Intel has recently announced a new 28 core processor in attempts to one-up their counterparts (AMD). Not much is known so far about the processor's specifics other than it being part of the i9 Skylake lineup. Some minute details have been released regarding the processor's core clock, from this we can extrapolate that it will yield very high TDP so make sure your canteen of liquid nitrogen is readily available at release, that's if you're willing to wait until late 2019 for this processing marvel. Some specifics of the upcoming processor seems a bit queer, at announcement Intel suggested the CPU will be available on their LGA 3647 socket platform which until now was primarily used for Xeon server grade hardware. From that information we can make an educated assumption that the 28 Core beast will be part of the Skylake-SP 14nm family of processors. Intel has thus far suggested clock speeds of 5GHz although this is not unlikely to be changed to compensate for high TDP. Even for enthusiasts cooling a 28 core CPU clocked at 5GHz per core will be a colossal undertaking. At unveiling even the project managers resorted to using unconventional means of cooling. So get your liquid nitrogen pots ready if you intend to overclock. AMD's response to this unveiling of Intel is to leapfrog them entirely by unveiling their very own 32 core Threadripper set on 12nm architecture. Will AMD finally stand their ground against Intel? We'll have to find out in the coming year.