Updated July 5, 2017: PCWorld's CPU hounds debate Core i9 vs. Threadripper on our "Full Nerd" show. Will the 18-max cores in Core i9 prevail over the 16-max cores in AMD Ryzen (specifically, Threadripper)? Watch them dish it out!
With Core i9, the Intel vs. AMD battle rages anew. Announced Tuesday at Computex in Taipei, Intel’s answer to AMD’s 16-core, 32-thread Threadripper is an 18-core, 36-thread monster microprocessor of its own, tailor-made for elite PC enthusiasts.