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News Intel announces X-series family with 36-thread Core i9 flagship

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 30 May 2017.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. Wakka

    Wakka Yo, eat this, ya?

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    Guru3D has a slide with all pricing information. 8c/16t is $599 for 140w TDP... Good luck Intel.
     
  3. Corky42

    Corky42 What did walle eat for breakfast?

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    So are i9's little more than rebranded Xeons?
     
  4. Anfield

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    Yep, unlocked Xeons sold as Desktop chips.
     
  5. Pete J

    Pete J RIP Teelzebub

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    Wow. It's not only the top end GPUs seeing prices increase to astronomical levels. I know CPUs are ultimately a luxury item, but £1554 before taxes? How much did the i7 980x cost when it came out? *Googles* Ah, $999.
     
  6. Anfield

    Anfield Well-Known Member

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    The $1000 Cpu has gained 4 cores (and a couple other upgrades) though since then:

    6 cores:
    i7 980x - i7 990x - i7 3970x- i7 4960x
    8 cores:
    i7 5960x - i7 6900k
    10 cores:
    i9 7900X

    So technically you do get more for the money, of course if its enough of an upgrade considering that $1000 for a cpu has always been absurd is a different topic.
     
  7. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    The HEDT stuff pretty much always has been...
     
  8. Guest-56605

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    I see the 1151 chips are still only quad cores though...

    Intel would have made a killing I suspect irrespective of price with hex core 1151's.
     
  9. edzieba

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    I'm not sure they would: the enthusiast consumer market has bought the more cores = more better line , but for Intel's bread & butter markets of OEM and enterprise aren't going to be convinced unless more cores actually make their workloads faster. And for those that do, it would start cannibalising HEDT sales.

    The interesting thing here is the availability of cut-price MCC dies. You normally don't see these outside of E5-2xxx/4xxx series Xeons (or the stratospheric E7- series).
     
  10. Wakka

    Wakka Yo, eat this, ya?

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    According to TPU all these will use Skylake/Kabylake style TIM, instead of being soldered like Ryzen...

    Those TDP values just got even more scary.
     
  11. Anfield

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    Crippled PCIe lanes on the 4 to 8 core ones, shite TIM across the range and £400+ mainboards.

    Ripper can't kick Intel in the butt soon enough.
     
  12. Assassin8or

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    The Intel pricing structure is ambitious. Given the noises that AMD's been making about being the good value proposition I expect that most of the threadripper line-up will fall in below the $1000 mark.

    Intel still seem to be in the mindset that they can't price these processors too low else they'll cannibalise their single socket Xeon sales so have set the prices pretty sky high but if AMD massively undercut them again they will significantly lose out in the HEDT space too.
     

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