Games => First Person Shooters => Topic started by: D2D on 05 30, 17, 08:11:33:PM

Title: Core I9 processor announced!
Post by: D2D on 05 30, 17, 08:11:33:PM
During its press conference at Computex 2017, Intel has officially announced the upcoming release of an entire new family of HEDT (high-end desktop) processors along with a new chipset and platform to power it. Though it has only been a year since Intel launched the Core i7-6950X (, a Broadwell-E processor with 10-cores and 20-threads, it feels like it has been much longer than that. At the time Intel was accused of “sitting” on the market – offering only slight performance upgrades and raising prices on the segment with a flagship CPU cost of $1700. With can only be described as scathing press circuit, coupled with a revived and aggressive competitor in AMD and its Ryzen product line (, Intel and its executive teams have decided it’s time to take enthusiasts and high end prosumer markets serious, once again.Though the company doesn’t want to admit to anything publicly, it seems obvious that Intel feels threatened by the release of the Ryzen 7 product line. The Ryzen 7 1800X was launched at $499 ( and offered 8 cores and 16 threads of processing, competing well in most tests against the likes of the Intel Core i7-6900X that sold for over $1000. Adding to the pressure was the announcement at AMD’s Financial Analyst Day that a new brand of processors called Threadripper ( would be coming this summer, offering up to 16 cores and 32 threads of processing for that same high-end consumer market. Even without pricing, clocks or availability timeframes, it was clear that AMD was going to come after this HEDT market with a brand shift of its EPYC server processors (, just like Intel does with Xeon.

Sounds like I will have one for my next build!

Title: Re: Core I9 processor announced!
Post by: duke_john on 05 30, 17, 08:21:54:PM
My desktop has an AMD chip and I am quite happy with it.  Some have told me to keep far away from AMD.  What is your opinion of AMD vs Intel?

Title: Re: Core I9 processor announced!
Post by: D2D on 05 30, 17, 08:25:30:PM
I am always rooting for AMD their Ryzen chip is wonderful and slightly less expensive!

I love it when to processor manufacturers are competitive!

If your motherboard has an am4 socket it may handle the Ryzen!