Intel’s showstopper at Computex last year was its 18-core, 36-thread Intel i9-7980XE and while it wasn’t quite the showstopper this year, Intel teased a new 28-core single-socket chip that it’s going to launch later this year. Intel’s client computing head Gregory Bryant revealed at Computex that Intel is going to launch a 5GHz single-socket processor with a staggering 28-cores this year.
Bryant didn’t offer a lot of information about this chip, only saying that it will be launched in the fourth quarter of this. He didn’t say how much the chip might cost when it does arrive.
Enthusiasts will certainly be interested in finding out more about the chip’s process technology or architecture but Intel is keeping its cards close to its chest for now. Intel did show off a Cinebench score of 7,334 which is certainly impressive for a single-core processor PC.
One can imagine that the new chip will cost at least $1,999 because that’s what Intel is charging for the i9-7980XE. It can reasonably be assumed that the new chip will cost at least that much.
We’ll likely be hearing more about this new chip in the months to come. What people will most be interested to find out is precisely how much this seemingly impressive processor is going to cost.