Computex 2018: Intel introduce first 5.0GHz processor, mobile Optane and more

Computex 2018: Intel introduce first 5.0GHz processor, mobile Optane and more

In the USA, 2,086 processors will be available to win, according to Intel. Additionally, Intel said the new X-series and next-generation S-series desktop processors are coming to desktops later in 2018.

Looks like AMD is going to have to do some catching up with Threadripper 2. and we might hear a little bit more about that at its Computex press conference tomorrow. And I'm guessing that's going to need a new motherboard too.

The limited edition chip is part of Intel's celebration of its 50th year as a company and the 40th year since it delivered the 8086 microprocessor.

During the Computex 2018 keynote, Intel also teased a single-socket, 28-core, 56-thread CPU that's expected to be part of the Skylake Extreme Core Count range.

But Intel's demo didn't tell the full story. Intel apparently was running some sort of closed-loop cooling that required insulating material around the tubing. We theorized that this platform is based on the (until now) enterprise-class LGA3647 socket, and that has proven to be true. This processor lands with a $10,000 MSRP for data center users, and given its target market, it doesn't come with an unlocked multiplier.

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The first area Intel is focusing on is, of course, performance. The latter is what the appropriately named Core i7-8086K pays homage to, while simultaneously introducing a couple of firsts for Intel.

Back in the day, Intel and AMD were entrenched in a clockspeed race, with both companies pushing increasingly higher clocks with each processor generation.

Still, battery life improvements are always welcome, and if Intel's tech can make laptops last even a little longer, we won't complain (much). Further details were not revealed, but it did score 7,334 onstage in Cinebench (as reported by Engadget), which is really rather insane.

Additionally, according to The Verge, this will only work with Intel's integrated graphics chips, so forget about it if your laptop has Nvidia or AMD graphics.

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