Intel Core i9-7980XE you can buy not earlier than next year
Apparently feeling threatened by the new processors of AMD, Intel responded with announcement of its Skylake processors. These processors look promising, but cost a lot. However, the problem may not be price — new information suggests that the announcement was made of paper. At least in part.
All the models Skylake-X is built on two crystals: LCC (Low Core Count) with the number of cores to 12 and HCC (High Core Count) with the number of cores up to 18.
The representative of Intel during Computex confirmed that the processors on a variant of HCC is quite far from consumers. So, unknown to even their technical parameters and timing of the appearance on the market. On the website of the manufacturer of the X series ends on the model Core i9-7900XE with 10 cores. More productive models of the Core i9-7920X Core i9-7940X Core i9-7960X and Core i9-7980XE 12, 14, 16 and 18 cores exist only on the page of the press release.
According to the source, the representative of Asus said that the Intel Core i9-7980XE you can buy not earlier than next year. We can assume that this also applies to other models of HCC.