[clug] Debian 9 "Stretch" and Intel Core i9-7980XE (18-core, 36-threads)

George at Clug Clug at goproject.info
Mon Jun 19 10:45:12 UTC 2017

    Well I was about to get a P4 IDE bus only motherboard to use
Linux, but maybe I should upgrade to an Intel Core i9-7980XE (18-core,


$1,999 for the all-singing, all-dancing Core i9-7980XE. Said chip will
boast a whopping 18 cores and 36 threads, but isn't expected to ship
until Q4.

As we have previously discovered via various leaks these Zen-based
CPUs will offer up to 16-cores and 32-threads with a new platform with
expanded memory and I/O bandwidth, designed for the High-End Desktop
(HEDT) market.

Just weeks after AMD disclosed its massive 16-core,
32-thread Threadripper chip [1], Intel dropped its bomb: The Core i9
family will have up to 18 cores and 36 threads, making them possibly
the most powerful consumer PC chips ever made..

Core i9 Extreme Edition:

	* Core i9-7980XE: 18 cores/36 threads, $1,999 
Core i9:


	* Core i9-7960X: 16 cores/32 threads, $1,699
	* Core i9-7940X: 14 cores/28 threads, $1,399
	* Core i9-7920X: 12 cores/24 threads, $1,199
	* Core i9-7900X (3.3GHz): 10 cores/20 threads, $999 
Core i7: 

	* Core i7 7820X (3.6GHZ), 8 cores/16 threads, $599
	* Core i7-7800X (3.5GHz), 6 cores/12 threads, $389
	* Core i7-7740X (4.3GHz), 4 cores/8 threads, $339  
Core i5:

	* Core i5-7640X (4.0 GHz), 4 cores, 4 threads, $242

Here's the pricing breakdown for the processors:

	* Intel Core i5-7640X (4.0-4.2GHz, 4-core, 4-threads): $242 (about
£180, AU$320)
	* Intel Core i7-7740X (4.3-4.5GHz, 4-core, 8-threads): $339 (about
£270, AU$450)
	* Intel Core i7-7800X (3.5-4.0GHz, 6-core, 12-threads): $389 (about
£310, AU$515)
	* Intel Core i7-7820X (3.6-4.3GHz, 6-core, 12-threads): $599 (about
£470, AU$795)
	* Intel Core i9-7900X (3.3-4.5GHz, 10-core, 20-threads): $999 (about
£790, AU$1,325)
	* Intel Core i9-7920X (12-core, 24-threads): $1,199 (about £950,
	* Intel Core i9-7940X (14-core, 28-threads): $1,399 (about £1,100,
	* Intel Core i9-7960X (16-core, 32-threads): $1,699 (about £1,340,
	* Intel Core i9-7980XE (18-core, 36-threads): $1,999 (about £1,580,


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