Well, we all know Intel ain’t going to idly stand by and do nothing while AMD eats up market share. The new 10th gen Cascade Lake-X from Intel is going to be literally 1/2 price over previous 9th Gen Skylake-X offerings!
Next week Intel is launching its high-end desktop 10th Gen Core-X series. The processors codenamed Cascade Lake-X will utilize Skylake architecture manufactured using 14nm process technology.
Much cheaper, but not cheap
The most important news is that the Intel Core-X series will much cheaper than the previous generation. The cost of a single-core will drop to AMD’s level and therefore it will be comparable to Threadripper 2000. The price per single core will drop to 54-59 USD depending on the SKU, while the last generation was starting at 99 USD.
Faster memory, more memory
The 10th generation supports quad-channel DDR4-2933 memory, the same as Threadripper 2000. The capacity, however, increased to 256GB, which is twice as much as both SKL-X and TR2000.
This is not the time or the place to discuss the differences between each clock type, but let us just give you a list of what customers need to go through before opening their wallets: base clocks, boost blocks, turbo clocks, single-core clocks, all-core clocks, AMD’s Max Boost, Intel Turbo Boost 2.0, Intel Turbo Boost Max 3.0 and Intel Velocity Boost. And guess what, Intel is adding yet another clock called Deep Learning Boost. Why? We don’t know and this point we don’t what to know. The clock advertised by Intel on a highlight slide is the Turbo Boost Max 3.0, which goes up to 4.8 GHz.