Intel Skylake X And Kaby Lake X Review, Comparison: Core i9-7900X, Core i7-7820X & Core i7-7800X Already Available For Pre-Order
Intel recently announced that they will be releasing their new line of powerful CPUs last E3. The series were introduced under the name of Skylake X and Kabylake X series. Under the Skylake X were Core i9-7900X, Core i7-7820X and the Core i7-7800X while the Kabylake X has the Core i5-7640X and Core i7-7740X.
According to Anand Tech, the revealed Skylake X series has lower prices paired with powerful specs compared to the previously launched Broadwell-E. The Intel Core i9-7900X is said to be the most powerful among the three Skylake X series being powered by a 10-core processor. The CPU’s core frequency being 3.3 GHz was said to have a maximum turbo frequency of 4.3 GHz up to 4.5 GHz.
With that said, the second in line of the Skylake X series is said to be the Core i7-7820X. The Core i7-7820X was noted to feature an 8 core processor with 16 threads. The CPU was also mentioned to have a base frequency of 3.6 GHz along with a turbo max clock of 4.5 GHz. On the other hand, the Core i7-7800X was identified to sport only six cores with a 3.5 GHz base frequency featuring 28 PCIe lanes.
Speaking of X series, it was mentioned that the Core i5-7640X and Core i7-7740X was released under the Kabylake X series. However, it was mentioned that the advantage of the Skylake X series is that they offer more PCIe 3.0 lanes to play. Yet, it was said that the move made by Intel could make developers wait for the AMD Threadripper that offers 60 PCIe lanes instead.
Furthermore, PC Gamer reported that the Skylake X and Kabylake X series has their prices already announced. Prices were said to be that the Core i5-7640X will cost $250 along with the Core i7-7740X with the price of $350. The Core i7-7800X and the Core i7-7820K were identified to cost $390 and $600, respectively. Lastly, the powerhouse Core i9-7900X is unveiled to cost $1,000.
Nonetheless, it was said that the Intel Skylake X and Kabylake X series is already available for pre-order starting today on Newegg and that the company will start holding it to be available on June 27. Yet, Intel also mentioned that they will start shipping the 12-core Core i9-7920X in August. Meanwhile, their 14-core Core i9-7940X, 16-core Core i9-7960X, and 18-core Core i9-7980XE processors are said to be released in October. Estimated prices were around $1,200 and $2,000.