Core i9 Doesn't Clock Higher than Previous Chips

After AMD leaked the "Threadripper", Intel responded with a few Core i9 CPU that will have 10 cores, consume 140W of power and cost up to $1000. The thing is, they haven't released a new process and this is simply a higher voltage, more core version of the same CPU they have on the market. As such, it doesn't overclock any higher than the current processor, so you're paying more for the same thing. I'm not a marketing genius, but I don't think that's much of a deal.

None, and I do repeat this none of the partners have had their hands on, or even seen the 12, 14, 16 or that 18-core part. So that does raise some questions as earlier on we have already stated that Intel is rushing things as an answer towards AMD’s upcoming Threadripper processor series. So on that note, we can confirm that X299 and the respective processors will launch with up-to 10-core processors in the Skylake-X processor series.

Source: Guru3D