Back at Computex earlier this year Intel unveiled their upcoming Core i9 X-series of processors, the flagship of which is the i9 Extreme Edition, which is the first 18-core processor for desktops.
Today Intel revealed some specifications about that CPU, the 18-core i9-7980XE.
Intel revealed that this process will feature a 2.6GHz base speed, a 4.2GHz Turbo Boost 2.0 clock speed.
And that can be increased with Turbo Boost 3.0, which will boost the speed further to up to 4.4GHz.
Of course, the base clock speed isn’t that impressive, however, the boost clock speed is really where it counts as these speeds will kick in when you really need the computing power.
They also revealed the details for the other processors in the i9 X-series.
The 16-core model will have speeds of between 2.8GHz and 4.4GHz and the 14-core version will have from 3.1GHz clock speeds, the reason that gets higher with fewer cores is simply due to heat issues, which could be solved with some other computing accessories.
We don’t know much more than that yet, however, we expect to hear more before their launch.
The 14 and 18 core versions of the i9 processor will be available on September 25th and the 12-core version will be available from August 28th.