If you think your current rig is an untouchable beast, then take a look at Intel’s newest processor family: the Core i9.
Superseding the Core i7 as the ‘top-of-the-line’ option, the most-powerful of the Core i9 line rocks a massive 18 cores with 36 threads of power. This is seriously not a processor to be scoffed at. It was unveiled alongside a new series of processors, the Core X series which consists of the i5 and i7 families.
Bringing it back to the Core i9, its lowest model comes in at 12-cores and 24-threads. With that kind of power, it’s no wonder why it costs a whopping $1000. Beyond that, the price just continues to rise to unbelievable levels. The cards obviously aren’t targeted at the general consumer, unless you happen to have some really deep pockets. Who this is really for is professional creators who need this amount of processing power for very heavy tasks like intensive video editing. It’s basically overkill for gaming at this point.
Here’s how the Core X series all stacks up:
And a formal introduction: