Intel could be about to release a very expensive Core i9 CPU

Rodiano Bonacci
Mag 17, 2017

According to a leaked and blurry internal Intel presentation, which originally showed up at Anandtech forum, Intel is preparing to launch four Skylake-X SKUs, with six-, eight-, ten- and twelve-cores, all of which will be the first Core i9 processors from the company, leaving the Core i7 to Kaby Lake-X quad-core and earlier Kaby Lake CPUs high-end and gaming CPUs. Kaby Lake-X will continue to use the Core i7 naming scheme. The cache capacity of the chip is 16.5MB, which might seem small on paper but Intel has made it much more efficient.

Other Core i9 options are going to feature 6, 8 or 10 cores. These new offerings of the i7 Core lineup will fall under the Kaby Lake-X category, and they will deliver enhanced performance for a hefty premium, according to reports.

The Skylake-X processors are described as Core i9.

Yesterday, details leaked about an upcoming Intel CPU aimed firmly at professionals and seriously hardcore home users.

Core i7-7640K: 4 cores, 4 threads, 4GHz base, 4.2GHz Turbo, no Turbo Boost 3.0, 6MB of L3 cache, 16 lanes of PCIe 3.0. It supports 44 PCIe lanes, but we unfortunately don't have any word on clock speeds at this time. There's the tiniest hint of an upgrade in the i7-7740K, with its 4.3GHz base clock as opposed to the 4.2GHz base clock of the 7700K, but the Core i7-7640K isn't an i7 at all. Bear in mind that Kaby Lake-X CPUs will also have dual-channel DDR4 memory support while the Skylake-X will have full quad-channel DDR4 memory support.

An image accompanies that post which suggests that there's going to be a higher-end variant in this entire lineup which is going to include a Core i9 variant.

The next in the list are the Core i9-7900X, Core i9-7820X, and Core i9-7800X that come with lower core count of 10 cores, 8 cores, 6 cores respectively. Base clock on this CPU is 3.3 GHz and it supports Turbo 2.0 and Turbo 3.0, taking performance to a maximum 4.5 GHz. The leaks, in the form of a Microsoft PowerPoint slide reveal some of the design features that can be expected in six new Intel CPUs expected later this year. This excludes Core i9-7290X which might hit the stores in August.

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