Intel’s Mainstay for Desktop Computers is Intel Core i9

News Techno – The Intel Core X Series is available in various options. However, the series are the most proud of the Core i9 Extreme for US $ 1,999 (about Rp 26.6 million). This chipset is the first desktop processor to offer 18-core and 36-thread.

For the cheapest series, the Core X family starts with Core i5-7640X. This processor is sold for US $ 242 or about Rp 3.2 million which offers 4 cores and 4 threads. Furthermore there is the Core i7 X-Series, which is offered starting from 8-to-16-thread core chips, up to US $ 599 (about Rp8 million).

As for Core i9, Intel offers four models. However, these four models do not include the i9 Extreme that has been mentioned previously. These four types start at a price of US $ 999 or about Rp13 million for 10-core / 16-thread. The highest series sold $ 1,699 or equivalent to Rp22, 6 million for 16-core / 32-thread chips.

All new Core X desktop processors are designed to run on the Intel X299 motherboard chipset. This chipset will be out on partner products within the next few weeks along with the sales of these processors to the market. Talking about architecture, all these Core X chipsets are built on the latest version of Intel Skylake X. While the two lowest-level processors are built with Kaby Lake X architecture. Both are processors with four cores; I5-7640X and i7-7740X.

Turbo Boost technology is also updated by Intel with Turbo Boost Max 3.0. Again, this update is only done in some models of Core X processors only. Intel stressed that additional core on a particular Core X model will improve multitasking performance. While Turbo Boost Max 3.0 technology ensures each core can achieve improved performance. For the record, Intel claims that the Core X series is 10 percent faster on multithreaded performance than previous generations. This series processor is also 15 percent faster on a single thread.

In addition to announcing high-end Core X processors, Intel also gave some updates about the ranks of upcoming eighth generation of mainstream processors. The Rumours is this chipset will be called Coffee Lake.

Previously, this processor is promised to have a performance increase of 15 percent rather than the eighth generation series Kaby Lake. But yesterday Intel announced that its performance increase is even greater, up to 30 percent better than Kaby Lake. It remains unclear when this Coffee Lake chip will appear on the market.