Intel announces its first four to ten core Core X-series processors will be available for pre-order on June 19, with shipments to follow the week after that:
Today, I am pleased to announce that customers will be able to place their orders for the first Intel Core X-series processors (4-10 core SKUs) beginning on June 19, and they will start shipping the following week. For those who want to try out the other processors in the family, they will also be available soon. The 12-core Intel Core i9-7920X X-series processor will start shipping in August and the rest, including the Intel Core i9 Extreme Edition processor, will begin shipping in October.
The 12-core Core i9-7920X follows in August and the more recently added 14-core, 16-core Core i9-7960X and the 18-core Core i9-7980X
are scheduled for October.
Additionally, Intel also closed a sponsorship deal with eSports competition company ESL:
Today, I'm proud to announce that we are deepening that partnership in a landmark deal that means Intel technology will now power all of ESL's amateur and pro esports, plus its studio and broadcasting operations. All tournament PCs will now feature the latest Intel® Core™ i7 processors and all of ESL's production hardware will be based on a combination of Intel® Core™ and Intel® Xeon® processors.