All Yours For $1,199!
If, for some reason, you were waiting on Intel’s offering in the premium CPUs department, the 12-core, 24-thread i9 7920X is available for pre-order.
You can get it on Amazon, B&H photo and some other retailers but strangely Newegg didn’t mark the product as a pre-order, so there is a chance that it’s already in stock with them ready to be shipped out.
For paying a rather premium price of $1,199, you get a 2.9 GHz 12 core/24 thread processor that can be boosted to 4.3 GHz with a 4.4 GHz clock if you’re only engaging a single core. But of course, these are advertised clockspeeds. Since a core i9-7900X can easily hit 4.5 GHz on stock ‘auto’ settings, it shouldn’t come off as a surprise that the potential of this card is beyond the advertized 4.3 GHz. It has a TDP of 140W, 16.5 MB of L3 cache and support for quad channel DDR4 2,666 MHz memory.
Well, with all of this horsepower, it goes without saying that it isn’t exactly meant for gaming, especially considering that you can build an entire system out of the money that this thing costs. However, if you’re one of those people who are into video production, 3-D animation, and other stuff that benefits from a high core count, then it’s meant for you, if you can’t get hands on its $799 threadripper counterpart (1920X), that is.