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5 Key Features Of Intel's New Core X Platform That Raise The Bar For System Builders

Lindsey O'Donnell

Core X Models

Intel's processor lineup is led by the new Intel Core i9 processor brand, which has up to 18 cores and 36 threads and is targeted at enthusiast customers. Intel's Core i9 Extreme Edition 9-7980XE model starts at $1,999 and is targeted at advanced gaming, virtual reality and content creation.

The Core i9 family has four lower tiers of processors which range from 10-core to 16-core versions with prices from $999 to $1,699, respectively.

Intel also introduced new Core i7 X-series processors, ranging from $339 for a quad-core, eight-thread model to $599 for an eight-core, 16-thread model, and a quad-core Core i5 processor starting at $242.

 
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