the release date. But Intel did in fact mentioned to release the chips within the coming weeks at the Computex 2017.
The i9-7920X is confirmed to be on sale in August, while the i9 7980XE, i9 7960X and i9 7940X has no official confirmation when is comes to the release of these high End chips.
The processors will require a motherboard with the LGA 2066 Socket “R4” and the X299 chipset, which is part of the Basin Falls platform.


Intel also has confirmed the pricing for the i9 7980XE and i5 7640X processors
Where Core i9 7980XE announced for $1,999 and Core i5 7640x for $242 respectively.


Core i9-7980XE Core i9-7960X Core i9-7940X Core i9-7920X Core i9-7900X Core i7-7820X Core i7-7800X Core i7-7740X
Cores / Threads 18/36 16/32 14/28 12/24 10/20 8/16 6/12 4/8
L3 Cache TBC TBC TBC 16.5MB 13.75MB 11MB 8.25MB 8MB
PCIe lanes TBC TBC TBC 44 44 28 28 16
Base clock TBC TBC TBC TBC 3.3GHz 3.6GHz 3.5GHz 4.3GHz
Turbo 2.0 TBC TBC TBC TBC 4.3GHz 4.3GHz 4.0GHz 4.5GHz
Turbo 3.0 TBC TBC TBC TBC 4.5GHz 4.5GHz N/A N/A
Memory TBC TBC TBC TBC Quad-channel DDR4-2666 Quad-channel DDR4-2666 Quad-channel DDR4-2666 Dual-Channel DDR4-2666
TDP 165W TBC TBC 140W 140W 140W 140W 112W
Price $1999 $1699 $1399 $1199 $999 $599 $389 112W


So far everything looks good and surely pc enthusiasts are hyped for this new release of the kaby Lake X series processor. The specs are stunning, and this is the first time we have seen such amount of cores that these Processors are providing for the consumer.