In this episode of our weekly tech podcast we talk about our reviews of Intel's 16 and 18 core i9-7960X and i9-7980XE, details on our Ultimate RGB build, NVIDIA's upcoming GTX 1070 Ti and more!
- CES 2018
Back when Intel announced their Core-X Series high-end desktop (HEDT) processors one really stood out. It was at the top of the product stack, having more cores and threads than any other Intel consumer desktop processor before it and with its price tag it is the most expensive Intel consumer desktop processor as well. The processor I am talking about is of course the Core i9-7980XE. It is Intel's flagship Core-X series processor packing in 18-cores, 36-threads with 27.45 MB of L3 cache. The chip has a base clock of 2.6 GHz with a boost clock of 4.2 GHz, and two cores reaching up to 4.4 GHz with the new Turbo Boost 3.0 technology. This chip like the 14 and 16 core chips in the Core-X series has a higher TDP of 165W. If you are building an X299 system this will be the ultimate processor to get, but is it worth its $1999 price tag? Read on as we find out!
When Intel announced their Core-X Series parts they really surprised us by announcing an 18-core, 38-thread monster in the Core i9-7980XE. Well it seems that consumers will not be able to get their hands on this $1999 processor till at least 2017, if not early 2018.