The Core i9-7920X is now available in stores; Intel announces the availability of its HEDT processor, which will use the new LGA2066 socket with the Intel X299 Express chipset.
Intel Core i9-7920X: Price and specifications
This new Intel processor uses the Skylake-X architecture. And has 12 processing cores and 24-wire for amazing multitasking power. That is specially designed for high-performance computers.
The Intel Core i9-7920X runs at 2.9GHz as the base frequency. But can reach 4.3GHz in Turbo mode. In Turbo Boost Max mode this speeds up to 4.4GHz. As for the cache memory, Intel adds 1MB of L2 cache and 16.5MB of L3 cache; this is a curious fact.
The processor has an official price of $ 1,199 with a 16.5MB L3 cache with Quad DDR4-2600 memory support without ECC support. For about $ 799, the Ryzen Threadripper 1920X offers higher base speed, 32MB L3 cache, Quad DDR4-3200 memory support and supports ECC support.
Core i9-7920X Comparison
Of course, we will have to see a comparison of performance between the two to know if this is determinant in practice but are details to keep in mind if you are seriously considering acquiring a processor with such amount of cores. Of course, the nominal TDP is 140W, below the Threadripper.
In short, we should see this processor in Spanish stores, such as the Core i9-7900X, which can be achieved for about 1050 euros approx.