In 2017, Intel reacted to the threat of Threadripper by pumping out high core count (HCC) Skylake-X processors in the consumer space. And, while processors like the Core i9-7980XE outperformed the highest-end Ryzen Threadripper 1950X, they were also much more expensive, leading more enthusiast consumers to go with AMD’s high-end desktop (HEDT) solution.
For a while, we were expecting Intel to follow that up with Cascade Lake-X processors, but that microarchitecture seems to be focusing on server grade processors. And, thankfully, we don’t have to sit and wait for this microarchitecture to roll out, we’ve already seen the small business-focused Intel Core Xeon-E Cascade Lake CPUs hit the streets, with higher end versions coming later.
Just because Cascade Lake is focusing on server chips doesn’t mean that there isn’t excitement to be had. So, keep this page bookmarked, as we’ll update it with all the latest information.
Cut to the Chase
What is it? Intel next line of high-end desktop CPUsWhen is it out? Late 2018 or early 2019How much will it cost? TBD
Intel Cascade Lake-X release date
Even though we’ve finally got word from Intel about Cascade Lake server processors, the release schedule for Cascade Lake-X is …read more