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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  • Qasar - Saturday, September 7, 2019 - link

    doesnt sound confusing, or like he is trash talking the 3900x. he has a 1900X and an AM4 board for it.. bought a 3900x to replace the 1900x, but then changed his mind, returned the 3900X, bought a x399 board to put a TR3 into, and is still running the 1900X in the mean time... but the last part of his post is trash talking amd in general, which if thats the case, WHY did he bother with the x399 and future TR in the 1st place if amd has been a nightmare in the last year ... that makes no sense....
  • shreduhsoreus - Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - link

    I didn't mean to reply to you, my bad.
  • nandnandnand - Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - link

    Late 2019 launch, maybe a paper launch.
  • rahvin - Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - link

    I'd like to see a link for that because AMD has said repeatedly to the financial press that it would be announced Q3 and go on sale in Q4. The Q3 announcement was right on schedule.
  • Targon - Friday, September 6, 2019 - link

    That is wishful thinking for Intel stockholders. New Threadripper will be out before the end of this year, probably in October.
  • twtech - Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - link

    Sounds like Intel is planning some serious price cuts on next-gen CPUs to try to blunt AMD's attack. I'm just not sure it's going to matter - they need to get 7nm out the door and fast, or the status quo will have changed.

    If we are to speculate on what this means in terms of cores and pricing, the 2950x is a 16-core processor with a list price of $900. The i9-7980XE is an 18-core processor with a list price of $2,000. The 2950x cost half as much, but didn't offer quite the same level of performance - let's say Intel considers the 7980XE to be slightly faster.

    So what I take from this, is that Intel will probably offer a next-gen version of their 18-core chip for $1k - which is probably where their "2.09x" comes from - and will also offer a 24 and/or 28-core variant of their big die that they calculate to be at "1.74x".
  • nicamarvin - Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - link

    R9 3950X with it's 16C/32T at stock is beating a stock 9980XE in both performance and Price, even if cut in half the 18C/36T i9 will still be beat by a mainstream R9, When Zen 2 TR arrives it will be Brutal.
  • rahvin - Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - link

    TR3 was announced already. It goes on sale in Q4. That's what this press release is a response to. It's basically a big "wait, don't buy that TR, we've got a better product".

    They are hoping to delay the TR purchases with a paper release of a respin of the same thing.
  • MonkeyPaw - Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - link

    Marketing department in turbo boost mode. Cut prices, create a new metric to say new product is better. Threadripper 2 will likely also move up on this chart when TR3 is announced and TR2 goes into clearance mode.
  • Phynaz - Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - link

    Since when is perf/$ a new metric?

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