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!