Intel Confirms Launch Of Cascade Lake-X HEDT And I9-9900KS Processors Next Month
Intel has said that its next-generation Core-X processor, Cascade Lake-X, will provide better performance than AMD Ryzen Threadripper CPU. Intel disclosed the latest news during IFA and indicated that their next-generation high-end desktop processor CPU may actually be priced for almost destroying the Ryzen Threadripper CPU in the HEDT market.
We know that Intel is building a new Core-X processor, and the Cascade Lake-X series will be part of it. The new processors will be compatible with existing and newer LGA 2066-slot motherboards. The only changes they offer is the 14nm++ process and slightly more PCIe lanes and higher clocks.
Information shared by Intel confirms that the processor will be available next month, and the Cascade Lake-X processor is said to perform much better per dollar than the Skylake-X and AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors. Compared to Inte Skylake-X benchmark, the performance of the Cascade Lake-X processor is 1.74x to 2.09x per dollar. This is also better than the Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX flagship 32 core, Threadripper 2970WX 24 core and Ryzen Threadripper 2950X 16 core processor.
Intel has not stated their performance metrics for comparing these processors. Anyway, we can see that Intel is considering some major price updates through their upcoming product line. The current 18-core flagship Core i9-9980XE is currently priced at $2,000, compared to the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX 32-core, which costs only $1,800.
Intel also moved its Xeon W products to the LGA 3647 slot to simplify the production and supply of the HEDT market. It looks like we will see more performance and specification details next month.
In addition, Intel is preparing to launch a faster high-end mainstream processor called Core i9-9900KS. This is the third update of the i9-9900 series. The original i9-9900K SKU integrated the GPU, but the 9900KF version removed it. On the other hand, the rumored 9900KS still has iGPU, but provides a 5GHz boost clock on all cores.