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Intel Core i9-7980XE is Ultimate Processor for Gaming Streaming Video Editing

Intel Core i9-7980XE offers 18 Cores and 36 Threads: A Beast is Born

Intel Core i9-7980XE  is a processor not meant for average desktops and not even high-end desktops, it is intended for enthusiasts. Most people will be happy with the Intel Kaby Lake i7- 7700K or the AMD Ryzen 7 1800X.

But if you are an enthusiast or your work need extreme performance the new Intel 18 Core and 36 Threads Core i9-7980XE is the processor you need to buy.

Intel Core i9-7980XE

Intel at Computex 2017 in Taipei, Taiwan, has just unveiled a new series of processors – Intel X Series. The series has Core i5, Core i7 and first time have a Core i9 subseries that comes with more cores and performance.

The new Intel Core i9 is best suited for people looking for multi-tasking extreme performance machine. Especially, if you want to do gaming, recording, and streaming on twitch simultaneously.

Further, Core i9-7980XE is going to speed up Video Editing, if you are a regular user of Adobe Premiere Pro or after effects it could help you render those 4K videos faster.

The announcement came ahead of AMD’s thread ripper that is touted as a 16 Core, and 32 threads processor meant for extreme computing.

Besides, the Intel Core i9 -7980XE is top of the line processor from Intel, and it costs an eye-popping $1999 or close to Rs. 1,50,000 in India. Not every Joe can have it.

Let’s look at the keys specs and features for the Intel Core i9.

For starters, the Core i9 -7980XE comes with LGA 2066 socket and is the successor to the Intel Core i7- 6950X extreme processor that was launched last year with a 10 Core and 20 threads architecture, priced at $1499.

Further, the new Core i9-7980XE is based on the 14 Nm process and also come with slightly humble variants including Core i9 -7960X, Core i9 – 7940X, Core i9 -7920X and Core-i9 7900X. In total there is 5 Core i9 processor that Intel has unveiled.

Notably, the Core i9 series starts at $999 and goes upto $1999. Also, these come with 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18 Cores.

The TDP of the Core i9 processors is much higher (140 Watts) compared to the 91 Watts on the Intel Core i7 7700K. However, the TDP is similar to the 6950X launched last year.

Apart from the Core i9 series, Intel has even launched the new Core i7 processors – Intel Core i7 7820X, 7800X and i7-7740X.

Additionally, Intel unveiled a starting range Intel Core i5-7640X. These come with clocked at 4.0 GHz with 4 Cores and 4 threads.

Please find the Core Count and threads detail for all of the processors Intel has launched.

Intel Core i9-7980XE

Noticeably, all the Core i9 processors come with a base clock speed of 3.3 GHz and go upto 4.3 GHz. Processors also support the Intel Turbo Boost 3.0.

AMD Thread Ripper Is Coming

While Intel has unveiled the new X series processor, AMD is lurking in the dark with a 16 Core processor that can be powerful as well as pocket-friendly.

Enthusiasts would be waiting for AMD announcement and a performance comparison before opening their wallets for any of these companies.

Notably, The usual Z270 motherboards will not work with new Intel chipsets; you will need an X299 motherboard make it work.

Also, Nvidia upped the Ante for laptop gaming yesterday with the new Max-Q technology. And now Intel has shared the worlds fastest desktop processor to make things more thrilling for PC Gamers.

Computex 2017, is turning out to be more interesting this year than we thought.

You May Like to Read some more related Stories: Nvidia Max-Q Tech Explained or the AMD RYZEN 7 Processor Details

Source – Intel Core i9 Extreme, official Intel Website

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  1. Hello,
    i am building a gaming rig is the following config good to go with?
    PC Configuration Graphics rig:
    Processor: Intel i7 7700k
    Processor cooler: Cooler Master hyper 212x
    Motherboard: Gigabyte Z270X-UD3
    Graphic card: Gigabyte GTX 1060 6GB
    RAM: Kingston 4 x 4GB 2400MHz
    HDD: Seagate 2 TB
    SSD: Kingston 128GB
    SMPS: Cooler Master 750 Watt
    Cabinet: Cooler master Mid tower k280

    • I think you should go for the Intel Core i5 7th gen plus a GTX 1070 that will offer better performance in gaming. Also you dont need that big SMPS can buy a 600 watts SMPS that will be good, SSD get a Samsung Evo, try getting a HAF 912 cabinet it is really spacious – what about the monitor


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