Leak details 4.0 GHz Core i9-7900X CPU sporting ten cores
We already know that Intel may be planning on expanding the Core ix family with a new Core i9 series of CPUs, but additional rumors have emerged to add even more fuel to the fire.
The screenshot below was purportedly taken from the benchmarking tool SiSoft Sandra clearly showing some vital core specifications of the supposed Core i9-7900X. Accordingly, the processor should be shipping with ten full cores plus Hyper-Threading for 20 simultaneously threads and a standard clock rate of 4.0 GHz plus Turbo Boost up to 4.5 GHz. TDP is subsequently very demanding at 175 W compared to 91 W on the popular Core i7-7700K. Aside from the CPU, the unverified screenshot also shows the tested motherboard as the "X299 Aorus Gaming 7". Aorus, of course, is well-known for its high-end enthusiast-level gaming laptops and hardware.
The double-digit processing cores could be Intel's response to the AMD Ryzen series which has so far shown excellent performance for the price in multi-threaded workloads. Intel has yet to confirm or deny any of these rumors, but this could potentially all change come Computex 2017 next week.