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28-Core, 56-Thread 5GHz Core-X CPU Unveiled By Intel

At Intel’s press conference at Computex they were not just showing off their Limited Edition Core i7-8086K processor, they had something for high-end desktop (HEDT) users as well. This came in the form of a 28-core, 56-thread, 5.0 GHz Core-X processor.

This is going to be one beast of a chip, even compared to Intel’s Core i9-7980XE 18-core 36-thread processor. So this new processor will have 10 more cores along with higher clocks.

Intel ran the chip through Cinebench R15, a benchmark that we also use in our processor reviews. It scored 7334, this is compared to the 3391 of the Core i9-7980XE and the 1434 of the Core i7-8700K in our testing.

We are not sure what package this chip will come in. It is doubtful that it will be LGA2066, so it looks like we will have a new slew of Intel HEDT motherboards to accompany this chip.

This chip is setup to compete with AMD’s ThreadRipper 2 chips, which have yet to be shown. Intel says this chip will be released in Q4 of this year. No word on pricing, but considering the Core i9-7980XE launched at $1999, expect this CPU to break that bank!

Bob Buskirk
the authorBob Buskirk
About 10 years of computer experience. Been messing around with electronics since I was 5, got into computers when I was in highschool, been modding them ever since then. Very interested in how things work and their design.
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