18 cores (though it will cost you a major premium). For the more budget-conscious buyer, the i-series chips are getting a new ‘X’ edition that contains improvements such as new turbo boost max technology for single-threaded tasks. There’s also rumors that the chip can potentially overclock to a staggering 5.7 Ghz, but no word on whether this is practical or even stable for the chip.
In another instance on just how badly they’re trying to leave AMD in their dust, they announced that Coffee Lake will have a 30 percent performance boost as opposed to the 10-12 percent boost in previous generations.
Exciting times for the advancement of computing power, can’t wait to see what the constant one-upping between Intel and AMD will lead to in a year.