You won't have to invest so lavishly in your gaming rig to get an Intel Core X 18-core chip. Intel provided the first information of its 2019 Core X-series chips, and the flagship, Core i9-10908XE will add 18 components for $979.

That's far from meaningless, but it's far greater than the $2,000 you've had to pay so far. Other versions, including the 10-core i9-10900XE ($590), the 12-core i9-10920XE ($689) and the 14-core i9-10940XE ($784), are also significantly more expensive.

There are no drastic increases in clock speeds, though all of the 12-, 14-and 18-core processors reach a good 4.8GHz max turbo increase. Actually, this is all about the formula being refined.

They include help for up to 256 GB of 2.933MHz DDR4 RAM, 72 platform PCIe 3.0 slots on each model, Deep Learning Boost to offer AI a boost, WiFi 6 support and quicker Ethernet, in relation to the greater Turbo Boost Max 3.0 rate. For memory or bandwidth, you won't hurt.

These chips can be expected to arrive by November. That timing, to tell the least, is easy— AMD hopes that month to send its 16-core Ryzen 9. While the Ryzen is probable to undercut Core X chips with a $749 cost in terms of cores per dollar, the update from Intel should render it much more competitive. You're not going to have to' settle' for a non-X chip just to get cash remaining for the remainder of your laptop.

According to Engadget - Update 10/2 10AM ET: Intel tells Engadget that these aren't 10th-generation Core chips despite the 10000-series model numbers. We've updated the story accordingly.