The first consumer desktop CPU will sport an 18 core and 36 threads which will give a drastic boost in performance. The 4 core models, the i5-7640X and the i7-7740X - are built on Kaby Lake X, while the rest of the range are built on an upgraded Skylake X architecture. It only has four cores and no Hyper-Threading, just like current-gen mainstream i5 chips. It has high-speed storage, graphics cards, and other perks. It's priced at a reasonable $242. AMD is about to bring their own high-end 16-core and 32-thread Ryzen line called the "Threadripper" later in 2017. It will improve multitasking and also single-thread operations.
The price for this chipset rises to $1,999, and from what it seems the 7980XE model is not a chip that would fit into an average-looking desktop. Partially, that's because the rise of ultraportables and convertible laptops have shifted its focus away from delivering as much computing power as possible, to offering a reasonable amount of processing power efficiently.
The full X-Series lineup.
When intel is introducing new chips, Some other reports are claiming that Samsung could Beat Intel and Become World's Biggest Chipmaker in Q2.
That's a huge generational improvement, but of course, there are footnotes to consider. Intel says these chips are intended for gamers who want to play, livestream, and record their gameplay at high resolution.
It's a massive development if it's true that Intel is almost doubling the core count from its previous flagship, the Core i7-6950X, which has 10 cores, and that's just from one generation to the next. Of course, all X-Series CPUs are unlocked for easy overclocking.
On stage today at Computex in Taipei, Intel not only unveiled its high-end "Extreme" edition Core X series processors. To the former's credit, Intel has once again upped the ante in terms of power, likely making it the preferred choice for professionals whether they are working in technical industries or creating streams on Twitch or YouTube. Reports indicate that the Intel i9 processor would come in many variants.