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Intel Core i9-7980XE 18-core processor revealed, to be available from September 25th


The American tech giant – Intel Corporation (INTC) has confirmed its 8th Generation Core Processors to hit the marketplace on 21st of this month via Facebook Live. Codenamed “Coffee Lake,” Intel’s 8th generation Core processors and its associated architecture will be launched on August 21st, at 8:00 am PDT (8:30 pm IST), and the launch event will be streamed live to the audience via Facebook Live. On Tuesday, in an official event, the American Multinational announced the official opening of its 8th-generation “Coffee Lake” processors on 21st August – the same day when a total solar eclipse will cast its shadow all through the United States.

The eighth-gen Coffee Lake chips of Intel are programmed using a modernised version of the firm’s 14nm process technology for a record fourth time, Earlier, companies like Broadwell, Skylake, and Kaby Lake architectures have followed the same track of revising their process tech for developing better chip, and Intel is also following the same footstep. As claimed by Intel, the 8th-gen Core chips will be up to 30% speedier than the modern-day’s Kaby Lake processors, installed in some applications. In its official teaser, Intel has confirmed that its 8th generation Core processors will be “blazing fast” and will deliver unbeatable speed.


Apart from the launch details of the 8th generation core processor, Intel also has officially revealed the full specification details and launch dates for its top-end Core i9 X-series desktop processors. As declared by Intel, with features like the base speed of 2.9GHz, a peak speed of 4.3 GHz on all cores, and 16.5MB of cache memory, the 12-core/ 24-thread Core i9-7920X will hit the commercial market on 28th August. Likewise, the 14-core i9-7940X, 16-core i9-7960X, and flagship 18-core i9-7980XE, with specs like base/boost speeds are 2.9/4.3GHz, 3.1/4.3GHz, 2.8/4.2GHz, and 2.6/4.2GHz respectively and cache memory of19.25MB, 22MB and 24.75MB respectively, will be launched on September 25.

All the four forthcoming Core i9 parts can lift up their speeds up to 4.4GHz on one or two cores following the demand of the workload. Moreover, the official RAM support can go up to quad-channel DDR4-2666 for each core. All four modules also share the same 165W TDP and 44 PCIe lanes. The i9-7920X is expected to come with a price tag of $1199 (around Rs. 76,362), while the i9-7980XE may cost you a whopping $1999 or approximately Rs. 1,27,313.