Update: Intel says Extreme Edition is here to stay
According to a rumor floating around, Intel could soon kill its Extreme Edition branding, leaving the Core i9-7980XE as the last CPU with such branding.
The core wars
As expected, former chip giant Intel announced its four-to-twelve core Core X series and the top of the line is an 18-core processor of its "new" Core i9 series.
The new flagship is here
The new socket LGA2011 flagship
According to Intel slides
Six cores, 3.3GHz clock
3.46 to 3.73GHz with Turbo
3.46GHz for Q1 2011
Quad core clocks to 3.33GHz