Intel announced Intel Cascade Lake-X 10th-Gen high end desktop processors lineup which will launch in November. In addition, team blue’s core-x processors will start from just $590 for its model Core i9-10900X. However, the Core i9-9900X will cost around $989. These prices as compare to previous Intel’s HEDT model offers better price/performance ratio. As for AMD’s Threadripper third gen team blue’s announcement of it 10 gen HEDT processors will give a relief.

Skylake-X (previous generation)
Core i9-9980XE 18C / 36T 3.0 4.5 165 W $1979
Core i9-9940X 14C / 28C 3.3 4.5 165 W $1387
Core i9-9920X 12C / 24T 3.5 4.5 165 W $1189
Core i9-9900X 10C / 20T 3.5 4.5 165 W $989
Intel Cascade Lake-X
Tekspots Cores
Base All
TB2 TB3 TDP Price
Core i9-10980XE 18C / 36T 3.0 3.8 4.6 4.8 165 W $979
Core i9-10940X 14C / 28T 3.3 4.1 4.6 4.8 165 W $784
Core i9-10920X 12C / 24T 3.5 4.3 4.6 4.8 165 W $689
Core i9-10900X 10C / 20T 3.7 4.3 4.5 4.7 165 W $590


We will post a review after the launch of Intel Cascade Lake-X processors in November. The 10th-Gen core-X processors have higher turbo boost and higher clock speeds, supports faster and high capacity RAMS. Above all, Caskade Lake-X also have higher number of PCIe lanes. Unfortunately, increased PCIe lanes will not provide support for Gen 4 SSDs and Graphic cards like AMD’s 5700 series. It will be based on 14nm and Skylake architecture.

The rise in boost and base clock frequencies will result a TDP upto 165W for high threaded applications. Intel Caskade Lake-X will not support PCIs gen 4 but it will support X299 platform consuming four more lanes. Moreover, this will give AMD’s processors advantage over Intel’s lineup on PCIe gen 4 support.


The increased performance of memory goes upto 256Gb and DDR4-2933 frequency. It will also support Wi-Fi 6 and 2.5G’s Ethernet. Other features includes upto 4.8 GHz CPU frequency, deep learning boost and 72 platform PCIe lanes on all SKUs.


Moreover, it will support performance maximize software auto overclocking feature. In addition to that will also have a new feature per core overclocking so you can adjust frequency better per-core. Above all, Intel claims 1.74x to 2.09x increase price/performance as compare to AMD’s HEDT processors.

However, the above new feature’s Intel lacks PCIe gen 4 support and still short in core count against AMD. Further more its on 14nm process. In conclusion  we will see more when Intel launches Caskade Lake-X this November. Let us know what you think below in the comments section.

Intel gave a press brief about its road-map of upcoming storage and Intel Optane memory in Korea. Intel showed the upcoming consumer and data center storage and Intel Optane memory products. It includes Intel’s 660p M.2 NVMe SSD, Workstations Optane Memory DIMMS and future road-map. As per the Intel’s road-map of 600p 1TB M.2 SSD will be available at starting price more than a $100 bucks. You can grab it right now after applying this discount code EMCTEVC22 at $85.

Intel Optane Memory

Intel’s 660p NVMe SSD is a QLC 3D NAND flash with SM2263 controller. The 660p NVMe SSD has a 5 year limited warranty. It will have 220,000 IOPS/writes, 150,000 IOPS/reads, approx 1.8 GB/s speed and 200 TBW (terabytes written).  DRAM having 1MB/4GB flash with a 2263 controller. It weighs 550mg with 64 layers of QLC flash.It’s a PCIe-3 Gen 4 M.2 2280 NVMe SSD.

Future Roadmap

The 665p will be also a QLC NAND flash with 96 layers and a launch date in the first quarter of 2020. The high end model will have a whopping 144 layers of QLC NAND flash.

The Optane DC will be in-between the NAND flash and RAM modules with up-to 512-GB/stick. It’s like having a RAM which will store data even you turn the PC’s power off. It’s a slow DRAM. In spite of all Intel’s Optane have it’s own position in the market.  Also it’s proven too pricey for the consumer market.

SSD Features

The Intel new 660p NVMe SSD will be a good choice for large amount of data storage. It’s specially for content creators and for other large data storage and scalable. In conclusion, Intel Optane memory, 660p and 665p NVMe M.2 SSD upcoming lineup will provide more options.We will review the products when launched.

Pros: Low price, Efficient, Can handle stress, Good speed

Cons: Low life span