Intel responds to AMD Ryzen
Earlier this week a leak revealed a line up of new Intel workstation processors. These new processors are to be called Core i9. The Core i9 will be a high performing part slipping into the current line up above the Core i7 processors and possibly replacing the Extreme processors in the process.
The Intel Core i9 Processors will launch alongside new x299 chipset motherboards and 2666mhz quad channel DDR4 ram. The x299 platform also comes with 44 pci-e lanes, 10 usb 3 ports and 8 SATA ports.
Intel Core i9 Processors are due to launch at Computex 2017 which runs from the end of May into June.
The leaked details of the 4 new processors are below.
Intel Core i9 Line-up
It will be interesting to see at what price points they hit and how competitively priced they will be compared to the AMD Ryzen equivalents. Personally I would expect the Core i9’s to be rather pricey to be honest – especially as they are going to require x299 chipset motherboards and 2666mhz quad channel ddr4 ram.
I think the i9 7920x looks to be a monster of a processor. Especially for those of you doing content creation such as 3d drawing, CAD or video editing. Can’t wait to get my hands on an i9-7920x.
I am curious to know if these processors have been sitting by the wayside over in Intel land biding their time. Now that AMD Ryzen has launched and we have some competition and choice in the desktop CPU market Intel has seen fit to launch the Core i9. I wonder how long we would have been waiting for the Core i9 if AMD had either not launched Ryzen or if Ryzen had turned out to be another Bulldozer.
Competition is good.