The 4- to 10-core Intel® Core™ X-series processors are available for pre-orders at a variety of retailers starting today and will begin shipping to consumers on June 26. This is the first set – five of the nine total SKUs – to roll out in this new family of processors.
Announced at Computex 2017, the Intel® Core™ X-series processor family is Intel’s most powerful, scalable and accessible desktop platform, offering a range of processors from 4 to 18 cores with price points to match. The new platform delivers the extreme performance to meet the processing demands for today’s enthusiasts in gaming, content creation, VR and overclocking. For example, with the 10-core processor, gain up to 14 percent faster multithread performance1 and up to 15 percent single-thread performance2 over the previous generation.
Press kit: Intel Core X-Series Processors
The SKUs available for pre-order are: Intel® Core™ i5-7640X X-series processor (MSRP: $242), Intel® Core™ i7-7740X X-series processor (MSRP: $339), Intel® Core™ i7-7800X X-series processor (MSRP: $389), Intel® Core™ i7-7820X X-series processor (MSRP: $599) and Intel® Core™ i9-7900X X-series processor (MSRP: $999). The 12-core processor is expected to start shipping in August and 14- to 18-core processors are expected to start shipping in October.
Product specifications can be found here:
- Intel® Core™ X-series processor family fact sheet
- Intel® Core™ X-series processor family product overview
1 Based on SPEC*int_rate_base2006 (n copy) comparing Intel® Core™ i9-7900X X-series processor (10C20T) vs. Intel® Core™ i7-6950X Processor (10C/20T).
2 Based on SPEC*int_rate_base2006 (1 copy) comparing Intel® Core™ i9-7900X X-series processor (10C20T) vs. Intel® Core™ i7-6950X Processor (10C/20T)
Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel microprocessors. Performance tests, such as SYSmark* and MobileMark*, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products. For more complete information about performance and benchmark results, visit http://www.intel.com/benchmarks.
Results have been estimated based on internal Intel analysis and are provided for informational purposes only. Any difference in system hardware or software design or configuration may affect actual performance.
Compute Intensive Application Performance. SPEC* CPU2000/2006 is a benchmark from the SPEC consortium that measures
device performance and throughput using compute intensive application subtests. SPECint*_base2000/2006 measures how fast
a device completes a single integer compute task. SPECint*_rate_base2000/2006 measures throughput, or how many integer
compute tasks a device can accomplish in a given amount of time. OS support: Desktop Windows*, UNIX*/Linux* and Mac* OS.
Note: Performance estimates are preliminary based on pre-silicon projections and are subject to +/- 5% error.
Intel® Core™ i7-6950X Processor (3.0GHz up to 3.5GHz, 10C/20T, 25MB, 140W TDP) measured on – Motherboard: ASRock X99M Extreme4, Memory: 4x8GB DDR4-2400, Storage: Intel 750 PCIe SSD -400GB, OS: Windows* 10 (RS2) , Graphics: Nvidia GTX 1080Ti (Driver 22.214.171.12405), BIOS:BIOS P3.20 , Intel® Turbo Boost Max Driver Version 126.96.36.1999, System Power Management Policy: Balanced
Intel Core™ i9-7900X Processor (3.3GHz up to 4.5GHz, 10C/20T, 13.75MB, 140W TDP) estimated based on pre-production system measurements, with Memory: 4ch DDR4-2666, Storage: Intel® PCIe SSD, and OS: Windows* 10 (RS2)