Sunday November 13, 2016

Intel HEDT Skylake-X And Kaby Lake-X Detailed

More details are in about Intel's next high-end desktop platform, Basin Falls-X, which will host the Kaby Lake-X and Skylake-X CPUs. Bringing a new socket, LGA2066, the chips are expected to launch before the end of next year.

Kaby Lake-X will initially only be available in a quad-core configuration while Skylake-X will be coming in 6-, 8- and 10-core versions. The Kaby Lake-X will also offer 16 PCIe 3.0 lanes while Skylake-X will be coming with 44/28 PCIe lanes. According to another slide, Kaby Lake-X will support dual-channel DDR4 while Skylake-X will come with quad-channel DDR4-2666 memory support. The Kaby Lake-X TDP will peak at 112W while Skylake-X chips will hit maximum TDP of 140W. According to the same source, Intel's Skylake-X chips have already started sampling and these CPUs are expected to launch sometime in Q3 2017.

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