As fast as Core i7-6700K
A monstrous flagship
It looks like Intel is soon going to make their upcoming flagship Core i9-7980XE available. According to the latest rumors, the Core i9-7980XE features 18 cores and 36 threads, and it might be combined with 24.75 MB of L3 cache. The base clock is set to 2.60GHz which is a pretty significant step down from the Core i9-7900X's 3.3GHz. According to OverclockersUK, the upcoming chip is available for pre-order now and it should hit the streets in September or October time frame.
Tested on an ASRock Z370 Pro4
Apparently the rumor mills are going crazy when it comes to Coffee Lake and according to the latest rumors, Intel might release this upcoming series in October. Apart from that, Coffee Lake is also supposed to require a new Z370 chipset. Meanwhile more information on the performance these six-core chips are capable of achieving appears to be making it through.
We’re very much looking forward
Coffee for the win
Intel might soon be officially introducing their Coffee Lake chips but for the time being we have to still do with what information we can find out there in the web. Since there are plenty of leaks making it through on a rather regular basis that is actually not the hardest of tasks to accomplish. Meanwhile information on upcoming mobile - U-series - parts has made it through and which we’re about to share with you here.
New leak from ChipHell
10nm Ice Lake
It’s been a few years that Intel thoroughly presented a roadmap, showing what’s to come when in the foreseeable future. On of the most interesting points on the agenda is certainly Ice Lake, which is supposed to follow the 8th generation Intel Core processor family. Intel notes that the processors are "a" successor to the eighth-gen, not "the" main successor, which leaves a lot of room for speculation.
New score in Geekbench database
We have covered sofos1990 breaking records in the past and apparently the Greek overclocker did it again. This time he pushed an Intel Core i9-7960X CPU to 5.40 GHz using a Gigabyte X299 SOC Champion motherboard and liquid nitrogen cooling. The clock speed was achieved running 102 MHz BCLK and a multiplier of 54. Keep in mind that the scores done on Geekbench v3 and on Geekbench v4 are not comparable on a 1 to 1 basis.
For data center
Intel has announced new products that should help transform storage in data centers. Intel unveils three product lines; the new "Ruler" form factor SSDs, Dual Port SSDs and SATA SSDs for data centers. The most interesting part of the announcement is the upcoming Ruler SSD, which looks like a ruler but are a bit fatter.
Another unlocked Core i3?
The acclaimed launch date of Coffee Lake based CPUs is in the near future and therfore news leaks are making it through on a rather frequent basis. This time an AnandTech forum user is jumping the gun - again - posting some details on two upcoming Intel Core i3 processors. Both models should feature four cores and four threads.
Facebook Live event
On August 21st, Intel is going to unveil their eighth-generation Core CPUs, codenamed Coffee Lake. Chipzilla is going to stream the announcement live on Facebook starting at 11:00 AM CEST (8:00 AM PDT). Intel didn't provide many details on what exactly they’re going to reveal related to Coffee Lake. Nevertheless since the live stream is going to take place two days before Gamescom 2017 opens its doors to the public, we’d guess it won’t just be notebook processors we’re going to see.
Up to 18 cores
During the PC Gaming Show E3, Intel has revealed the Core X series of CPUs. While the first Kaby Lake-X and Skylake-X chips are already available since last June the flagship models will become available in October. According to the latest information, the Core i9-7980XE features 18 cores and 36 threads, and it is combined with 24.75 MB of L3 cache. The base clock is set to 2.60GHz which is a pretty significant step down from the Core i9-7940X's 3.1GHz.
Still based on socket LGA1151
First Core i3 with four cores and eight threads!
Although the acclaimed launch date of Coffee Lake based CPUs will be somewhen during the upcoming weeks news leaks are starting to make it through on a very frequent basis. This time Videocardz is jumping the gun again posting up a screenshot showcasing an Intel Core i3 processor called i3-8300 with four cores and eight threads. This could be the first quad-core Core i3 from Intel. However we believe that the microcode could be just wrong or not updated.
New monstrous flagship
It looks like Intel is going to release their upcoming flagship Core i9-7980XE in few months. According to the latest rumors, the Core i9-7980XE features 18 cores and 36 threads, and it might be combined with 24.75 MB of L3 cache. The base clock is set to 2.60GHz which is a pretty significant step down from the Core i9-7900X's 3.3GHz.
Pretty high single core clocks
Turbo boost up to 4.7GHz
Judging by the sheer number of rumors, that are surfacing these days regarding the upcoming Intel mainstream desktop processors, we’re closing in on the launch of these new parts. This time, the forum user "Sweeper" has posted details on the upcoming Core i7-8700K in different discussion boards all around the globe. According to him, his information comes from a reliable source.
According to Geekbench database
Although the acclaimed launch date will be somewhen during the upcoming weeks news leaks related to Threadripper are making it through almost every day. This time OC3D jumped the gun and they have found some leaks in the Geekbench database. Comparing the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X to the upcoming Intel Core-i9 it looks like the latter is quite a bit faster.
Still compatible with socket LGA1151
Judging by the sheer number of rumors, that are surfacing these days regarding the upcoming Intel mainstream desktop processors, we’re closing in on the launch of these new parts. This time it’s an asian website leaking information including clock speeds, TDPs and core count. The CPU-Z screenshot shows that the processors is still based on the socket LGA1151.
Let the motherboards burn
Intel has released its latest CPU price list which first shows the Core i9-7920X. According to the picture, the Core i9-7920X features 12 cores and 24 threads, and we now know it comes with 16.5 MB of L3 cache. The base clock is set to 2.9GHz which is a pretty significant step down from the Core i9-7900X's 3.3GHz base clock.