Intel said Wednesday that its next-generation codenamed Cascade Lake-X processors for high-end desktops will be revealed next month. The company says that the new CPUs will provide a significant boost in performance per dollar when compared to its existing codenamed Skylake-X products, which gives some idea regarding improvements of the chips.

Intel naturally does not disclose specifications of its processors that are at least a month away, so instead it demonstrated a slide showing relative performance per dollar in content creation applications. According to Intel’s internal testing, its Cascade-Lake-X processors will provide a 1.74x – 2.09x relative per-dollar performance improvement when compared to Skylake-X.

Trying to figure out exact core count or price points of Cascade Lake-X CPUs from one performance diagram is certainly not a good business. Meanwhile, from Intel’s launch of its 2nd Generation Xeon Scalable products we know that the company offers either a higher frequency, or more cores at the same price when compared to the prior generation products. So, it is reasonable to expect Cascade Lake-X to provide similar advantages compared to Skylake-X. Also, Intel has launched the Xeon W-3200 series based on Cascade Lake, which will offer some similarity to these parts.

Intel’s Cascade Lake-X processors will use LGA2066 socket and will be compatible with Intel X299-based motherboards with appropriate BIOS and features.

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Source: Tom’s Hardware

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  • Harry Voyager - Thursday, September 12, 2019 - link

    I'm seeing 9900KF parts going for ~$400 USD now, even with the 3900X being quite hard to get and very new. If they get pushed down to the $350 range near the 3700X,would it make more sense to get a 9900KF or the 3700X Ryzen?
  • RSAUser - Thursday, September 5, 2019 - link

    AMD is currently by far winning price/performance, they're not going to cut it for a while, if Intel halves the price they'll probably cut a little, but I doubt Intel would do so.

    These are probably very specific benchmarks for e.g. Some cache change or AVX improvement.
  • Carl Bicknell - Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - link

    That's exactly how I read the statement as well. In theory, Intel's Cascade processors could provide exactly the SAME performance as Skylake, but if they price them a lot cheaper the statement could still be true.
  • nicamarvin - Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - link

    R9 3950X will make them EOL even before they are released :)
  • TEAMSWITCHER - Thursday, September 5, 2019 - link

    3900X availability is so poor right now AMD is selling ghosts. I couldn't wait any longer and just built a core i9 9900K system. It's fast enough for everything I do, and still faster on the desktop with better single core perf. The platform is also mature and 100% reliable now, where Ryzen 3000 is still suffering from not hitting it's advertised boost clocks.
  • AshlayW - Thursday, September 5, 2019 - link

    Jokes on you for buying a dead-end socket and security hole ridden design from 2015, costing 50% more than what it's worth. :)

    I'd have just waited for the 3900X to be back in stock. Course, you had to bring up the boost clock issue for Ryzen 3000, I bet that helps make your impulsive decision to waste your money a little bit more palatable. Funny thing is that when you're forking out for a new motherboard when you upgrade from the 9900K, I'll be enjoying maybe 16 cores and beyond on the £80 B450 I bought laster year. Not that my 2700X is showing any signs of slowing down, something that the 9900K might even literally do.
  • Middlem4n - Thursday, September 5, 2019 - link

    nobody gaf bud
  • Xyler94 - Thursday, September 5, 2019 - link

    You gave enough to respond
  • Targon - Friday, September 6, 2019 - link

    If you don't know how to order online to get one, then that's your fault. 3900X is available and comes into stock multiple times each day from many sources(Amazon, Newegg, Best Buy, and others). Yes, supplies are tight due to a very high demand, but that shows that it wasn't just an initial group of enthusiasts who wanted them.
  • Qasar - Friday, September 6, 2019 - link

    TEAMSWITCHER. " 3900X availability is so poor right now AMD is selling ghosts " nope... i can go to the store i get my hardware from and buy one, no problem, maybe its just where you are ??

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