Intel announces pre-ordering for Core X Series processors to begin June 19
"On the eve of the Electronic Entertainment Expo, E3, Intel demonstrated a lineup of new games and technology, and revealed several new initiatives, including partnerships with ESL, Oculus and Ready At Dawn Studios that will take PC gaming to the next level. With more than 1.3B PC gamers worldwide, the PC platform continues to be the top choice for the best gaming experiences," said Intel in a statement. The company also announced timing for the new Intel Core X-series processor family. The 4- to 10-core processors will be available for pre-order beginning on June 19 and will start shipping to consumers the following week. Availability for the rest of the family will soon follow, with the 12-core Intel Core i9-7920X X-series processor expected to start shipping in August, and the Intel Core i9-7940X X-series processor, Intel Core i9-7960X X-series processor and 18-core Intel Core i9-7980X Extreme Edition processor, expected to start shipping in October. "Intel's heritage in gaming has been built around technical innovation that brings to life amazing experiences - and it's also an area where we want to keeping pushing the limits of what's possible with our technology," said Gregory Bryant, senior vice president and general manager of the Client Computing Group at Intel Corporation. "From giving the world its first look at our upcoming Intel Core i9 Extreme Edition processor to accelerating esports and the future of VR esports, we're excited to be part of one of the strongest PC gaming showcases at E3 in recent years."