Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) has launched its first 8-core client processor specifically designed for gamers, content creators, and multitasking purposes. With its quad-channel memory and 16-thread performance, this processor is likely to take chip industry by surprise.
The chipset is a major step in Intel’s powerful systems and the processor showcases 16 computing threads offering immense computing power to the desktops. Lisa Graff, VP and general manager of Desktop Client Platform Program from Intel, said,
“We’re thrilled to unveil the next phase in our ‘reinvention of the desktop’ we outlined earlier this year. This product family is aimed squarely at those enthusiasts who push their systems further than anyone, and we’re offering the speed, cores, overclocking and platform capabilities they have asked us for.”
The Core i7-5960X works upon the Haswell architecture with eight cores, DDR4 memory, and 20MB cache with the capacity of hyper-threading for heaving applications such as video rendering. The processor will be priced at $999 and the company has released two other chipset along with i7-5960X. It includes i7-5930k and i7-5820k with six physical cores and 6-core CPU respectively. These processors would be priced at $583 and $389 respectively.
Earlier, Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) hired Amir Faintuch, top executive from Qualcomm, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM), to work in the mobile chip market department. He is expected to work as the co-general manager of the Platform Engineering Group and will also be a senior VP at Intel Corp. Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) is working on Cherry Trail, latest chip system of the company, and is expected to set the right course for its mobile chip processors. Intel is tying up with major tablet manufacturers in Taiwan and China to promote its mobile chipsets.
This article has been written by Prakash Pandey.