Intel Core i9-7920X with twelve cores will be available on August 28

Intel has announced that the Core i9-7920X with twelve cores will be released on August 28. The i9-7940X, i9-7960X and i9-7980XE, with fourteen, sixteen and eighteen cores respectively, will be available from September 25.

Intel has officially announced the release dates including all specifications, although the full specifications of Intel’s Core X-Series already appeared online at the end of July via a leaked image, which now appears to be authentic. The image already showed that the Core i9-7980XE will have a clock speed of 2.6GHz. The Euro prices of the processors have not yet been announced.

Intel unveiled the X-Series of processors for the hedt platform in late May, but then released only the type names and number of cores of the top four Skylake-X processors. With this platform, Intel is targeting gamers, VR users, overclockers and graphics professionals. It concerns seven processors of the Skylake-X generation and two chips based on Kaby Lake-X. The Kaby Lake-X and Skylake-X processors with 4, 6, 8 or 10 cores have been on sale since June 26.

AMD announced its first two Ryzen Threadripper processors last week to compete with Intel’s high-end CPUs. The Threadripper 1950X has 16 cores and 32 threads with a speed of 3.4GHz and boost to 4GHz. The cheaper 1920X has 12 cores and 24 threads and runs at 3.5GHz with a boost to 4GHz as well. AMD is asking $999 and $799 respectively for the processors that come out in August.

Processor Architecture C/T Clockspeed/turbo2/turbo3 L3 cache Pcie-lanes Mem. Tdp Price
Core i9-7980XE Skylake-X 18/36 2.6GHz/4.2GHz/4.4GHz 24.75MB 44 ddr4-2666 165W $1999
Core i9-7960X Skylake-X 16/32 2.8GHz/4.2GHz/4.4GHz 22MB 44 ddr4-2666 165W $1699
Core i9-7940X Skylake-X 14/28 3.1GHz/4.3GHz/4.4GHz 19.25MB 44 ddr4-2666 165W $1399
Core i9-7920X Skylake-X 12/24 2.9GHz/4.3GHz/4.4GHz 16.5MB 44 ddr4-2666 140W $1199
Core i9-7900X Skylake-X 10/20 3.3/4.3/4.5GHz 13.75MB 44 ddr4-2666 140W $999
Core i7-7820X Skylake-X 8/16 3.6GHz/4.3/4.5GHz 11MB 28 ddr4-2666 140W $599
Core i7-7800X Skylake-X 6/12 3.5/4.0GHz/- 8.25MB 28 ddr4-2400 140W $389
Core i7-7740X Kaby Lake X 4/8 4.3/4.5GHz/- 8MB 16 ddr4-2666 112W $339
Core i5-7640X Kaby Lake X 4/4 4.0/4.2GHz/- 6MB 16 ddr4-2666 112W $242