6 core 6 thread, such specifications are now very common specifications in the processor industry, but can you imagine that three years ago, Intel put it in the fever-grade sequence? Today, a netizen picks up a mysterious “Core i7-7660X”, which can be seen in named to belong to the Skylake-X series of fever three years ago, and what happened at this time three years ago? AMD has just launched a brand new Ryzen that has shocked the industry.
In response to AMD’s Ryzen, the Intel Skylake-X series went straight from the previous 10 core to 18 cores, i9-7980XE, but still arranged a 6 core i7-7800X, the result was not a wave at all.
This i5-7660X is even more curious, is Intel’s history of the first fever-grade i5, 6 core 6 thread, the reference frequency of 3.4GHz, turbo speed up to 5.0GHz, is the highest in the family, simply put, i7-7800X shielded ultra-threaded, adjusted frequency products.
Other specifications are the same: 8.25MB three-level cache, four-channel DDR4-24000 memory, 28 PCIe 3.0, thermal design power consumption 140W.
The i5-7660X was never released, but Intel is said to have sent some of the samples to overclocking players for the experience, which was eventually cut off.
The reason is not difficult to guess: AMD at that time the mainstream level Ryon 5 1600 has done 6 core 12 threads, although the frequency is lower, memory is also dual channels, but the thermal design power consumption is only 65W.
Who would be so extravagant to pay a big price for a fever-grade 6 Core i5, along with the expensive LGA2011 X299 motherboard and four-channel memory?