HEDT

With someone in the press having broken their embargo earlier today, Intel is lifting the lid earlier than planned on their upcoming Cascade Lake-X family of processors for the high-end desktop (HEDT) market. Similar to the way Intel's Cascade Lake based Xeon Scalable processors are a further revision of their Skylake Xeons, offering clock speed increases and security fixes in hardware, the new HEDT processors will grant higher frequencies, more memory capacity, and better protection against side-channel attacks. The key numbers however are the big drop in Intel's pricing: Intel will be releasing its 18-core part, the Core i9-10980XE, for under $1000. Intel Cascade Lake-X AnandTech Cores Threads Base All Core TB2 TB3 TDP Price (1ku) Core i9-10980XE 18C / 36T 3.0 3.8 4.6 4.8 165 W $979 Core i9-10940X 14C / 28T 3.3 4.1 4.6 4.8 165 W $784 Core i9-10920X 12C / 24T 3.5 4.3 4.6 4.8 165 W $689 Core i9-10900X 10C / 20T 3.7 4.3 4.5 4.7 165 W $590 Skylake-X (previous generation) Core i9-9980XE 18C /...

Intel’s Next-Generation ‘Cascade Lake-X’ HEDT CPUs Due in October

Intel said Wednesday that its next-generation codenamed Cascade Lake-X processors for high-end desktops will be revealed next month. The company says that the new CPUs will provide a significant...

64 by Anton Shilov on 9/4/2019

GIGABYTE X299G Designare-10G Motherboard: Dual 10G Ethernet

GIGABYTE has released only a handful of its professional focused and creator-driven Designare branded motherboards, one for X299 and X399 for HEDT, as well as a Z390 version for...

5 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/14/2019

Intel Publishes Plans to Wind Down Shipments of 7th Gen Core "Skylake-X" HEDT Processors

With Intel’s announcement this week that they will be releasing a new generation of Core X-series high-end desktop (HEDT) processors this fall, the company has also begun working on...

3 by Anton Shilov on 5/31/2019

Intel to Launch New X-Series CPUs this Fall

Today at the Intel Keynote at Computex, SVP and GM Gregory Bryant announced that Intel is set to bring new X-Series CPUs to the high-end desktop (HEDT) market during...

37 by Ian Cutress on 5/28/2019

Thermalright Silver Arrow IB-E Extreme Rev. B: An Air Cooler for 320 W

Announcements of new high-performance air CPU coolers tend to get rare these days. On the one hand, many enthusiasts switched to closed loop liquid coolers in the recent years...

30 by Anton Shilov on 3/22/2019

Best CPUs for Workstations: 2019

In our series of Best CPU guides, here’s the latest update to our recommended workstation CPUs list. All numbers in the text are updated to reflect pricing at the...

33 by Ian Cutress on 3/1/2019

CES 2019: ASUS ROG Rampage VI Extreme Omega X299 Motherboard

At CES 2019 ASUS is looking to push the boundaries of Intel Skylake-X processors even further than ever before with the announcement its ROG Rampage VI Extreme Omega X299...

10 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/14/2019

The AMD Threadripper 2990WX 32-Core and 2950X 16-Core Review

If you live by the workstation, you die by the performance. When it comes to processing data, throughput is key: the more a user can do, the more projects...

169 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/13/2018

Intel Discuss Whiskey Lake-U, Amber Lake-Y, and ‘Cascade Lake-X’

From Intel’s announcements today, two new unannounced codenames come to the front of the list: Whiskey Lake and Amber Lake. These are new U-series and Y-series processors respectively, and...

16 by Ian Cutress on 6/5/2018

Best CPUs for Workstations 2017

In our series of Best CPU guides, here’s the latest update to our recommended workstation CPUs list. All numbers in the text are updated to reflect pricing at the...

3 by Ian Cutress on 10/2/2017

The Intel Core i9-7980XE and Core i9-7960X CPU Review Part 1: Workstation

The buzz since Intel announced it was bringing an 18-core CPU to the consumer market has been palpable: users are anticipating this to be Intel’s best performing processor, and...

151 by Ian Cutress on 9/25/2017

The Intel Broadwell-E Review: Core i7-6950X, i7-6900K, i7-6850K and i7-6800K Tested

What would you do with more CPU cores? This is a question I see posted from an Intel employee on a yearly basis, and it actually is a difficult...

206 by Ian Cutress on 5/31/2016

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