Intel announces new Intel Core X-series processor family


At Computex, Intel has unveiled the Intel Core X-series processor family which includes Intel’s first teraflop desktop CPUs.
The chip manufacturer is also introducing entirely new Intel Core i9 processors, representing the highest performance for advanced gaming, 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.
According to Intel, this is by far the most extreme desktop processor ever introduced. With such a wide range of options and price points to match, the new Intel Core X-series processor family delivers the most scalable and accessible desktop platform for the enthusiast community.
“More than just offering extra cores, however, our technologies work together to deliver extreme performance across the entire platform. Along with this family of processors, we’re introducing the new Intel x299 chipset, which adds even more I/O and overclocking capabilities. And, we are announcing updates to Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0, which will now identify the two top performing cores and direct critical workloads to those cores for a big jump in single- or multithreaded performance, “ says Gregory Bryant, corporate vice president and general manager of the Client Computing Group at Intel Corporation.
The possibilities with this type of performance are endless. 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 favorite game, while they also stream it, record and encode their gameplay, share on social media – all while surrounded by multiple screens for a 12K experience and using up to four discrete graphics cards.
Intel partners are rolling out new Intel X299 chipset-based motherboards and complete desktop systems and consumers can look forward to getting their hands on the Intel Core X-series processor family in the coming weeks.
“The all new Intel Core X-series platform is a powerful addition to our product lineup, but it’s by no means the only news we have at Computex. I’m also fortunate enough to introduce several other major Intel advances, spanning everything from the cloud to IoT and more,” adds Gregory.
Intel is also sharing more details on availability for the Intel Compute Card, which offers the capabilities of a full computer but in the size of a credit card. The applications are endless – from smart screens, interactive appliances, smart factories and more – and it’s a perfect complement to everything else we are doing to bring more compute power and connectivity into the home and beyond.
Intel is also pushing VR forward more with a new collaboration with HTC. Intel will be working together to leverage Intel’s WiGig technology to create a VR accessory that allows Vive customers to get high-fidelity, low latency, immersive VR experiences without the wire.