​Forget the Core  i7, Intel just unveiled Core  i9


For so many years, Intel has introduced new generations of their CPU but one thing always remained constant, the highest core was in the i7 naming format. 

The company decided to switch things up this year, meet the Core  X series and with it comes the Core i9. The series – which is based on the Basin Falls platform- will have total of nine iterations being launched this year.  Hyper Threading (HT) technology has been in thus CPUs to double the thread count. Let’s start with the core i5. 
The specs of the Core i5-7640X include

  • has 4 cores with no Hyper-Threading. 
  • 4.0GHz base and Turbo Boosts up to 4.2GHz. 

  • costs $242.
    There is also the Core i7-7740X

  • has 4 cores and 8 threads with HT. 

  •  4.3GHz base and Turbo Boosts up to 4.5GHz.

  •  priced at $339.
    On to the Skylake-X series, we have the Core i7-7740X 

  • has 6 cores and 12 threads with HT. 

  • 3.5GHz base and Turbo Boosts up to 4.0GHz.

  • priced at $389
    We also have the Core i7-7820X 

  • 8 cores and 16 threads with HT. 

  • 3.6GHz speed and Turbo Boosts up to 4.3GHz

  • support Intel Turbo Boost 3.0, boosts to 4.5GHz.  

  • priced at $599.
     Saving the best for last, we have the Core i9-7900X

It will have 

  • 10 cores
  • 20 threads with Hyper Thread (HT) 

  • 3.3GHz base clock speed

  •  4.3GHz Turbo Boost 2.0 clock speed

  •  4.5GHz Turbo Boost 3.0 clock speed.

  •  cost $999.

  • The remaining 4 CPUs are all Core i9s but they are yet to be fully unveiled. Intel only gave out their model numbers and prices details. 

     i9-7920X, i9-7940X, i9-7960X, and i9-7980XE

    Their prices are $1199, $1399, $1699, and $1999 respectively.