Intel’s new Core X-series processor family, believed to be the most scalable, accessible and powerful desktop platform ever, was launched yesterday at Computex.
Gregory Bryant, corporate vice-president and GM of the Client Computing Group at Intel, says the new family of processors introduces a series of firsts that reflect the extreme performance they are delivering.
“The family includes Intel’s first teraflop desktop CPUs, a prime example of just how much raw compute these processors can handle,” he says.
“We’re also introducing the entirely new Intel Core i9 processor, representing the highest performance for advanced gaming, virtual reality (VR) and content creation.
“At the top of the lineup is the new Intel Core i9 Extreme Edition processor – the first consumer desktop CPU with 18 cores and 36 threads.”
Bryant says the Core i9 is “by far the most extreme desktop processor ever introduced”.
The technology extends beyond simply offering extra cores, though. Our technologies work together to deliver extreme performance across the entire platform,” he says.
Intel has also introduced the new Intel x299 chipset, which adds more I/O and overclocking capabilities. It also announced updates to Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0, which will identify the two top performing cores and direct critical workloads to those cores for a big jump in single- or multithreaded performance.
“The possibilities with this type of performance are endless,” Bryant says. “Content creators can have fast image rendering, video encoding, audio production and real-time preview – all running in parallel seamlessly so they spend less time waiting and more time creating. Gamers can play their favourite game, while they also stream, record and encode their gameplay, and share on social media – all while surrounded by multiple screens for a 12K experience with up to four discrete graphics cards.”