January 20, 2018

What You Need to Know About Intel Core i9-7900X processor New Monster?

Earlier this month, Intel released its beastly Core i9-7900X processor, the first model in Core i9 family. And this latest flagship of Intel’s high-end consumer computer processor took PC enthusiastic by storm. A PC enthusiastic or not, you, too, were probably hit by this storm -unless you are a Martian.

Maybe you tried to do some research to find out what is so new and interesting about this new high-end microprocessor. But the articles were too tech-geeky that made you dead-bore and you were left with no other choice but to end your quest.

I know the pain. I felt it too. Since I had an honorable duty to do (writing this informative blog for you guys), I had no other choice but keep my search on. I tried my best to put all the informations in simple terms.

Let's do it simpleYou won’t find meticulous details and tech-savvy terminologies, but straight forward information that you need, if you are planning to upgrade your PC.

So, let’s begin.

Core i9-7900X Variants and Specifications
Core i9-7900X is the first model in Core i9 family. It set a new benchmark in Intel’s PC processors. This new generation of processors is called Intel's X-series
Core i9-7900x is the first model in this series with a frequency of 3.3 (GHz) and 10/20 (cores/thread) as compared to Core i7 7820X 3.6 (GHz), 8/16 (cores/threads)
Intel announced that it would release total five models for Core i9 family. With 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18 cores. The remaining four models Core i9-7920X (12 core), Core i9-7940X (14 cores), Core i9-7960X (16 cores) and Core i9-7980XE (18 cores) are planned to be released later in this year. Core i9-7920X will be released in August while remaining three models will not be released until October
Core i9-7980XE Extreme Edition will set a new benchmark in consumer computer processor speed with 18/36 (cores/thread). It is the first consumer chip to works in teraflop-speed. Undoubtedly, it will be the most powerful consumer processor of the time

As by now, you have probably guessed it right that these microprocessors will set your computer’s speed as of The Flash’s. But what other features these high-powered processors will have besides ludicrous speed. More cores mean more tasks your computer can simultaneously handles without compromising the speed. We are not talking about usually multi-tasking that an average user does, like opening a browser with a media player in the background. But the tasks that need rigorous amount processing energy. Such as playing games while streaming it live on social media.

Now let’s talk about costs that you will have to pay to possess such a fast processor

You certainly don’t get better features without paying some extra bucks. But in this case, it is big-extra bucks.

Comparing to Core i7 7820X which is available for $599, Core i9-7900X costs $999. And Core i9-7980XE Extreme Edition will be selling for a whopping $1,999. The other three models Core i9-7920X, Core i9-7940X, Core i9-7960X will be available for $1,199, $1,399 and $1,699 respectively.

motherboard x299Another thing which would increase the cost is that you will have to buy a brand-new motherboard to house any X-series processor.

All the models of Core i9 are based on Skylake-X architecture. This means none of these models are compatible with old mother-boards. Motherboard that is compatible with Core i9 is called X299. And make no mistake, these chipsets will be expensive as well.

For example, ASUS PRIME X299-DELUXE is pre-order on Amazon for $489.99. So, the final question is who is this monster for. Certainly, not for an average user who uses computer for checking mail, watching YouTube videos, doing tweets and some other tasks that don’t need powerful machines. But those who do heavy multitasking on their machines, such as video editing. And specially, for game enthusiastic.

What do you think about this ludicrous fast and extremely powerful chip? Will you buy it? Let us know in the comment.

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