INTEL’s chips have never been cheap and Intel has made a slice of silicon which is literally priceless. Intel’s most expensive processor, Core i9-9980XE costs around £2,000. Anandtech reports that Intel even has a version of the chip dubbed the Core i9-9990XE which will come without the price tag.
The new Core i9-9980XE will be sold through online auctions rather than normal channels to the system builders, meaning that the price could go from £2,000 to much more. The auction for this silicon chip will be held on quarterly basis and only the three system builders will be able to bid on the chip at first.
Have you thought that what makes this processor so special? well, outside of the lack of a price and the chip’s predicted rarity, we’re not entirely sure. Apparently, the CPU will be using the same X299 chipset as the current Core i9-9980XE and same LGA2066 socket.
The cores and threads will be reduced from 36 threads and 18 Cores to 14 Cores and 28 threads, but the processor will run at the base clock speed of 4GHz and at full whack out of the box, assuming that it comes with a box and will hit 5GHz across it’s all cores.
Such chips could be targeted to a few people who love Custom PCs and gaming PCs so much that they will spend such a big amount of cash for a custom build PC with the very best components of Intel.
This is all, of course, a speculation and with the 3rd generation Ryzen Chips from AMD on the Horizon, Intel’s semi-mystery processor might seem a bit old hat by the time it makes debut
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