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Intel reveals 28-core Xeon W-3175X aimed at pro users

10 October, 2018, 00:47 | Author: Lloyd Doyle
  • Intel Announces First 9th-Generation Core Processors

Intel today officially announced the first round of 9 generation Core processors, and given all the leaks that have occurred over the past few months, there weren't too many surprises.

According to Intel's official information, the 9th generation K-series CPUs will be on retail/e-tail shelves on October 19th and reviews should be up around that date as well. Intel has also said that the all-core frequency for the i9-9900K is 400 MHz faster than the i7-8700K.

The Core i9-9900K is the flagship model from this lineup.

Intel has taken the wraps off three new 9 Gen desktop Core CPUs for gamers and mainstream users, as well as a new range of Core X-Series CPUs and also a Xeon consumer workstation CPU for extremely demanding content creators. These have up to 8 cores and 16 threads, clocked at up to 5.0 GHz. They are however still on the 14nm architecture, so there is a real sense that the industry is holding its breath in anticipation of Intel launching their 10nm Cannon lake series at some point next year. The Core i5 versions are six-core designs while the i7 and i9 jump to eight cores. The base and boost speeds are 3.7GHz and 4.6GHz respectively, and the cache comes in at 9MB. In dual-mode we have 4.8GHz, while 4-core mode hits 4.7GHz and 6/8-core mode it'll reach 4.6GHz. It includes 8 cores and 16 threads, and it's the only one of the three with hyperthreading. It's supported by the Intel C621 chipset, and can support six-channel DDR4 (maximum capacity 512GB at 2,666MHz). We don't know if this is a refresh of Skylake-X at the moment, but we are hoping to have that question answered soon.


These new chips will be the first to have hardware fixed for the Meltdown Variant 3 and L1 Terminal Fault problems, while the remaining issues are solved through software. Here's everything you need to know.

For its latest 9th Generation chips Intel is going with a soldered integrated heat spreader (IHS) - which we haven't seen since Sandy Bridge - to support greater overclocking capabilities.

A 28-core Xeon was also announced. Are any of you thinking about upgrading?

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