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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  • Oxford Guy - Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - link

    "An Atom ought to be enough for anyone."
  • dgingeri - Thursday, September 5, 2019 - link

    LOL! Yeah, right, I'll believe that when I see it. I bet it won't even match the 2950X in perf per dollar, with the way Intel rates things.
  • Colin1497 - Thursday, September 5, 2019 - link


    Our last gen product was a bad deal compared to our competition, but our new one will be marginally better than their old one.
  • hubick - Thursday, September 5, 2019 - link

    Yeah, no. At this point it's PCIe 4.0 or bust. Double no at high end price points. You'd be better off to go low with 3950X, or high and splurge on Epyc Rome, or wait for new Threadripper.
  • Middlem4n - Thursday, September 5, 2019 - link

    Woot Woot time to upgrade 7820x for a 10960x

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