[SOLVED] Intel i9 vs i9 X-Series

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I've been away from following CPUs for a while, what is the major difference between the original Intel i9 CPUs and the Intel i9 X-Series CPUs?

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The original i9's are X.
the i9 naming scheme started in sky lake-X (7th gen extreme editions)
The first non x i9 is the i9 9900k.

X just stands for extreme edition, which is any cpu that is with the core naming, and goes into the x99 or x299 chipset.
 
The original i9's are X.
the i9 naming scheme started in sky lake-X (7th gen extreme editions)
The first non x i9 is the i9 9900k.

X just stands for extreme edition, which is any cpu that is with the core naming, and goes into the x99 or x299 chipset.
 

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So the "X" just represents the "top of the line" (sometimes overpriced, imo) extreme edition CPUs. I obviously was not aware of that, thank you. The extreme editions require a different chipset versus the non extreme edition chips?
 
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