Intel Cascade Lake-X (10th Gen Core X) Pricing and Specifications

by Adeel Younas

Intel’s 10th Generation Core X, also known as Cascade Lake-X’s Pricing and specifications are available just ahead of its 7th October Launch. These are confirmed pricing details and specifications for Cascade Lake-X HEDT processors in the LGA2066 package. Upcoming chips will be featuring compatibility with existing socket LGA 2066 motherboards through the UEFI BIOS Update. Many motherboard manufacturers are launching new products with the latest connectivity options like 2.5 GbE wired Ethernet and 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 WLAN.

Intel Cascade Lake-X (10th Gen Core X) Pricing and Specifications

This Generation 10 Core-X HEDT Processor family is based on a new 14nm++ “Cascade Lake” silicon with hardware fixes against several classes side-channel vulnerabilities and also introduces the updated instructions, which include AVX-512 guides. The new DLBoost leverages new fixed-function hardware on silicon that accelerates AI deep learning along with neural set building and training up to 5 times. Intel’s first wave of 10th gen Core X lineup is slim with four processor models. Intel is also working on Core i7 brand extension as core counts in the mainstream desktop segment, which reached 8-core. The list now begins at 10-core with 20-threads and full 48-lane PCI-Express along with 4-channel DDR4 interface throughout the board. The new models feature the “XE” brand extension that features unlocked base-clock multipliers.

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The Core i9-10900XE is the door to series along with 10-cores and 20 thread chip that comes at the price tag of just $590 a significant drop from $999. It is clocked higher with 3.70 GHz and 4.50 GHz Turbo Boost 2.0 and 4.70 GHz Turbo Boost Max 3.0. The chip has 1 MB of dedicated L2 cache per core and 19.25 MB of shared L3 cache.

The Core i9-10920XE is priced at $689 with a 12-core/24-thread chip. It is quite faster compared to its predecessor, the i9-9920X, with 3.50 GHz base clocks (same), 4.60 GHz Turbo Boost 2.0, 4.80 GHz Turbo Boost Max 3.0, and 4.30 GHz all-core turbo. You will still be getting 19.25MB of L3 cache even though there is an increase in core-count.

Now comes the Core i9-10940XE, a processor with 14-core/28-thread clocked at 3.30 GHz, with 4.60 GHz Turbo Boost 2.0, 4.80 GHz Turbo Boost Max 3.0, and 4.10 GHz all-core turbo with MSRP of $748. Again, you are getting only 19.25MB of shared L3 cache even though there is a marginal increase in core-count.

The Core i9-10980XE with 18-core/36-thread is priced at $979 MSRP. It clocks at 3.00 GHz, with 4.60 GHz Turbo Boost 2.0, 4.80 GHz Turbo Boost Max 3.0, and 3.80 GHz all-core turbo. However, in this processor, you will be getting 24.75 MB of shared L3 cache.

As far as the TDP rating is concerned, All four chips have their TDP rated at 165 W.

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