Thursday, July 19, 2018

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New Leaked Roadmap Reveals Intel Cascade Lake-X

Intel's latest desktop client-platform roadmap has been leaked to the web. It reveals the names as well as timelines of the company's upcoming product lines. To start out with Intel will upgrade its Core X high-end desktop (HEDT) product line in Q4 of 2018.

Intel Core i7-7740X

Intel Core i7-7740X Processor Review

Just the other day we published our review of Intel's Core i9-7900X Skylake-X processor. It was our first review of a processor in Intel's new Core X Series, and now today we have the Core i7-7740X Kaby Lake-X processor. This processor is based on a different micro-architecture than the other processors that sit above it in Intel's X Series product stack. With the i7-7740X you have Kaby Lake cores and it is the first time we've seen Intel launch two generations of processors at the same time (Kaby Lake-X / Skylake-X). The i7-7740X is a quad-core processor with a base clock speed of 4.3 GHz, boosts up to 4.5 GHz, 8 MB of cache, 16 PCI-Express lanes, and a 112W TDP. Intel is pricing this processor at only $339, not a bad price to get into Intel's HEDT platform. If you are building a new system should you be looking at the Core i7-7740X? Read on as we find out!

Intel Core i9-7900X 10-Core Processor

Intel Core i9-7900X 10-Core Processor Review

2017 will go down as one of the more interesting years in the CPU market. AMD released their Ryzen CPUs earlier this year and now Intel has the brand new Core X Series, which is solely aimed towards gamers and enthusiast. This high-end desktop (HEDT) series is quite interesting as when completely released there will be a total of nine processors, stating with a quad-core Core i5 ($242) and going all the way up to a 18-core Core i9 ($1999). Another new thing we are seeing here is the Core i9 Series, which is reserved for the highest-end Intel processors. Intel will release five out of the nine Core X Series processors on June 26th, and today we have the Core i9-7900X up for review. This processor right now is the current flagship until the other processors come out, and it is quite a beast! Rocking 10-cores, 20-threads, a 3.3 GHz base clock, max Turbo Boost 3.0 of 4.5 GHz, 13.75 MB of cache, 44 PCI-Express lanes, and a TDP of 140 watts. You get all of this for $999. Let's jump in and see what the i9-7900X is all about!

Thermaltake Core X31 Case

Thermaltake Core X31 Case Review

Thermaltake introduced their Core X Series back in January at CES. The case that really eclipsed the others out of the series was the Core X71 full tower, but let's face it, most people do not have the need to such a large case. For most of us we want a mid tower that has ample space inside, great cooling support, and looks pretty good. Well look no further as today we have Thermaltake’s Core X31. This mid tower has room inside for long graphics cards and power supplies, two 360 mm radiators, tall CPU coolers and much more. The motto of the Core X Series is “Your Build. Our Core” and Thermaltake really stands behind this as the internal components of the case can be removed if you don’t plan on using them. Let's jump in and see if the Core X31 is the perfect mid tower for you!

Thermaltake Core X71 Case

Thermaltake Core X71 Case Review

Thermaltake’s Core series has been a huge success for Thermaltake since launching last year at CES. The whole motto of the Core X series is “Your Build. Our Core” which means that each of the cases in the Core X Series can be designed to fit your specific needs. The brand new Core X71 definitely fits that description as it has a internal modular design and it is one of the largest Thermaltake Cases that we’ve ever reviewed! Being a full tower it has room inside for multiple long graphics cards, two power supplies, over 5 hard drives, and lots, I mean lots of room for cooling! As far as water cooling support you have room for a 480 mm and two 360 mm radiators installed at the same time. This case also has room for a total of 11 140 mm fans too! As you can imagine you can put together a pretty extreme system with this case so let’s take a look!

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