Intel i9 officially announced

dex3108

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There is a lot to take in here. The most interesting points are that Intel plans to one-up AMD Threadripper by offering an 18-core processor but it also wants to change the perception of the X299-class platform by offering lower price, lower core count CPUs like the quad-core, non-HyperThreaded Core i5-7640X. We also see the first ever branding of Core i9.
Intel only provided detailed specifications up to the Core i9-7900X, a 10-core / 20-thread processor with a base clock of 3.3 GHz and a Turbo peak of 4.5 GHz using the new Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0. It sports 13.75MB of cache thanks to an updated cache configuration, includes 44 lanes of PCIe 3.0, an increase of 4 lanes over Broadwell-E, quad-channel DDR4 memory up to 2666 MHz and a 140 watt TDP. The new LGA2066 socket will be utilized. Pricing for this CPU is set at $999, which is interesting for a couple of reasons. First, it is $700 less than the starting MSRP of the 10c/20t Core i7-6950X from one year ago; obviously a big plus. However, there is quite a ways UP the stack, with the 18c/36t Core i9-7980XE coming in at a cool $1999.
Intel Core i9 Announced: 18-core Skylake-X, Kaby Lake-X and X299

You have nice table on that link with all CPUs
 

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Those prices, haha.

"We can't charge TOO much for 8c/16t since Ryzen 7 exists, but AMD has no 10c/20t cpu currently so whatever"
 

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Well that's interesting. Guess AMD have Intel slightly shook. Good for me though who is looking to build a new desktop PC in the next year.

If performance is good that 6 core CPU will be the money maker.
 
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I'll go for the 18 core monster eventually (transcoding, rendering uses) but I'll probably opt for the 6 core baby for now as it is cheaper and uses the same socket, meaning I can upgrade.
 

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So I see I should be going for the i7 7700K now if the prices gets lowered. But I saw a thread about some problem if has so I'm very hesitant.
 

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Very interesting pricing for the i7-7800X (6 core) and the i7-7820X (8 core), $389 for the former and $599 for the latter.

The six core pricing is similar to that of the 5820K which was priced lower than it's Broadwell-E successor, the 6800K.
 

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Funny how fast everything is moving now with AMD back in the game. They would've never released the new CPUs - especially at that price - if AMD wasn't so competitive. Looks like my next PC will be running with one. Need to support the competition.

Never. They will probably roll with AMD again and it will hopefully be related to the Zen architecture.
 

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I thought they were having problems with their i7 line, like the i-7700k, they're moving on already? If they're gonna do that, they might as well lower the prices of the i7 and i5 line some more
 

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Rysen 9 1998x will be 1000usd, bet on that. 16core/32 for half the price of the competition.
Yeah, but interesting that Intel's 8 core is "only" $100 more expensive than 8 core Ryzen 1800x. (the same base clock, higher boost clock on Intel)

One should not forget mainboard price difference (and longevity, AM4 is there for next 3-4 years) though.



Why would Sony go with Intel instead of AMD Ryzen (same ballpark IPC and clocks, smaller price and can come as an APU as a bonus)
 

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Interesting prices, looks likely AMD will cut off those higher end CPU's price-wise however.
 

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will x299 be around 200€ again? That's 600€ for 6c/12t without ram... I hoped for way less tbh.
 
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I'm sure it will be fantastic for comping videos and other professional uses. However, those clock speeds don't bare well for gaming.
 

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Those 6c/12t and 8c/16t prices lol

The AMD effect is strong.

Honestly the Core i7-7820X looks like a beast and it's probably worth the extra 100$ over the 1800x, but I would still invest on a Ryzen 1700 or 1600.

I wonder if AMD's AM4 can support more than 8c/16t.
 

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I'm sure it will be fantastic for comping videos and other professional uses. However, those clock speeds don't bare well for gaming.
The Turbo Boost 2.0 speeds are actually pretty darn high? They're all 4ghz or over. I vaguely remember most motherboards have an option to force all cores to run at that max speed so that's what you're probably going to get out of the box.
 
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LOL Intel didn't lower their prices at all for the equivalent core count compared to Broadwell-E.

Looks like they aren't feeling much if any pressure from Ryzen at all in terms of price per core. But they are looking to push their maximum core count higher, assuming you have the dosh to blow. I bet having 18 cores and 36 threads will be amazing for people who a lot of video encoding.
 

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With the new $599 8c CPU, do you guys think that the 5960K & 6900K will drop in price?

LOL Intel didn't lower their prices at all for the equivalent core count compared to Broadwell-E.

Looks like they aren't feeling much if any pressure from Ryzen at all in terms of price per core. But they are looking to push their maximum core count higher, assuming you have the dosh to blow. I bet having 18 cores and 36 threads will be amazing for people who a lot of video encoding.
Eh, the 7820x is cheaper than the 5960k & 6900K by a significant margin. Lower PiE lanes count, though.