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Intel Core i9 – The latest beast to pump your PC!

The wait is over! Intel has come up with their newest and most powerful consumer processor “Intel Core i9” , mesmerizing the techies all over the world. Though the price is a bit high, they have added some lucrative features to this processor when compared with the previous ones in the Core X series.

This time the processor consist of 18-cores (in addition to 10,12,14,16 Core versions) and 36 threads which could be considered as a huge success in terms of performance. Could you even imagine what kind of things you can do if you have one? To put that into perspective, you could watch videos or play games in 4K while broadcasting them in HD with an Intel Core i9-7900X processor.

Summarized specs:

Processor Number i9-7900X
Threads 36
Cache 13.7 MB L3
Max memory size 128GB
Price $1,999 (18 core)

Now let’s quickly go through some advantages and disadvantages of the Core i9 processor as of now.

Advantages

  • CPU can handle more tasks at once since the number of cores has increased.
  • 15% faster than the previous processors.
  • CPU can temporarily increase power for short bursts without overheating because of the Turbo Boost 3.0
  • TS13X, the newest cooling system which has been introduced by Intel keeps the chip’s temperature under control.

Disadvantages

  • Cost is high compared with other processors in the Core X series.
  • At the moment this is not available for laptops or any other device apart from desktops.

As you can notice, keeping the cost and availability aside, having a Core i9 will get your work done quite easily even if you are a heavy user.

When compared with its competitors, Intel seems to have won yet again against AMD with the Intel Core i9 processor. AMD rolled out 16-core Threadripper CPU which was considered as the best processor for this year. However, Intel’s Core i9 processor beats the 16-core Threadripper and is also taking on the AMD’s new high-performance Ryzen chips.

Although it’s not officially revealed yet Intel is working on eighth generation “Coffee-lake ” Core i-series CPUs which is speculated to be 30 percent faster than seventh-generation processors.
And If you are low on budget, there’s a good news. The 10 core version of Core i9 processors is available for just $999 (about 160,000 LKR) for everyone who can’t afford an 18 core version. All in all, Intel Core i9 seems to be a promising

All in all, Intel Core i9 seems to be a promising high-end processor that is beyond the expectation of any user. It outperforms its competition and will soon be adopted by consumers around the globe with its X series processor line.

References

https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/30/intel-core-i9-extreme/
https://hothardware.com/news/intel-core-i9-7980xe-18-core-monster-cpu-reportedly-scheduled-for-later-this-year

         

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