Intel and AMD are going to war with next-gen CPUs

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A massive leak about the processor family confirms that Intel will be doing away with the naming scheme it has always followed and will now come out with a Core i9 processor.

The i7-7640X will be a quad-core processor with four threads, 6 MB of onboard L3 cache memory, 16 PCIe lanes, and dual DDR4-2666 RAM. The core clocks are maintained at 3.3 GHz base, 4.3 GHz boost with Intel Turbo 2.0 and 4.5 GHz boost with Intel Turbo 3.0. This unit, however, will have a base clock rate of 4.3 GHz and it will make a 0.2 GHz jump when user step on the Turbo 2.0.

It looks like Intel is going all out with their upcoming HEDT line of processors that are part of the Skylake X Family. First, there's the amount of L3 cache. It is curious to see how the appearance of an Intel Core i9 was raised no less than eight years ago.

Sweepr, the Anandtech poster who leaked this information, claims that Intel has made up for the sharp L3 deficit by quadrupling the size of its L2 cache.

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One other change that's visible, though, is that with the Broadwell-E lineup, the maximum Turbo Boost 2.0 speeds decreased as core count increased. Assuming that Intel and AMD both release full details there, these CPUs could be in computers shipping this summer. And how effective (and how large) various caches need to be for optimal performance is partially a function of the cache architecture.

If this leaked roadmap is true-and that's a big if-it implies Intel won't be fixing one of the artificial segmentation barriers that's most annoyed enthusiasts: the lockout on PCI Express lanes.

Indeed, system vendors would probably have a much easier time moving systems with these types of chips if they could easily communicate that the chips inside are "better" than the ones with the more standard Core i7 chips. Unless Intel plans to substantially slash prices, that would actually be a worse deal than at present. Intel's 10-core processor, the 6950X, is a $1,800 core. The company though is yet to acknowledge they have any ambitions beyond the Ryzen 7. The Core i9-7920X, however, is slated for an August release. There's the tiniest hint of an upgrade in the i7-7740K, with its 4.3GHz base clock as opposed to the 4.2GHz base clock of the 7700K, but the Core i7-7640K isn't an i7 at all.

The 7740K runs at a base frequency of 4.3GHz and offers a maximum single-core turbo speed of 4.5GHz, while the 7640K runs at a base frequency of 4GHz and a maximum single-core turbo frequency of 4.2GHz. A Core i3 processor represented the "good", a Core i5 processor represented the "better", and a Core i7 was the creme de la creme, representing the best consumer-grade processors that money could buy.

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