There is an interesting leak in which we have been able to see what will theoretically be the full range of Kaby Lake-X and Skylake-X processors. The most curious thing is to see that Intel could introduce a new commercial name for its top of the range, which would be called Intel Core i9.
The Intel Core i7 name would only be used on quad- core and eight-core processors, a change that frankly makes sense as it would help the chip giant to make a more effective distinction between models based on both architectures.
As we can see that accompanies us have a total of six new processors grouped as follows:
- Intel Core i9 7920X: 12 cores and 24 threads. Its clock speed is not known, but should work at about 3 GHz base.
- Intel Core i9 7900X: 10 cores and 20 threads at 3.3 GHz and turbo mode up to 4.5 GHz.
- Intel Core i9 7820X: 8 cores and 16 threads at 3.6 GHz and turbo mode up to 4.5 GHz.
- Intel Core i9 7800X: 6 cores and 12 threads at 3.5 GHz and turbo mode up to 4.3 GHz.
- Intel Core i7 7740K: 4 cores and 8 threads at 4.3 GHz-4.5 GHz, normal and turbo mode.
- Intel Core i7 7640K: 4 cores and 4 wires at 4 GHz-4.2 GHz, normal and turbo mode.
As we can see the list has enough sense and is credible, since it fits in addition with the information that we had seen previously, although we must take into account that until there is no official confirmation we cannot give anything for sure.
We remind you that all these processors will be used under the socket LGA 2066 and the new generation X299 chipset (known as Basin Falls). Intel Core i9 (Skylake-X) processors will support quad-channel memory configurations at frequencies up to 2666 MHz, while the Core i7 (Kaby Lake-X) will work with dual-channel configurations.