Intel to put powerful new 5GHz processor up for auction -report

By Staff writer | 16 Jan 2019 at 12:07hrs
Intel plans to launch a new high-end desktop processor which will only be available through a closed online auction, according to documents seen by AnandTech.

The processor is named the Intel Core i9-9990XE and will only be sold to system builders through the auction – meaning it will not be available to the general public.

While this chip will be the highest-numbered CPU in Intel's desktop line-up, it only features 14 cores compared to the 18 cores of the Core i9-9980XE and is built on the manufacturer's Skylake architecture.

According to the report, Intel will hold a series of auctions where it will offer the chip to OEMs. Only three companies are attending the preliminary auction.

This processor boasts a TDP and clock speed of 255W and up to 5GHz respectively, making it a great chip for high-end systems with X299 chipsets.

These specifications mean the new chip is essentially a highly-binned and overclocked version of Intel's Core i9-9940X processor.



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