Intel Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X coming in Q3 2017?
AMD may be hogging all the news channels with the upcoming public demo in just a few hours time of the AMD Zen “Summit Ridge” or what we know will be named Ryzen, but Intel is rumored to be preparing its high-end desktop processors for the X299 platform, the Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X series for launch in Q3 2017.
The new CPUs will succeed the current Broadwell-E series, with a prices ranging from $468 to $1780, according to reports. Both Kaby Lake-X and Skylake-X series should launch in Q3 2017, or just in time for Gamescom 2017, which should start on the 22nd of August 2017. Both line-ups will support Intel’s new X299 chipset with the new LGA2066 socket, which means your current motherboards will have to replaced to use these new CPUs.
The Kaby Lake-X, which will represent the lower end of the new platform, will come in a quad-core configuration, with 8MB of cache, 112W TDP and a pretty basic 16 PCIe Gen3 lanes. Skylake-X will be available in 6, 8and 10 core configurations with 13.75MB cache and up to 44 PCIe Gen3 lanes for the deca-core part.
Pokdepinion: I hope that the leak for the Kaby Lake-X’s specifications is wrong, as the 16 PCIe Gen3 lanes and quad-core configuration doesn’t give anyone a reason to pick it over a i7-7700K.