5 Ways Intel's New Core X Platform Raises The Bar For System Builders

(NOTE: This story was originally posted to CRN.com May 31.)

Intel: Core X Targets Gaming, VR, Content Creation

With its new Core X processor platform, Intel is taking aim at the high-end enthusiast desktop market.

The company, which announced Core X at Computex in Taipei this week, said its new processor lineup has the capabilities for advanced gaming, virtual reality and content creation.

"I’m proud to announce the new Intel Core X-series processor family: Intel’s most scalable, accessible and powerful desktop platform ever," said Gregory Bryant, general manager of Intel's Client Computing Group, in a statement.  "Although every enthusiast is different depending on their interests, a common denominator is their hunger for the best performance. Our goal is to always deliver the best performance and, today, we are taking it to the next level."

Following are five features in Intel's Core X lineup that will interest enthusiast system builders.