Filtration has enabled us to know the complete specifications of Skylake-X processors with the highest number of cores. So far we could only confirm the working speeds of the model with 10 cores and 20 threads, so it is very interesting news.
As we can see in the attached image the Skylake-X processors top of range are configured as follows:
- Core i9-7920X: 12 cores and 24 wires at 2.9 GHz-4.3 GHz, normal and turbo mode. TDP 140 watts.
- Core i9-7940X: 14 cores and 28 threads at 3.1 GHz-4.3 GHz, normal and turbo mode. TDP of 165 watts.
- Core i9-7960X: 16 cores and 32 threads at 2.8 GHz-4.2 GHz, normal and turbo mode. TDP of 165 watts.
- Core i9-7980XE: 18 cores and 36 threads at 2.6 GHz-4.2 GHz, normal and turbo mode. TDP of 165 watts.
All processors will support quad-channel memory configurations at a maximum speed of 2666 MHz, 44 PCI-E lines and will use the LGA2066 socket with Intel’s X299 chipset.
Turning to the topic of work speeds we can see that our predictions have been fulfilled. Intel has had to reduce the base working frequency of the Core i9-7980XE to 2.6 GHz in order to maintain an acceptable TDP and prevent working temperatures from firing.
Turbo mode should help improve performance with those applications that are not optimized to work with so many cores and scaling better with the speed of work of the CPU, but as always will have to wait to see comparisons of performance to draw conclusions well Grounds.