Intel 18-core Core i9-7980XE launches September 25

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Intel's monstrous 18-core, 36-thread Core i9-7980XE CPU launches September 25 for a whopping $2,000, Intel announced today. It will be joined by the $1,700 16C/32T i9-7960X and the $1,400 14C/28T i9-7940X, while the 12C/12T i9-7920X launches a month earlier on August 28 for $1,200. UK prices are TBC, but the top-end chip will likely start at around £1,900 and then work its way down from there.


The Core i9-7980XE and other i9 CPUs follow on from the launch of the 10C/20T i9-7900X and accompanying X299 platform in July. Reviews of the i9-7900X showed it to be the fastest consumer chip around, but it's still a poor value when compared to AMD's Ryzen CPUs. The addition of a quad-core i7-7740X, which can't take full advantage of the X299 platform, further took the shine off Intel's latest release.

Intel 18-core Core i9-7980XE launches September 25 for $2,000
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