Intel could be readying a surprise power-hungry 22-core CPU with 5GHz boost

Intel is preparing to launch a fresh 22-core high-end desktop (HEDT) processor as part of the Cascade Lake-X range, according to a new rumor.

The alleged Intel Core i9-10990XE has appeared in a screenshot of CPU-Z (a PC profiling and monitoring utility) over at the Chiphell forums, a common source of hardware leaks, although not always the most reliable.