Core i9 to feature in upcoming generation of Intel processors

Leaked: Intel Skylake-X to include Core i9 processors

It appears that very soon there could be an addition to the Intel iCore processor family, according to a leaked slide published by AnandTech forum member ‘Sweepr’. Currently, the members of the family are Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 processors, which are most likely to be joined by the first high-performance Core i9 processor this summer and meant to compete with AMD’s Ryzen line.

Core i9 to feature in upcoming generation of Intel processors

If the provided image is believed to be true, the first Core i9 chips will be part of the Skylake-X family of high-end desktop PCs with models ranging from Core i9-7920X, Core i9-7900X, Core i9-7820X, and Core i9-7800X. The Core i9-7920X would be the highest end processor that has 12 cores (24 threads) and 16.5MB of on-board L3 cache. It will also support 44 PCIe lanes and have a TDP of 160W. On the other hand, the Core i9-7900X, Core i9-7820X, and Core i9-7800X will come with a lower core count of 10 cores, 8 cores, 6 cores respectively. While the 7900X has the same TDP of 160W, the other two have a TDP of 140W.

All the four chips in the Skylake-X family will support quad channel DDR4 memory clocked at 2666 MHz and will make use of the LGA 2066 socket type.

Additionally, the next generation of Intel processor is also said to have Kaby Lake-X variants, which is the “lower end” of the spectrum.

Please check the table below for more details on the line-up:

NameCores/
Threads
L3 Cache
(MB)
Base clock/
Turbo clock (GHz)
PCIe LanesSupported MemoryTDPLaunch
i7-7640K
(Kaby Lake-X)
4/464.0 /
4.2 (Turbo 2.0)
162 x DDR4-2666112W
June 2017
i7-7740K
(Kaby Lake-X)
4/884.3 /
4.5 (Turbo 2.0)
162 x DDR4-2666112W
June 2017
i9-7800X
(Skylake-X)
6/128.253.5 /
4.0 (Turbo 2.0)
284 x DDR4-2666140W
June 2017
i9-7820X
(Skylake-X)
8/16
114.3 /
4.5 (Turbo 2.0)
284 x DDR4-2666140W
June 2017
i9-7900X
(Skylake-X)
10/2013.753.3 /
4.3 (Turbo 2.0)
4.5 (Turbo 3.0)
444 x DDR4-2666140W
June 2017
i9-7920X
(Skylake-X)
12/2416.TBA44 x DDR4-2666140WAugust 2017

Currently, there is no information on the pricing or availability of the Core i9 line-up. However, we should be able to provide you more information on the same very soon, as the company is expected to unveil the Core i9 line-up on May 30th at Computex. The products are expected to be available sometime in June.

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