This has been a great year for CPUs, with AMD winning the supremacy after the release of Ryzen. However, this is not over yet. Intel, their competitors, did not give up and announced the launch of a new line of CPUs. The first one, Skylake-X, will enter the market in June.
Intel offers tough competition to AMD
Everything started when Intel posted a picture which presented the manufacturing details of the new Skylake-X series. What made fans even more excited was the fact that the i9 series promises to conquer Ryzen. The first CPU in the series starts with a hexacore/12 threaded i9-7800X. This is only the beginning, as the list goes all the way up to a 12 core/24 threaded i9-7920X.
Intel also thought of those who cannot afford something much too sophisticated. Therefore, they increased the L2 cache available to 1 MB per core. Also, i7-7700K will upgrade to i7-7740K, but none of the other CPUs will feature less than 6 cores.
It seems like Intel have prepared to combat AMD’s supremacy and bring some worthy competitors against Ryzen. Therefore, i9-7820X fights against Ryzen 7 1800X, i9-7800X against Ryzen 7 1700X, and i7-7740X against Ryzen 5. This should help hardcore gamers know the similarities and capabilities of the CPUs and find out which they want to choose.
The rumors are not official yet
Moreover, rumors indicate that the chips for Skylake-X will also support a memory of DDR4-2666 MHz, which is somehow expectable. However, note that nothing mentioned above is official yet. Intel has not confirmed any of the information, but they will probably do it soon.
It sounds like a great idea to develop a 12 core CPU. However, it might not turn out affordable for everyone, so the 6 core and 8 core CPUs will probably remain the main choices of the gamers. All the rumors will be confirmed (or infirmed) during the future events and conferences that Intel will be a part of, such as the PC Gaming Show at E3.
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