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Intel promises big things with Cascade Lake-X HEDT

by on05 September 2019

1.75x to 2.09x performance increase

Teasing a bit more information about its upcoming high-end desktop (HEDT) processors at the IFA 2019, Intel has released some "relative performance per dollar" figures, comparing its upcoming Cascade Lake-X CPUs to Skylake-X and AMD's 2nd generation Threadripper CPUs.

According to a blog post written by Ryan Shrout, ex. PC Perspective hack and now Intel's Chief Performance Strategist, Intel is gearing up for some impressive future launches, including the new Core i9-9900KS, "the first CPU to offer 5.0GHz all-core turbo clock speed, optimizations done with leading OEMs like Dell, Lenovo, HP, and others, Intel's push into AI, as well as leading performance in ultra-mobile segment, with 10th gen Ice Lake design and currently available Razer Blade Stealth 13.

In addition to details regarding the Core i9-9900KS, which is now confirmed for October, and the obvious jab at AMD's problems with Ryzen 3000 Boost clocks, as detailed in Roman Hartung's (der8auer) survey, Ryan released some relative performance per buck figures for the upcoming Cascade Lake-X CPUs, promising 1.74x to 2.09x performance increase compared to the Skylake-X, which will put it way ahead of AMD's 2nd generation Threadripper CPUs. Of course, bear in mind that AMD is also gearing up to launch its 3rd generation Threadripper CPUs based on the new Zen 2 architecture, so Intel has its hands full in that market segment.

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Unfortunately, the blog post did not talk about specific details regarding performance or specifications but promises that the company commitment to the X- and W-series will be seen soon enough.

We are certainly looking forward to seeing both the Core i9-9900KS and Intel's upcoming Cascade Lake-X CPUs in action and it appears that October will be quite interesting for Intel.


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