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Why Intel needs a six-core mainstream CPU

Why Intel needs a six-core mainstream CPU

The news that has leaked out in advance of Computex is that Intel will update HEDT to use Skylake with a new CPU socket and chipset under the name Core i9. However this is a minor revision from LGA2011-3 and we hear from cooler company Noctua that existing coolers can be used on the new platform without the need for any adapters.

It will be interesting to see if the Core i7 family continues as an upper middle class of processors with the i9 family replacing it's current standing or if the new processors will be priced like high end Xeons.

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Along with these, there are Core i7 processors in the line. The most note-worthy model is the i9-7920X Skylake-X processor with 12/24 core variants. These are based on the Kaby Lake-X architecture.

In short, you can expect Intel to pitch the i9-7820X against the Ryzen 7 1800X, the i9-7800X against the Ryzen 7 1700X, and the i7-7740K against the Ryzen 5 CPUs for the gaming enthusiast crowd. The former has 10 hyper-threaded cores while the latter has 12 cores. The Core i7-6800K will set you back £400 on its own; you'll then need a quad-channel memory kit and a more expensive motherboard, plus there are very limited choices when it comes to micro-ATX and mini-ITX LGA2011-v3 motherboards. This chip was benchmarked against Intel's 10C/20T offering in the Core i9-7900X with its 3.3/4.0GHz base/boost clocks with 13.75MB of L3 cache, and the same PCIe lanes and TDP. For according to an internal documentation outlining its future chip releases that got leaked online, Intel has some heavy duty chipsets in the making that could unsettle AMD's Ryzen range. As for the prices, we will still have to wait for the official announcement.

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It's not clear if Intel plans to stick with a "good, better, best" scheme, with what would have previously been a Core i3 becoming a Core i5, a Core i5 becoming a Core i7, and a Core i7 becoming a Core i9, or if Intel plans to keep the Core i3 around while introducing the Core i9 as a sort of "extreme" product tier.

So what does this mean for PC users, workstation jockeys and video editors? Its base clock speed is 4 GHz while there would be 6MB of L3 cache. Admittedly, that's where the Core i7-6800K comes in, as it doesn't have enough PCI-E lanes to provide full bandwidth to more than one card. The Core i9-7920X, however, is slated for an August release. Unfortunately, its clock frequencies have not been leaked as of yet. We can only hope it's unlocked.

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The North's KCNA news agency said Sunday's launch tested its capability to carry a "large-size heavy nuclear warhead." The U.N. The Security Council has approved six increasingly tougher sanctions resolutions following its nuclear and missile tests.


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