Intel unveils its first 8-core desktop processor

    The American company introduced its first eight-core processor for desktop computers. The chip is called Intel Core i7-5960XExtremeEdition.

    Intel says that the new processor will be in demand by hardware lovers, gamers and content developers - in general, those users who need maximum performance. The new chip supports 16 computing streams, and can also work with the new X99 chipset and support DDR4 memory.

    The top chip of the new Core i7-5960X line, in addition to 16 threads, has 20 megabytes of cache, has a frequency of 3.0 GHz, and accelerates to 3.5 GHz in a special turbo mode. This processor will cost $ 999.


    In addition, Intel introduced 6-core processor models with the possibility of increasing the clock frequency - the Core i7-5930K chip has 6 cores (12 processing threads), 15MB cache and 40 PCIe 3.0 channels. The base clock frequency will be 3.5 GHz (in turbo mode up to 3.7 GHz), and the cost will be at $ 583. Another i7-5820K chip is also six-core (12 threads), 15 MB cache, but with only 28 PCle 3.0 channels - its frequency is 3.3 GHz (3.6 GHz in turbo mode) - the price is $ 389.

    In addition, the chips are able to dynamically change their own clock frequency to save energy, and when the situation requires it, the very turbo mode is turned on. All these processors are “unlocked”, which means that users can overclock them independently:


    Intel representatives say that using the Core i7-5960X chip allows you to edit professional 4K video 20% faster than when working with other processors, in addition, with the new chip, 3D graphics rendering is accelerated by 32%, and rendering of physical Objects in games happens 14% faster.

    The start of sales of new processors is scheduled for next week in the United States.

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