The big chip manufacturer was not resting in the face of the advancement of the processors,RYZEN And will launch two series of 'Extreme' processors at the same time - in a few weeks
Last year, with the launch of the generation of HEDT processors called Broadwell-E - we got the first processor of its kind for the home market that includes no less than ten physical work cores (and 20 logics thanks to HyperThreading), after several years in which the absolute maximum was provided to us The manufacturers had eight cores. According to the same trend it seemed that we would have to wait a few more years until we got to see massive processors with an even larger amount of cores, but fortunately then came the Ryzen era of AMD - and it seems that he has indeed preyed on the cards when it comes to the pace of technological progress in this hardware market.
The rumors speak of the intentions of the red chip developer to offer us new upper market processors with 12 and even 16 processing cores, and it seems that Intel Prepares its counterattack for this show - with plans to bring us two series Processors At the same time,Skylake-X andKaby Lake(Which will help narrow the generational gap between the mainstream families and the HEDT families), which will contain four cores, six cores, eight cores, ten cores and even 12 processing cores, for anyone who wants to get the ultimate combination of dedicated programmatic processing and ready To pay the high price that would be required to do so.
One photograph sheds a new light
A new image leaked to the network purports to show us the model numbers and technical details about the new supercomputers Intel - and confirms that 12 physical processing cores (and 24 logical ones, of course) are in its design, for a launch that will probably arrive as early as the Computex exhibition that will open on May 31st. Based on the new information, you should start getting used to the Core i9 name, which will join the three old sub-series of Intel Which have accompanied us for seven product generations, and will now receive an addition that will try to demonstrate more clearly the company's progress forward (compared to treading where they felt quite a bit of consumers in the last five years, when the practical competition in the market was minimal).
Many cores, for the rich only?
The new Skylake-X family will provide us with processors Core i9 with six cores, eight cores, ten cores and 12 processing cores, one model with each array (at least for now), all with open frequency multipliers upwards for execution The fast And HyperThreading technology is enabled to obtain twice as many processing arteries in applications that have been customized. What do you think of gaming in 24 logical cores? This is something we can examine soon, for the first time.
All these new models will enjoy a memory visitor DDR4 With a high base speed of 2,666MT / s and support for four memory channels (up to 128 GB), all of which will be offered without built-in graphics cores - as is customary in the HEDT (High End Desktop) product families. The models come with six , Eight and ten cores should be available for purchase in stores at prices not yet revealed as early as next month, while the supermodel Core i9-7920X will arrive in August for all those who are willing to consider an investment of over NIS 10,000, and possibly over NIS 20,000 in their next gaming system.
Kaby Lake for maximum speed
The Kaby Lake-X family will be a somewhat strange creature in the home products landscape Intel, Which will function as a kind of easy upgrade to the existing Kaby Lake processors,Haswell Refresh we received three years ago - with a model with four physical cores and eight logical cores and another model with four physical cores and logical cores, although this time without built-in graphic cores, and based on the new platform and chipset designed for the HEDT, Basin Falls andX299 Respectively, in combination with a brand new chassis that will receive the name LGA2066.
On paper, there seems to be little difference between the Kaby Lake-X models for the Kaby Lake models that are available now, when all these models will support a pair of channels DDR4 16 and PCI-Express interfaces will be available for the peripheral connections on the motherboard (although based on different platforms and seating), but in practice a larger thermal envelope and the removal of the graphics core in the X models should allow greater flexibility in the work, which will result in maintaining higher frequencies over time And probably also potential The fast Improved both in its stability and size, so we can only hope that the price tag of these models will be as similar and as close as possible to the mainstream K models.
TheSkylake-X will be offered with a generous amount of dynamic memory channels, befitting the most expensive and advanced family of its kind, but it is worth noting that they will include more large numerical data - a thermal envelope of not less than 160 watts for models with 12 and ten processing cores, and a thermal envelope of 140 watts for octagonal and hexagonal models, as well as 44 PCI-Express arteries and 28 PCI-Express arteries for these model pairs, respectively, to support connecting a large number of M.2 drives at maximum bandwidths and creating arrays with several graphic cards Without a bottleneck and without the need for dedicated bridge chips on the motherboard.
Add to this data relatively high working frequencies of 3.3GHz as the basis for the 4.5GHz Turbo mode for the modelsSkylake-X, and between 4GHz as the base for 4.5GHz as turbo-Kaby LakeX, and you've got really intriguing products that have at least a chance to be a big and significant line in the market that has been somewhat drowsy ever since the first octagon model was launched, somewhere in the middle of 2014.
Motherboards manufacturers MSI We have already begun the task of tweaking and building the interest in future motherboards that will be based on the "X299 The new one, and we may see an official announcement a few days before the processors themselves are unveiled, while in a week or a week and a half - depending on the timing of the embargo removal of the information that Intel will decide on itself of course. Either way, one thing still remains vague - and that is the prices we expect in this new family.
In the past we saw Intel putting huge price tags for its Core X processors, but that was at a time when "AMD The coresZen And now that there seems to be a good chance that we will see 16 processors cores for the home market from the red player, it is very possible that Intel will have to cut price tags to stay in the top. After we have already seen a processor at a price of not less than 1,700 dollars, is it possible that we now see a downward trend towards the 1,000 rate, as was the case in the past? We hold our fingers to a positive answer. And you?