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Intel’s Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X Chips To Come Out With An LGA2066 Chipset

Apr 11, 2017 04:06 PM EDT


Intel has some new processors lined up for launch at the upcoming Computex event taking place in June this year. Surprisingly, their primary competitors AMD too will be unveiling some more Ryzen processors alongside the most anticipated graphic chips for 2017, the Vega series of graphic cards.

Intel's upcoming processors will be based on the older generation Sky Lake-X as well as the current generation Kaby Lake-X likely indicating that it will mostly be targeting enthusiasts and the prosumer sector. This is likely due to the fact that the naming scheme itself hints about the extreme overclocking potentials of the new processors.

Going into the details about the new processors from Intel, reports from Game-debate reveal the Sky Lake-X chipsets will be offered as three variants with most of them varying in its core count. With a TDP of 140W, Sky Lake-X chips will be available as hexacore, octa-core and even deca-core architecture that will be making use of Intel's HEDT X299 chipset. The report also revealed that the partner board manufacturers have already begun with the production of the new processor.

Meanwhile, other details from WCCFTech reveal that the Intel Sky Lake-X chips will be codenamed as 'Basin falls' and is expected to be launched in June. Going into reports about the Kaby Lake-X chips, they'll reportedly carry only four cores and will have a TDP of 112W.

Key specifications reveal the next generation of i7-7xxx series will now be using Intel's LGA2066 chipset. Intel must surely love changing processor chipsets frequently. That makes it four processors from the manufacturer for 2017. The reports also reveal that the Sky Lake-X chips will feature 44 PCIe 3.0 Lanes.

Intel is now desperate on gaining hold of the entire market share that they once had, before the launch of AMD Ryzen chips. Overall, 2017 has been better for the average buyer which wasn't the case earlier since Intel dominated the markets due to a no-show from AMD for some time now.


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