Full official specifications revealed for Intel’s Skylake-X Intel Core i9, i7 and i5 processors

Last month, Videocardz leaked the specifications for Intel’s Skylake-X Intel Core i9, i7 and i5 processors. And today, Intel has official revealed the specs for these upcoming CPUs. According to the press release, the Intel Core X-series processor family is described as the most powerful, scalable and accessible high-end desktop platform1 offered by Intel, designed to deliver the performance needed to meet extreme computing demands for virtual reality (VR), content creation, gaming and overclocking.

Going into more details, Intel will release nine Skylake-X processors. Below you can find an image detailing their specs.

As we’ve already stated back in July, the Intel Core i9 7920X will have 12 CPU cores and will support 24 threads via Hyper Threading, will be clocked at 2.9Ghz, will be turbo-boosted to 4.4Ghz, will feature 44 PCIe lanes and will be priced at $1199.

The Intel Core i9 7940X will have 14 CPU cores and will support 28 threads via Hyper Threading, will be clocked at 3.1Ghz, will be turbo-boosted to 4.4Ghz, will feature 44 PCIe lanes and will be priced at $1399.

Intel Core i9 7960X will be the second high-end CPU, featuring 16 CPU cores and and supporting 32 threads via Hyper Threading, will be clocked at 2.8Ghz, will be turbo-boosted to 4.4Ghz, will feature 44 PCIe lanes and will be priced at $1699.

The Intel Core i9 7980XE will be Intel’s most powerful CPU, offering 18 CPU cores and and supporting 36 threads via Hyper Threading, will be clocked at 2.6Ghz, will be turbo-boosted to 4.4Ghz, will feature 44 PCIe lanes and will be priced at $1999.

Last but not least, Intel revealed the release dates for its four more powerful CPUs. The 12-core Intel Core X-series processor will be available starting on August 28th, and 14- to 18-core Intel Core X-series processors will be available starting September 25th.

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