New Details About the Intel Core i9-7960X
The Intel i9-7960X(16 Cores / 32 Threads) is Intel’s response to AMD’s Threadripper. It appears that the i9-7960X scored 78323 points in multi-core and 5804 on single-core in Geekbench V3 and managed to OC at 5.4 on all cores according to a leak, the same leak that showed the processor scoring 33672 in multi-core and 5238 in single-core in Geekbench v4.
That may have been an engineering sample or just some bad written micro code or just a bad bios version even though V3 and V4 are not the same, the difference is way too big. More exactly, this is Intel’s response to AMD’s Threadripper 1950X flagship and it will cost around 1699$.
The price is where AMD takes the lead as there is more performance per dollar (40% more exactly) if you take into consideration the results from Cinebench R15, and that is due to Intel’s pricing that got out of hand over the past few years when they had no competition.
We have seen prices drop in i5 and i7-6xxx series and even on a few of i5 and i7-7xxx series as soon as Ryzen was announced and that shows that Intel knows that they are no more the only ones running the processor game anymore, with AMD launching a lot of new processors for both mainstream and servers; they’ve clearly made Intel rethink their marketing and engineering strategies for the future.
The new Core-X lineup from Intel is a mix of both Kabylake-X and Skylake-X architecture as processors with cores ranging from 6 to 18 are from the Skylake family architecture and all the other 4 core processor are from the Kabylake-x family architecture.Competition is great in this industry, competition from AMD led Intel into releasing new processors with a lot of cores, for
Competition is great in this industry, competition from AMD led Intel into releasing new processors with a lot of cores, for example, the Behemont i9-7980XE flagship with 18 cores and 32 threads and costing 1999$ and will use X299 chipset motherboards.