The announcement at Computex of Intel’s Basin Falls platform, with its X299 chipset and Core X-Series processors, was not a surprise. However, what was a surprise was the announcement at E3 in early June that the processors would release this month. So here you have it, access to 4, 6, 8, and 10 core processors available from Monday the 26th June.

Core X-Series Lineup

Intel Core X-Series features

  • Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0

    Identifies the two fastest cores on the processor die to provide improved single threaded performance on X-series processors. The driver provided along with the feature allows end users to direct workloads to the fastest core by setting priority to preferred applications.

  • Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0

    Dynamically increases the processor’s frequency, as needed, by taking advantage of thermal and power headroom when operating below specified limits.

  • Intel Hyper-Threading Technology

    Delivers two processing threads per physical core. Highly threaded applications can get more work done in parallel, completing tasks sooner.

i5-7640X i7-7740X i7-7800X i7-7820X i9-7900X
Cores 4C/4T 4C/8T 6C/12T 8C/16T 10C/20T
Base Clock 4.0 GHz 4.3 GHz 3.5 GHz 3.6 GHz 3.3 GHz
Turbo Clock 4.2 GHz 4.5 GHz 4.0 GHz 4.3 GHz 4.3 GHz
TurboMax Clock N/A N/A N/A 4.5 GHz 4.5 GHz
L2 Cache 256 KB per core 1 MB per core
L3 Cache 6 MB 8 MB 8.25 MB 11 MB 13.75 MB
PCIe Lanes 16 28 44
Memory Channels 2 4
Memory Freq DDR4-2666 DDR4-2400 DDR4-2666


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