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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  • nicamarvin - Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - link

    It is when you are the "Underdog", it has been AMD main selling point till Zen, now with Zen 2 the tables have turned arround completely and now Intel is trying to look like the Perf/$ Champion.
  • ZipSpeed - Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - link

    It's not, but there's not a whole of metrics Intel can use these days. AMD used it a lot during the Bulldozer days. Now it's Intel's turn.
  • nicamarvin - Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - link

    Oh how the tables have turned meme
  • shabby - Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - link

    Intel's turn? Intel providing a better perf per $? Lolololol
  • sorten - Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - link

    Obviously marketing BS from Intel in an attempt to slow the bleeding.

    The thing that I find interesting is that they're admitting that AMD TR chips are a significantly better value and have been for a while! Throwing yourself under the bus to promote what's coming next is a risky strategy.
  • rahvin - Thursday, September 5, 2019 - link

    The most interesting thing about the $/performance graph is that it shows TR2 is 30-60% better than Skylake-X.

    I'm frankly Surprised Intel marketing allowed that graphic to be produced.
  • Beaver M. - Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - link

    Great and all, but there will still be the bitter taste of 14 nm as a new generation... Not to mention its still the Skylake architecture. I already see AMD having the more efficient CPUs for the first time.
  • III-V - Thursday, September 5, 2019 - link

    HEDT has been a segment that's never really made sense to me. Like, I understand that for certain industries, there's a need for them. And there's the fools who need to be parted from their money.

    But for what I do, I more or less feel that the situations where a consumer grade CPU isn't going to cut it are the ones where you're going to want a server, and you may as well go big or go home there.
  • kobblestown - Thursday, September 5, 2019 - link

    Dude, when I checked a couple of weeks ago, you could by an X399 board + 12 core TR 1920X for $500 combined. This is less than than the price of a 3900X alone, not to say anything about availability. And you have 2 x16 PCIe + 2 x8 PCIe + 3 x4 NVMe slots. The performance is staggering even on this old chip let alone what TR3 will be. If you play with VMs a lot (you can have several virtual machine with GPU passthrough!) and/or video encoding you'd be a fool to consider anything else.
  • rahvin - Thursday, September 5, 2019 - link

    There are significant market segments where HEDT can save a lot of money by reducing processing time. CAD/CAM, Design and engineering disciplines use these systems because they save money. Sure your average home user doesn't need them, but the cost of having someone that costs $300 a hour to sit around for an extra 20 minutes a day will quickly pay for an HEDT system that saves that time. At those rates you pay for the HEDT system premium in less than a month.

    You shouldn't assume that just because you can't fathom the need in whatever segment of the market you are in means that no one out there is using that kind of horsepower or that those that do are a tiny market segment. HEDT isn't as big as retail consumer but it's not a small segment when you consider all the designer and engineers that need these systems.

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