In­tel Core i9

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There’s noth­ing like a good bit of com­pe­ti­tion to put the wind up In­tel, and after get­ting thor­oughly trounced by AMD’s Ryzen CPUs over the past few months, In­tel has rushed out the first of its top-end Core-X CPUs, which use the LGA2066 socket. On p19, we take a look at the new Skylake-X ar­chi­tec­ture, courtesy of In­tel’s brand­new 10-core Core i9-7900X, which comes in at un­der a grand, mas­sively un­der­cut­ting In­tel’s pre­vi­ous 10-core flag­ship, the Core i7-6950X.

Not only that, but we’ve also tested the new plat­form with sev­eral mem­ory fre­quen­cies to find the sweet spot (see p24), and there’s a full overclocking guide on p26. In ad­di­tion, you’ll also find test re­sults for the 8-core Core i7-7820X in the sys­tem re­views on p64-67, and an X299 mother­board Labs test on p46.

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