Multi-tasking is made easy with the launching of Core X series plus a new Core i9 chips. The Core X platform has gamers and content creators in mind: opening four different tools in one sitting like running games at high resolution, video streaming, and chatting with viewers.
The Core i9 series has it first variant in Intel Core i9-7900X giving users processing frequency of 4.5GHz. This is followed by 12-core Core i9 7920X, still an i9 series, with other variants such as 14-core Core i9 7940X, 16-core Core i9 7960X and 18-core Core i9 7980XE processors.
These Core X series are priced reasonably starting at $242 for Core i5-7640X, $339 for Core i7 X-Series, and $999 for Core i9, and $2000 for the 18-core version.
These flurries of launches of high-end processors, bringing computing to a new level, are apparently aimed at maintaining Intel's market position as the biggest chipmaker in the world since 1993. This position, however, has been under threat.
Samsung is reported to beat Intel to become the world's top chipmaker for the second quarter. Reports said the South Korean tech giant is set to post $14.6 billion in sales for the April-June period in contrast to Intel's projected sales of $14.4 billion.
This rise of Samsung sales, according to reports, is due to its DRAM and NAND flash chips, which is targeted to hit 39 percent and 25 percent, respectively, this year - a complete runaway fro its performance last year due Galaxy Note 7 debacle.
Its semiconductors compensate for the loss due to the debacle as sales soar high: Samsung posted its best performance during the first quarter and is poised to overtake Intel's position and grab the chipmaker title, held by Intel for 24 years.