Intel Core X with 18 Core Proces­sors Launch­ing on August 28


Deemed as one of the most powerful, scalable and accessible high-end desktop processor by Intel, the Core X-series, will go on sale in India and other countries across the globe on August 28.

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Intel has announced the availability of its fast 12 to 18-core processors in the Indian market to cater to the growing demand of powerful processors which can support virtual reality (VR), content creation, gaming and other demanding activities on the PC.

The 12-core processor in the ‘Core X-series’ will be available from August 28 and the 14 to 18-core processors will go on sale from September 25.

“The new X-series processor family is the ultimate platform for content creators and gamers. Multitasking becomes extreme mega-tasking with simultaneous, compute-intensive, multi threaded workloads aligned in purpose, powered by up to 18 cores and 36 threads,” Intel stated.

Intel Core™ i9-7920X, Intel Core i9-7940X, Intel Core i9-7960X and the Extreme Edition Intel Core i9-7980XE processors have been announced to be launched in markets worldwide at Computex 2017 in Taipei (Taiwan).

“With up to 68 PCIe 3.0 lanes on the platform, people have the ability to expand their systems with fast SSDs, up to four discrete GFX cards and ultrafast Thunderbolt 3 solutions,” the company added.

Intel Core X Series Processor Skus
All the new additions to the Intel Core X-Series Processor family

The company stated that content creators can expect the processor to perform 20 percent better during VR content creation and up to 30 percent faster during 4K video editing over the previous generation processors.

Gaming enthusiasts will also experience up to 30 percent faster extreme mega-tasking for gaming over the previous generation processors.

Intel is trying to go head to head with AMD over high-end processors which can help with heavy tasks such as Video editing, VR content creation and gaming.

Intel Core X-series processors with 4 to 10-cores are already available at retailers worldwide alongwith other 200 Intel X299 chipset motherboards.

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